Built in 1834, Woodland Plantation is the legacy of William
Johnson, the first American chief river pilot and prosperous sugar
baron. This was a time when sugar can flourished as the new "white
gold." Over the years Woodland withstood the torment of several
hurricanes and saw many changes, including serving as a haven for
bootleggers during prohibition.
Completely restored, Woodland stands today as
the only remaining plantation homes in the Delta on the west bank
of the Mississippi River.
The Big House, featured
on all bottles of Southern Comfort, is a raised Creole cottage with
Greek Revival features, broad porches front and back, key hole designed
French doors and is authentically furnished with fine antiques.
here to view a virtual tour of the foyer.
The Mississippi River levee and batture fronting
Woodland provide visitors intimate views of river traffic, and miles
to jog, bike, etc. This Riparian Batture along with the Alluvial
Meadow and levee, shrub swamp (Le Petit Merais) and Bottomland Hardwood
Forest are four distinct natural habitats that occur at Woodland
These natural habitats
which contain a wide diversity of Flora and Wildlife provide as
powerful an allure as that of its cultural heritage. On Woodland
Plantation stands one of the oldest cypress trees in Louisiana.
It has been named Louisiana Purchase Cypress Legacy #4, September
Woodland Plantation is partner attraction of America's
Wetland campaign to save coastal Louisiana. America's Wetland, a
valuable landscape extending along Louisiana's coast, is disappearing
at a rate of 25 square miles per year. As it disappears, an area
of world ecological significance and strategic importance to our
national economic and energy security is at risk. Go to www.americaswetland.com
to learn more.