Summer is here and you may be looking for ways to get out of the office or the house and enjoy the sunshine. Bocage Plantation is a great way to break up the afternoon monotony, offering tours from 12-5pm every afternoon, Wednesday through Sunday. This mid-1830s antebellum sugar plantation is rich in history, having been built and owned by the Colombs, one of the preeminent Creole families in old Louisiana. The Colombs were also closely related to the Bringiers (in fact, Bocage was a wedding gift from Marius Pons Bringier to his daughter, Francoise, and her new husband, Christophe Colomb, in 1801), who were perhaps the most influential Creole family in Louisiana during the 19th-century. But Bocage is not only a rich cultural site today; it is furnished with period mid-19th century antiques, boasting pieces by Mallard, Roux, Belter, and several other notable furniture makers from that time period. The daily tours of this historic manor highlight the elegant furnishings and also focus on the architectural heritage, uniqueness, and recent restoration. A tour of Bocage will give you an accurate account of what life was like on an antebellum sugar plantation, a glimpse of how a stately Greek Revival mansion would have been furnished, and an in-depth look into the manor’s distinct architectural style. With all there is to see and experience at Bocage, why sit inside and miss it? Louisiana’s celebrated history is waiting for you.