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Evergreen Plantation

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Address: 4649 Highway 18, Edgard, LA 70049
Phone Number: 1 (888) 858-6877
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Very interesting presentation of plantation history. History of ownership and slavery. The guide was very knowledgeable, answered numerous questions. Get there earlier to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Yuri B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very interesting presentation of plantation history. History of ownership and slavery. The guide was very knowledgeable, answered numerous questions. Get there earlier to go through the exposition in the tour reception building. I did not expect to see that two centuries ago slaves lived in better conditions than my highly educated professional parents and I did for the first 15... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
35 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We visited back in June and our guide was a fella who was most informative. However, we ended up getting there 20 mins prior to the tour starting, so we immersed ourselves in the literature located in the reception area which was very informative and recommended (especially if your guide is a bit lacking). This plantation is still a working... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Had previously visited Oak Alley plantation and thought this one might have a better tour...it did. The guide presented an interesting and historically accurate view of life during both the creole and pre civil war era. The manor house is furnished, although not with pieces original to it. Interestingly, this plantation is privately owned and the owner sometimes lives in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a great place to sink in the past a little. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for our tour guide. We stood right in front of her and it still felt as if she was whispering. The best place to hear her was inside the house because it echod a little. She also kept... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The main house and grounds were beautiful. It was great seeing how small the house really was. It was also neat seeing the slave quarters and getting a better idea about their living environment. The guide, however, recited from her memorized script. The. Entire. Time. I would be interested to see the Whitney Plantation or some other plantation where more... More 

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Palatka, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was our first visit to a real working (sugarcane, not cotton) Plantation. We all learned many new & unrealized historical facts. There are many building on the National Historical Register. The Grandkids, 8 years (M) & 11 years (F) never lost interest & actually asked questions. Great Tour Guide, She was very knowledgeable.

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dublin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Drove out from New Orleans to visit Evergreen as we particularly wanted to see the slave quarters. We found it no problem using a sat nav. The gates were not open when we arrived, but we just pulled in front of the gates and waited. The girl who came and opened the gates was not at all friendly, and pretty... More 

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Vidalia, LA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As a child, I remember driving by Evergreen and being awestruck by the majesty of the grand staircase. I was excited to finally see this magnificent mansion, but then shocked to learn that it is not a mansion at all. It is only one room deep. The exterior is a deception and made us all laugh about how people even... More 

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Woodstock, Ga
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In 3 days we visited 6 plantations. This in was the worst one by far. It was not worth the money we paid for the tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and she just did not have her heart into her job. Management either needs to give the guides more training or more money, maybe both. I think they need... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I chose to visit the Evergreen Plantation over other similar houses because of the original slave quarters and I wanted to know more about slavery and segregation in America following our visit to the amazing and moving civil rights museum in Memphis. I must say the woman who took our money didn't exactly make us feel welcome with her lack... More 

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