A couple of days ago my fiancé and I had thee opportunity to visit the EVERGREEN PLANTATION
4677 Hwy. 18, Edgard, LA 70049
Plantation Tours Monday through Saturday
@ 9:30, 11:30, and 2:00
Evergreen Plantation is the most intact plantation complex in the South with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including 22 slave cabins. Evergreen has its country’s highest historic designation and joins Mount Vernon and Gettysburg in being granted landmark status for its agricultural acreage.
Today, Evergreen Plantation remains a privately owned, working sugar cane plantation. People live here and work here. Evergreen Plantation is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Parts of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012) were filmed at this plantation.
Black Creole speaking slave families lived in these slave shacks up until the late 1940’s. During the Civil War most slaves just stayed knowing nothing about the outside world and speaking Creole in a English speaking country. After slavery was abolished in 1865 the plantation owners held on to their slaves by paying them in fake money. That money was only good in the plantation owners various stores. So a lot of former slave families could never get out of debt being that the slave owners set there own prices using fake money. If it was not for the civil rights movement a lot of African American families would definitely still live in old slave shacks today!!!!