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Like most other plantations in the area, the Evergreen Plantation used to grow sugar cane. The industry was so prosperous that it had helped New Orleans to grow and become known for its affluent residents.

The Evergreen Plantation was one example of these places in Louisiana that really succeeded in farming and agriculture. It grew crops until the start of the depression era and maintained a large amount of buildings. 37 of which survives up to this day, 29 are antebellum.

Best known for being one of the few surviving plantation complexes that still have a complete complex, the Evergreen Plantation is a part of the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Tours are offered daily despite the site being privately owned and still a working sugar cane plantation.
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