Double Plantation Tour
The Louisiana Plantation Life Tour is the perfect adventure for those who love history; 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 plantations to visit. Whether you want to see the Whitney and the Laura Plantations, or the Whitney and Oak Alley Plantations, you can customize your experience by choosing which two out of the three plantations interest you the most.
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 off of French National Archival texts as well as personal memoires 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 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 this unique opportunity to see some of the most famous plantations in Louisiana on the Louisiana Plantation Life Tour.