I already posted this in the Louisiana forum but thought maybe I should post it here too so it gets seen by more people! I live in Houston and will be driving to New Orleans for a weekend vacation in June. I would like to stop by a plantation on my way home since they all seem to be sort of on the way back to Houston.
I've been researching the various plantations and the 3 that seem the most desirable to me are: Nottoway, Oak Alley, and Evergreen. Any advice on which is the best tour? The main things I am looking for are a grand, opulent house, picturesque setting, historical integrity, and the ability to actually tour the house instead of just a room or 2. Am I being unrealistic? Are there any other plantations between New Orleans and Houston that would better fit my criteria? I grew up in Canada so my only experience with plantations has been in movies.
Thank you for the help!