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Lady of Greenwood Plantation

Lady of Greenwood PlantationBlack and white framed photograph of “Lady of Greenwood Plantation” St. Francisville, LA available now in my Etsy shop.

All items purchased on my Etsy site comes with a free decorative, holiday gift bag until December 31, 2015.

Come in and browse awhile

https://www.etsy.com/listing/259307711/lady-of-greenwood-plantation-fine-art

Happy Holidays!

Ghosts of the Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana

Haunted Magnolia Mansion, Garden District, New Orleans, LA
Haunted Magnolia Mansion, Garden District, New Orleans, LA

Stay at the haunted bed and breakfast  “The Magnolia Mansion” located at 2127 Prytania St. in the Garden District of New Orleans, LA.  Built in 1858 it is said to be haunted by friendly spirits.

Haunted Buckner Mansion, Garden District, New Orleans, LA
Haunted Buckner Mansion, Garden District, New Orleans, LA

The historical “Buckner Mansion” is located at 1410 Jackson Ave in the Garden District of New Orleans, LA.  The house was built in 1853 and is rumored to be haunted by a former slave.

The Haunted Morris-Israel House, Garden District, New Orleans, LA
The Haunted Morris-Israel House, Garden District, New Orleans, LA

The Morris-Israel House located at 1331 First St. in the Garden District, New Orleans, LA was built in 1868. This Victorian home is rumored to be haunted by a poor soul whose bones were found in a hidden room.  Evidence of Voodoo perhaps?

The Haunted Castle Inn, Garden District, New Orleans, LA
The Haunted Castle Inn, Garden District, New Orleans, LA

“The Castle Inn” located at 1539 Fourth St. in the Garden District, New Orleans, LA  was  built in 1891.  Residents who have lived here reported  very active paranormal  activity.  It is no longer an inn but if you stand outside  you can feel the supernatural  energy.

To view a video of Haunted New Orleans click here: https://youtu.be/KOWCL6_1qfk

To view more photos from the Haunted Traveler click here: www.hauntedtraveler.com

Tour Haunted New Orleans and Beyond

Watch this video of “In Search of Spirits from Long Ago in Haunted New Orleans and Beyond” A collection of some of the most haunted sites in and around New Orleans.  Be sure to turn up the volume for the full experience.

Click here:

https://youtu.be/KOWCL6_1qfk

A visit to Greenwood Plantation

Greenwood Plantation, St Francisville, Louisiana
Greenwood Plantation, St Francisville, Louisiana

Greenwood Plantation is located in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.  I have visited Greenwood Plantation three times, and the last time was for my wedding. I have visited many southern plantations and Greenwood is my favorite.  Why? It’s not touristy and has a very authentic feeling to it enabling you to imagine the plantation during times from long ago.

The beautiful and gracious Greenwood Plantation was built by William Ruffin Barrow in 1830.  The majestic white Greek Revival Style plantation home is embraced with twenty-eight magnificent columns built by slaves. Greenwood was a working cotton and sugarcane plantation farmed with slave labor.  William Ruffin Barrow was a pro-secessionist and came from a wealthy family of plantation owners in Louisiana. While living at Greenwood Plantation, the Barrows had ten children, five of which died of different diseases. William Ruffin Barrow died in 1862 and was buried at Highland Plantation –a family plantation in Baton Rouge. The plantation served as a hospital during the Civil War.

After the Civil War the plantation was housed by multiple families until 1915.  Walker Percy bought Greenwood and lived there with his wife and children for 45 years. Then hard times fell again on Greenwood Plantation during the Great Depression. The Percy’s were forced to sell Greenwood and the home sadly stood empty.  Tragically, in 1960 Greenwood was struck by lightning and the entire house burned to the ground except for the noble 28 brick columns.

In 1968 William Barnes and his son Richard bought Greenwood and researched photographs of the plantation to restore the plantation to its original grandeur design of 1830.  It took the Barnes 16 years to complete the restoration.  Greenwood Plantation found success in the movie industry becoming a popular site for filming such movies as “Louisiana,” “North and South,” “Drango,” and “Sister Sister.”

Greenwood Plantation is now a wonderful and romantic bed and breakfast and a popular site for weddings.  The plantation is open for tours and is definitely worth a visit.

http://www.greenwoodplantation.com