“To all whose desire is to be rich and to live a short life, but a merry one, I have no hesitation in recommending New Orleans.” The words of Henry Bradshaw Fearon, a 19th-century British scholar, came to pass for many laid to rest at Lafayette Cemetery. Established in 1833, the cemetery is one of the oldest in New Orleans, with many headstones a testament to lives cut short by a yellow fever epidemic that swept through the city in 1853.
Love gardens? You’ll find no shortage of plant and flower varieties at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. A city fixture since 1936, the grounds are home to more than 2,000 species of native and exotic plants, including the largest palm collection in Louisiana. Step inside the garden’s conservatory (pictured) for an exhibit on fossils of prehistoric plant life.
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Along the Mississippi River, you can still find what remains of the River Road Plantations and a life that passed with the Civil War more than 150 years ago. These top 10 River Road Plantations will reveal to you beautiful architecture, rural Louisiana and important history lessons.