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Louisiana: Laura, Oak Alley, or Whitney Plantation Tours

1. Louisiana: Laura, Oak Alley, or Whitney Plantation Tours

Choose to visit the Laura Creole Plantation and see The Maison Principale (Big House), The French Jardin, The Plantation Kitchen Garden, The Banana Grove, and the original 1840s Slave Cabins where The Legendary Tales of Compair Lapin (known in English as Br’er Rabbit) were first recorded. Take time to browse through local arts, crafts, and souvenirs in the historic gift shop. Visit the new museum exhibit and learn about the daily lives of free and enslaved people on the sugar plantation. Take the option to explore the Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation, named after the avenue of 28 giant oaks which leads up to the house. Step inside to gracious interiors that echo the romance of another era, where gleaming hardwood floors and shimmering chandeliers reflect both streams of sunlight, and the venerable history of this magnificent home. Discover the story of those who were enslaved on this sugar plantation from approximately 1835 to the end of the Civil War. See The Confederate Commanding Officer’s Tent exhibit and The Sugar Cane Theater which tells the story of sugar's impact on the people of Oak Alley, through video and exhibit. Or take the opportunity to explore the Whitney Museum Plantation, a site of memory, with the focus on lives of the slaves and their legacies. Experience the world of an 1830's sugar plantation through the eyes of the enslaved people who lived and worked here. Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour and gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people, learning their stories through the real oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression. See the earliest and best preserved raised Creole cottage in Louisiana, all built by slaves. Admire the original structures and authentic representations nestled in a working sugar cane field.

Louisiana Plantation Country Half-Day Tour

2. Louisiana Plantation Country Half-Day Tour

Visit Plantation Country to view one of Louisiana's cultural and historic plantations. History, architecture, and stories can be found at each of the plantations that you will visit along the legendary River Road. Take a tour round Laura or Oak Alley Plantations and view a place of historical significance. The Oak Alley Plantation was built in 1837-39. It is famous for its alley of 28 evenly spaced live oak trees, believed to be at least 100 years older than the house itself. Each home is truly a part of historical Louisiana. The Laura Plantation was built in 1805. The “Memoirs of Laura” exhibit will tell guests about the lives of the enslaved men, women, and children.

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4.4 / 5

based on 218 reviews

The drive to the plantation was a little longer than expected, about an hour and fifteen. The bus driver was good, got us to/from the plantation safely - he also threw in a few educational moments as well, and also stopped along the way to point out other plantations. Visiting Oak Alley was fantastic, although a bit somber at times. There were slave living quarters still on site, which was eye-opening. Would definitely recommend a visit to Oak Alley.

Coach transfer was excellent, Joe our driver was spot on with information. Oak Alley Foundation was an amazing experience and very thought provoking. A well stocked gift shop too.

Ken our driver was extremely informative and entertaining! Oak Alley Plantation is just beautiful!

The whole experience from the bus ride tour to the plantation tour was fantastic.

This was an amazing tour. The plantation is beautiful