Double Plantation Tour
The Louisiana Plantation Life Tour is the perfect package deals New Orleans offers. Filled with amazing adventure for those who love to explore the deep history of cities; with three plantations to choose from, the past is at your fingertips on this amazing tour. The essence of the tour lies within the choices of which plantations to visit. Whether you want to see the Whitney and the Laura Plantations, or the Whitney and Oak Alley Plantations, you can completely customize your whole experience by choosing which two out of the three plantations interest you the most. This will be a fun and engaging experience for the whole family as you get to see how people truly lived in New Orleans' past.
The Whitney Plantation's museum is the sole plantation in the state that focuses on the difficult topic of slavery. The museum itself is filled with interesting and informative exhibits that detail the lives of slaves who called the 262-year-old plantation home. Guests will also be able to hear harrowing narratives from the slaves themselves. Other great items to see include historical artwork and restored buildings. This tour lasts approximately 7 hours.
The Laura Plantation focuses on the Creole culture of the area. The tour is based on French National Archival texts as well as personal memories from Laura herself. The tour is made up of a tour to the 'Big House' gardens, slave cabins, and Lake Pontchartrain. This tour lasts approximately 5 hours.
Oak Alley Plantation
Built in 1839, Oak Alley Plantation was home to 28 250-year-old oak trees as well as the vast history that gives it a unique feel and personality. It is also known as the most photographed plantation, having served as the setting for movies such as Interview with a Vampire and Days of Our Lives. The tour includes details of stories of the home as well as the history that surrounds the area. Guests will also be able to see Lake Ponchartrain and Bonnet Carre Spillway. When you work up an appetite, purchase a bite to eat at the Plantation Cafe. This tour lasts approximately 5 hours.
Do not miss out on tons of unique adventures with the opportunity to see some of the most famous plantations in Louisiana on the Louisiana Plantation Life Tour. Add this today and don't miss the best vacation deals from New Orleans.
- What is included in the admission price?
Includes narrated motor coach ride and admission to two plantations.
- Approximately how long does the Double Plantation Tour last?
It is approximately 7 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Comfortable outdoor clothing with closed toe shoes.
- Will there be time allotted for dining on the Double Plantation Tour ?
Yes, you can bring snacks or purchase snacks at either plantation.
- Where does the Double Plantation Tour depart from?
The tour departs from the Gray Line ticket office in the French Quarter at 400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Double Plantation Tour ?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Is the Double Plantation Tour handicap accessible?
Yes, please submit any requests to the Gray Line tour at least 48 hours in advance of your tour so they can supply a vehicle with wheelchair access.