Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Natchez, Mississippi and Oak Alley, Day 3
The final day of our trip was wrapping up Natchez, Mississippi and then heading towards New Orleans where we explored Oak Alley in Louisiana. Both parts of the day were wonderful!
General Quitman purchased the property for his wife. There's a long history behind the ownership of the home. And after the destruction of the Civil War the house fell on bad times. Luckily we have some wonderful, proud citizens in the South who helped bring Monmouth Plantation into a beautifully restored inn.Oak Alley Plantation, one that was used for various movies because of its beauty. I loved it because it was in our 1000 Places book :) It's a bit off the highway but walking up to it from the wide parking area leaves you in great anticipation. Walking up to the plantation tours is just a beautiful walk, and a haven when it's warm out.