New Attractions Put the “New” in New Orleans Plantation Country

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Although there are still a few days left in 2014, we can already say that this year has been a busy one of us!  From new festivals to new travels, New Orleans Plantation Country has experienced a glorious year of growth.  For further proof of this, one has to look no further than the new attractions that joined the New Orleans Plantation Country Family this year:

Felicite PlantationFelicite Plantation – A Star is Born. Felicite Plantation featured in the Oscar winning 12 Years a Slave and sister plantation to St. Joseph Plantation, now offers grounds tours of the property.  The tour combines local history with insider tidbits from the various productions that used this property as a filming location.  To book tours for the Felicite Plantation grounds tour, visit Felicite Plantation Grounds Tours.

 

Soul River Historic Riverlands ChurchSoul River – Celebrating our Musical Roots. The influence of African Americans on music both past and present is proudly displayed in the newly opened "Soul River - A Musical Journey through African American History." Housed in the Historic Riverlands Sanctuary, the original Our Lady of Grace Church, the Soul River exhibit incorporates panels and music to reflect a historical sojourn of music, like a journey down a river, from the days of enslavement to modern liberation and pride. For this musical take on New Orleans Plantation Country visit Soul River: A Musical Journey through History.

 

Children of Whitney PlantationThe Whitney Plantation Museum – A New Perspective. The Whitney Plantation Museum has been opened less than a month yet has already been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.  Focusing on the history of slavery in Louisiana, the Whitney Plantation Museum presents narratives, sculptures, and memorials as a testimony to the once enslaved.  After 15 years of renovation, the Whitney Plantation Museum is finally open for tours.  Visit The Whitney Plantation Museum.