The picturesque Indian Camp Plantation was formerly a hospital for patients with Hansen's Disease (leprosy). Patients were shipped to the hospital in the late 1800's and early 1900's and they lived out their lives in Carville. Over the years, hundreds of patients' lives were changed as medical breakthroughs were made by physicians at the Center. A museum depicting the stories of those suffering with leprosy and efforts to treat the disease is located on the grounds. Today the plantation serves as a Louisiana National Guard facility and is open for tours.
Latitude: 30.212032 Longitude: -91.102183 Elevation: 22 ft
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