Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Louisiana's Houmas House Plantation & New Orleans History

  • Broadcast in Travel
World Footprints

World Footprints


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow World Footprints.

The Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana is an antebellum plantation and sister property of the famous Greenbrier Resort in Virginia.  This historical jewel sits between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and contains a treasure trove of history within its walls.  We were pleased to spend a day with the planation's colorful owner, entrepreneur Kevin Kelly and learn what he is doing to preserve Houmas House.

The greatest act of slave resistance in American history took place in 1811 just outside of New Orleans.  Author Daniel Rasmussen discusses his book, American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt, and sheds new light on the great American paradox--slavery.

Finally, native New Orleanian and travel writer Laura Martone is the author of the Moon Travel Guide to New Orleans joins us to talk about the best the Big Easy has to offer.