This mansion has 20-inch-thick walls and a massive foundation. It was constructed in 1837 during the Greek Revival period. It is a virtual fortress and was the center of one of the first sugar cane plantation in the area. Inside the manor is an extensive collection of rare prints and original paintings created by naturalist John James Audubon along with a large assortment of handmade, hand-painted carvings of various waterfowl that winter in southern Louisiana.
The manor's gardens were designed to resemble the Gardens of Versailles, and the aviary was built as a set for the movie "Drowning Pool."
The manor is open daily; closed on major holidays.