Set among centuries-old live oak trees and sugar cane fields on Bayou Lafourche, the E.D. White plantation home is one of Louisiana's most historic properties. This National Historic Landmark was the residence of two of Louisiana's foremost political figures - Edward Douglass White, governor from 1835-1839, and his son Edward Douglass White Jr., who was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1894 and served as Chief Justice from 1910 to 1921.
Built in the 1790s and extensively remodeled in the 1840s, the main house showcases a variety of Louisiana plantation architecture styles and traditional construction techniques.
As a Louisiana State Museum property, the home also houses several exhibits on the region's history and culture. A replica of an 1840s-style plantation kitchen is located on the grounds and open hearth cooking demonstrations take place periodically.
The tranquil beauty of this historic property is a must see on any visit to Louisiana's beautiful bayou country.
House and grounds tours are available during regular operating hours.
School and bus groups are welcome, and motor coach parking is available.
There is a picnic area on grounds as well as a canoe and kayak landing and bird watching.