From plantation to a prison

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2009

Members of River Parishes Hospital’s Senior Friends Program recently took a bus trip to St. Francisville to tour The Myrtles Plantation and to Angola to tour Angola Prison and Museum. Members began their trip with a guided history and mystery tour of The Myrtles Plantation, a 212-year-old plantation known as one of America’s most haunted homes. After the tour, members were able to stroll along the plantation grounds and visit the gift shop. From there, members traveled to D’Johns Restaurant where they enjoyed a country-style buffet lunch. After lunch, members concluded their trip with a guided riding and walking tour of Angola Prison and Museum. On the tour, members were given a presentation by an inmate and were able to see a cell block and a dormatory, a lethal injection table and the Red Hat (where the electric chair was used years ago). Members were then able to tour the prison museum and gift shop.

For more information about the Senior Friends Program or to request a membership application, call our Senior Friends Coordinator at (985) 653-4247.