Louisiana: Plantation Tour with Transportation

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Louisiana: Plantation Tour with Transportation

From $68 per person

Explore 1 of 3 plantations choosing from the Laura Creole Plantation, Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation, or the Whitney Museum Plantation. Gain a unique perspective on the lives of the owners and enslaved people who lived there.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected hotels in New Orleans.
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the best history tour in the United States at the Laura Creole Plantation
  • Take stunning photographs at Oak Alley
  • Learn about the lives of slaves at the Whitney Plantation
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Plantation entrance fee
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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    • Please allow 30 minutes for pick-up
    • Tour is approximately 5.5 hours long (travel time included)
    • Please dress for weather conditions
    • Van is not wheelchair accessible
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    4.9 / 5

    based on 9 reviews

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    • Transportation
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    • Value for money
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    We visited the Whitney Plantation & I would definitely recommend this as the most truly informative experience on how things really were for the slaves & the relationships with there 'Masters'! The Tour Guide made it very interesting for us, answering any questions that were put to him. Be prepared for some harrowing tales but the survival initiatives of the slaves was quite remarkable.

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    March 3, 2020

    The amount of time allotted at the Houmas House was perfect. What a beautiful home and grounds. Well worth the visit.

    February 15, 2020

    February 12, 2020

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