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Places visited in St. Francisville, Louisiana
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Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale Crossroads

Giant novelty guitars now mark the spot where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Fort Pike

Once defending the city of New Orleans from invasion by sea, this fort faces an uncertain future.
New Orleans, Louisiana

National World War II Museum

Formerly known as National D-Day Museum, this collection commemorates the battle of Normandy and WWII.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old building in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Absinthe Museum

Introducing the Green Fairy to her fawning masses.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Bridge

The second longest water bridge in the world, constructed over a supposedly haunted swamp in Louisiana.
Claiborne County, Mississippi

Windsor Ruins

An eerie and beautiful group of columns mark the site of a grand mansion lost to time and fire.
Natchez, Mississippi

The Emerald Mound

The second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States is an artificial hill that is loosely shaped like a pentagram.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mike the Tiger

The LSU mascot lived on the college campus in one of the most impressive tiger habitats in the country.
St. Francisville, Louisiana

The Myrtles Plantation

Supposedly one of the "most haunted homes in America," it has real and very dark history.
St. Francisville, Louisiana

Cottage Plantation

Anyone looking to get away to a startlingly intact relic from the antebellum South need look no further than this plantation B&B.
St. Francisville, Louisiana

Angola Prison Rodeo

A Rodeo for Prisoners.
St. Francisville, Louisiana

The Day the Civil War Stopped

Each year one Louisiana town remembers a brief Civil War truce inspired by Masonic brotherhood.
White Castle, Louisiana

Nottoway Plantation House

Despite its troubled legacy, this grand Southern plantation estate still stands a living monument of the South of the past.
Erath, Louisiana

Lake Peigneur

A miscalculation turns a very shallow freshwater lake into a very deep saltwater lake.
Lutcher, Louisiana

Bonfires on the Levee for Papa Noel

Cajun style Christmas on the river involves sky-high pyres and explosives.
Natchez, Mississippi

Mammy's Cupboard

This racially troublesome eatery thought a new coat of paint could erase its offensive connotations.