Tag Archives: South

Houmas House, a Louisiana plantation

Our tour guide warned us, “This will not be your traditional tour.” She had my attention. We were ready to walk into a stately plantation home on the banks of the Mississippi River about 45 minutes west of New Orleans. … Continue reading

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One of the best historic houses

Not every historic house was owned or built by someone famous. One of my favorite homes falls into this category. Drayton Hall, an imposing eighteenth-century plantation house stands in lofty isolation amidst moss-draped live oaks overlooking the Ashley River, about … Continue reading

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