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New Orleans Plantation Tour with Transportation

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Embark on an immersive journey through the enchanting Louisiana plantations with the New Orleans Plantation Tour. Experience the opulence and elegance of these historic homes as you explore the stunning architecture, lush gardens, and fascinating artifacts. But these plantations hold more than just beauty; they represent a complex era in history. Delve into the stories of the slaves who brought these homes to life and gain a deeper understanding of the South's past. With comfortable transportation provided, sit back and relax as you travel from New Orleans to these captivating sites. From the iconic Oak Alley Plantation to Laura: A Creole Plantation and Evergreen Plantation, each stop brings a unique perspective and a chance to unravel the tales of generations past. Let the Louisiana plantations transport you to a different time and leave you with a profound appreciation for the rich history and culture of the region.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 2-6 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Breathtaking Louisiana plantation homes
  • Discover historic artifacts and luscious gardens
  • Learn about the lives of slaves in the rural south
  • Explore the beautifully restored Manor House
  • Experience the South's most intact plantation complex
  • Bottled water

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Introduction

Discover the captivating beauty and rich history of the Louisiana plantations on the New Orleans Plantation Tour. Leave the bustling city behind as you embark on a comfortable ride out of New Orleans, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of these picturesque homes, just an hour's drive away from the city. Uncover the origin of Louisiana plantations and their profound impact on New Orleans and its residents. As you explore these stunning buildings, lush gardens, and historic artifacts, you'll also delve into the darker chapters of Louisiana's history, particularly the lives of enslaved individuals who played a significant role in shaping these homes. Each plantation home boasts its own guide, ready to share its unique story and guide you through the main house. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll around the grounds, soaking in the ambiance and asking any burning questions.

What to Expect

During this 210-minute tour, you'll embark on an unforgettable journey through four magnificent plantations. Begin with the iconic Oak Alley Plantation, renowned for its quarter-mile avenue adorned with 28 majestic live oak trees. Explore the Laura: A Creole Plantation, where you'll be captivated by the real-life stories shared by guides based on 5,000 pages of documents from the French National Archives. Discover Evergreen Plantation, boasting an astonishing 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Finally, feast your eyes on St. Joseph Plantation, a living testament to the area's rich history with its 16 registered live oak trees and well-preserved plantation complex.

Who is this for?

The New Orleans Plantation Tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and anyone captivated by the beauty of architectural gems amidst natural surroundings. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this immersive experience offers a unique glimpse into the past, allowing you to broaden your understanding of Louisiana's complex history.

Why book this?

Embarking on the New Orleans Plantation Tour is an opportunity to awaken your senses and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Louisiana's enchanting plantations. From the stunning Oak Alley Plantation, with its awe-inspiring avenue of live oak trees, to the captivating Laura: A Creole Plantation, where real-life stories will transport you back in time, each destination offers a unique and immersive experience. This tour not only allows you to explore the opulence of these homes but also sheds light on the lives of enslaved individuals who played a crucial role in shaping the region's history. With a knowledgeable guide to accompany you throughout the journey, you'll gain profound insights into the impact of Louisiana plantations on New Orleans and its residents.

Good to Know

As you embark on this tour, be prepared to be transported back in time and embrace the stories of the past. Wear comfortable shoes as you wander through the plantations' grounds and take in the breathtaking beauty of the gardens. Don't forget to bring your curiosity and questions. Your guide will be more than happy to share their wealth of knowledge and provide valuable insights into the history and significance of each unique plantation. Immerse yourself in the lush surroundings and allow yourself to become part of the narrative of Louisiana's plantation history.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the New Orleans Plantation Tour have praised it for its immersive and educational experience. Visitors have been captivated by the stunning architecture, lush gardens, and the stories shared by guides, offering a deeper understanding of the complex history of Louisiana. Many have expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to learn about the lives of enslaved individuals and the profound impact they had on the region. Overall, feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with visitors leaving the tour feeling enlightened and inspired by the rich culture and history they encountered.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Oak Alley Plantation

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"The Grand Dame of River Road" Perhaps the most photographed plantation in Louisiana, this home was built in 1839 and was originally named Bon Séjour (pleasant sojourn). Because of the quarter-mile avenue of 28 giant, live oaks leading up to the house, steamboat passengers dubbed it “Oak Alley.”

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

Laura: A Creole Plantation offers a 70-minute tour that is based on 5,000 pages of documents from the French National Archives related to the free and enslaved families who lived here. Guides will share the compelling, real-life accounts of 7 generations of Laura Plantation’s Creole inhabitants. With 11 structures listed on the National Register, Laura Plantation offers guests the chance to explore its newly restored Manor House, the formal and kitchen gardens, Banana-Land grove, and its authentic Creole cottages and slave cabins. Laura Plantation is best known for the West-African stories the home’s former slaves related to folklorist Alcée Fortier. Recorded at the slave cabins here in the 1870s, they were later popularized in English and became the “Tales of Br’er Rabbit.”

Admission Included

Evergreen Plantation

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"The South's Most Intact Plantation Complex" Evergreen Plantation has an astonishing 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including 22 slave cabins in their original, double row configuration.

St. Joseph Plantation

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According to the Live Oak Society of Louisiana, the company has 16 registered live oak trees on its property, some named after family members, with the largest boasting a girth of 23 feet. Officials estimate the trees are about 300 years old. Four of the huge live oaks shade the St. Joseph home’s backyard well, and iron syrup kettle 10 feet in width, several week-framed slave quarters, a detached kitchen and the remnants of a narrow gauge railroad that carried sugar cane from the fields. Double-wide French doors provide cross-ventilation for the home’s 16 rooms and cypress plank floorboards shine from decades of waxing.

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Angela_K

Ben is an excellent historian and we really enjoyed his knowledge of the New Orleans area. Laura plantation is beautiful and Pam was a very entertaining storyteller, we had a very good time and learned so much

Candice_C

Benjamin was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. We enjoy the many cultural lessons and local practice and origins.

W4406XTjamesb

We had an excellent customised, day-long tour of Laura and Whitney plantations, with lunch at Oak Alley. Ben was very accommodating, picking us up from our hotel and negotiating the French Quarter at rush hour at the end to drop us at Preservation Hall for a late afternoon jazz gig. He was timely, attentive, thoughtful and very engaging. We came away with some great insights into the history, geography and culture of this part of the world.

sueirvine

We had a wonderful tour and transportation to Oak Alley Plantation. We were picked up in front of our hotel. We had a lovely driver, John, and Ben was our tour guide. He shared his passion for New Orleans with us on the hour drive to the plantation. He also prepared us for our visit to the plantation and showed us some other plantations along the way. Ben has a great personality and we enjoyed our tour very much. We would use him again in our next visit.

Rebecca_T

This was such a lovely tour and time spent with Benjamin was like a day with a friend who knows everything about the history of Nola.

A1682TLnancym

Our guide Jim was so knowledgeable about New Orleans history. He made the rest of our trip enjoyable because we knew so much
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-24 22:44