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Nearest city Schriever, Louisiana
Area 66 acres (27 ha)
Built 1855
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference No. 83000548
Added to NRHP August 4, 1983

Magnolia Plantation, built in 1858, is a private residence located on Louisiana Highway 311, west of New Orleans and 3 miles (5 km) south of Schriever, Louisiana. The plantation was built to cultivate cotton, which was a critical part of Terrebonne Parish's antebellum economy. The plantation house is one of six surviving Greek Revival plantation houses in the parish. A portion of the film 12 Years a Slave was filmed at the plantation.

The plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

  • Menn, Joseph K. The Large Slaveholders of Louisiana – 1860. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 1964.
  • Stahls, Paul F., Jr. Plantation Homes of the Lafourche Country. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 1976.
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