Melrose Plantation

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Melrose Plantation information

Cane River Country , USA
I-49, exit 119
+1 318 379 0055
adult/child $10/4
Opening hours
noon-4pm Tue-Sun
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Melrose Plantation is a complex of interesting buildings built by a family of free people of color headed by Marie Therese Coincoin. The early-20th-century owner, Cammie Henry, housed artists and writers such as William Faulkner and Sherwood Anderson in the 1796 Yucca House. Congo-style Africa House contains a vivid 50ft mural depicting plantation life by Clementine Hunter, the renowned folk artist. Hunter had been a field hand and cook at Melrose before picking up a paintbrush at age 50.