Uploaded on Apr 11, 2011
This video highlights the beauty of the Felicity plantation. The Felicity plantation was the main filming location of The Skeleton Key, a suspense/thriller movie that stared Kate Hudson.
While my family and I were in Louisiana, we decided to stop by the plantation only to find out that it was still under renovation. We took a tour at the St. Joseph plantation, which is next door, and the family told us that they own both the St. Joseph and Felecity (Skeleton Key) Plantation. We had a great time at the St. Joseph plantation and would recommend it over most plantation tours due to several reasons. First being that our tour guide, a very nice elder lady, was in fact a family member of the owners of the plantation. She told us stories about how she would spend time in the summer at the St. Joseph plantation with her grandmother, as her grandmother currently lived there. This made the plantation feel extremely authentic as it is the last plantation which has been owned under the same family. Secondly, this plantation isn't meant to be the "grandest" or most "stately" of all the plantations on the Mississippi, unlike most of the other plantations that offer tours. The St. Joseph plantation was a working sugar plantation, not meant to be flashy, and is a time capsule reason being it has had minimal changes since its construction (embellishments/additions).
The Skeleton Key is one of my all time favorite movies, regardless of genres. This film is about care taker Caroline Ellis, Kate Hudson, and how she finds herself intermingling with the evil spirits of the house's slaves. At the end of The Skeleton Key is a twist that is sure to get you talking about this fantastic movie. A must see!
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