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house. The cottage also operates as a bed and breakfast.

GREENWOOD PLANTATION

6838 Highland Road, St. Francisville

(225) 655-4475

Greenwood is a Greek revival mansion; it burned and was rebuilt by the Barnes family following detailed research. It has been featured in several movies. It also offers bed and breakfast accommodations.

THE MYRTLES PLANTATION

7747 U.S. Highway 61, St. Francisville

(800) 809-0565

Often called American’s Most Haunted Home, the plantation has been featured on many national shows. Bed and breakfast is also available.

ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE

12501 La. 10, St. Francisville

(225) 625-3332

Rosedown Plantation features a 28-acre garden, considered one of the nation’s five most historic gardens. The 1835 plantation house contains most of its original furnishings.

LOCUST GROVE STATE HISTORIC SITE

Bains-Ristroph Road, St. Francisville

(888)-677-2838; (225) 635-3739

Locust Grove State Historic Site commemorates a family cemetery that is part of the former Locust Grove Plantation. Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s sister, Anna E. Davis Smith, once owned it.

THE ANGOLA PRISON MUSEUM

17544 Tunica Trace, St. Francisville

Located outside the gates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the museum opened in 1997 as a way to document the history of Louisiana’s prisons in order to not repeat the horrors of the past.

This is the only prison museum in the country operated within an active prison. Currently, the maximum-security prison is the largest in the U.S.

For one weekend in April and every Sunday in October, the Angola Prison Rodeo draws crowds to see inmates participate in events that far surpass what you see on regular rodeo circuits. A special feature of the rodeo is the hobby crafts space, where craft items and festival foods created and cooked by inmates are sold. Proceeds from the rodeo supplement the Louisiana State Penitentiary Inmate Welfare Fund, which provides for inmate educational and recreational supplies.