Perfectly Preserved Plantations You Can Visit Now


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The grand plantation homes of the American South are haunting in their opulent beauty and dark history, and it is no wonder many Americans flock to these estates in an effort to try and understand the time period. From the Lowcountry of South Carolina to the banks of the Mississippi, we’ve put together a list of the best and most-preserved plantations you can actually visit.

It is not hard to imagine the gruesome treatment of slaves among the ornate facades and grandiose stairwells that adorn these homes. Some preserved plantations on this list still retain their original slave dwellings, making this an intense and informative experience for your next vacation.