Magnolia Plantation, built in 1858, is a private residence located on Louisiana Highway 311, west of New Orleans and three miles south of Schriever, Louisiana. The plantation was built to cultivate sugar cane, 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. According to the List of plantations in Louisiana, Magnolia was given National Historic Landmark status on January 3, 1998.
Constructed in 1834 along Little Bayou Black, this two-story house was built by Thomas Ellis constructed of cypress cut by slaves. Ellis's daughter Eliza married Confederate general Braxton Bragg here. A productive sugar plantation, during the Civil War, Magnolia was used as a hospital by Federal troops. John Jackson Shaffer bought the property in 1874 and it is still occupied by direct descendents. Located on La. Hwy. 311, three miles south of Schriever.