Historic Donaldsonville Tour - Tour Ascension

Historic Donaldsonville

Historic Donaldsonville Tour

Donaldsonville is known today as the “Gateway to Cajun and Plantation Country” because of its rich heritage and the numerous plantations along the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche.

Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church

Inside Ascension Catholic Church

Beautiful cathedral-like structure built in the late 1800’s, serving the Church parish established in 1772 after which Ascension civil parish is named. Originally a mission to serve the growing community of Acadians and evangelize the nearby Native Americans; the largest and one of the most historic cemeteries in the area.

River Road African American Museum

River Road African American Museum

The River Road African American Museum collects, preserves and exhibits art, artifacts and buildings as it is related to the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Lunch at The Grapevine Cafe and Gallery

grapevine cafe

We invite you to experience Grapevine Cafe & Gallery’s award winning cuisine, a unique blend of Cajun, Creole and African traditions all served up with a warm and loving flair.


Alvin Batiste

Alvin Batiste Folk Artist

The history of generations along the Mississippi River finds expression in the brush strokes of Alvin Batiste, self-taught, primitive artist, whose work has been critically acclaimed. Visitors may watch the artist at work, browse the gallery, commission and/or purchase original paintings.

Downtown Donaldsonville Shopping

Cabahanosse Antiques

Cabahanosse Antiques & Gifts

Merle Norman

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