Visit Stunning Baton Rouge Plantations and Explore Louisiana’s History
Home to many beautiful plantations from the era leading up to the Civil War, Baton Rouge offers a unique way to learn about Louisiana’s rich history. Meticulously maintained, the antebellum mansions resting on these plantations offer only a small glimpse into what the South was like during a time tarnished by slavery. Explore this significant period of American history by touring the 18th-and 19th-century houses atop these historic Baton Rouge plantations.
Guests of the Hampton Inn I-10 & College Drive hotel will be within close proximity of these well-known plantations:
- Magnolia Mound Plantation (4.5 mi.) – Less than five miles from our Baton Rouge hotel, this unique landmark built in the 1700s hosts tours and educational programs for its main house, which was once part of a 900-acre plantation.
- Mount Hope Plantation (5 mi.) – Just five miles from our property, this once 400-acre plantation is one of two surviving antebellum homes in Baton Rouge. Ideal for events and special occasions, the plantation features beautiful gazebos, crystal chandeliers, wood-burning fireplaces, and a farmhouse flanked by towering oak trees.
- Nottoway Plantation (25.8 mi.) – The South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion, this three-story 19th-century mansion now offers elegant and completely restored event spaces, an on-site restaurant, and plantation tours seven days a week.
- Houmas House (26.2 mi.) – Built in the early 1800s on land originally owned by the Houmas Native American tribe, the Houmas House was known as “The Sugar Palace” for its extensive sugar production. Explore the 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a live oak alley, or choose to take one of the incredible tours offered seven days a week.
- The Myrtles Plantation (35.5 mi.) – Considered one of America’s most haunted homes, this grand 18th-century mansion offers daily tours, event space, on-site dining and more.
- Oak Alley Plantation (50 mi.) – Visit all 25 acres of this majestic sugar cane plantation built in the mid-1800s. Appropriately named for its grand oak tree-lined entryway, the property offers a truly mesmerizing experience, including educational exhibits, interactive tours, a blacksmith shop, well-appointed gardens and a family graveyard.
Discover Comfort and Convenience at Our Baton Rouge Hotel
Before or after your visit to one of the amazing plantations nearby, take advantage of soothing accommodations and modern amenities at our Hampton Inn I-10 & College Drive hotel. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi access, 24-hour business and fitness centers, and a relaxing outdoor pool with lush landscaping when you stay with us. Just 4 miles from Louisiana State University’s campus and Downtown Baton Rouge, you’ll be right in the middle of all the action!
Reserve your room online, and start planning your trip to historic Baton Rouge today!