Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour
If you are fascinated by eras-gone-by and have an appreciation for beauty and grand architecture, you won't want to miss the best sightseeing in New Orleans Louisana, the West Bank Plantation Tour, given by Tours By Isabelle. The 6-hour tour will provide you in-depth looks into two of the gorgeous plantations around New Orleans as well as drive you past a few other plantations as well. Your guide during the tour will provide you with tons of historical information and facts about the area and how these operations came to be so known.
About Oak Alley Plantation
One of the most beautiful plantations to come across as you are greeted to the main house with 800 feet of southern live oak trees planted before the plantation was built which is where it received its unique name. The house was completed in 1839 by the owner of Jacques Roman who purchased the property from his brother-in-law Valcour Aime. The property was established to grow sugarcane. The property has a wonderful dining restaurant for a delicious meal after roaming the plantation and discovering the history to the area.
About Laura Plantation
This restored Creole plantation was originally built in 1805 by Guillaume Duparc. The plantation was used for indigo, pecans, rice, and sugarcane and was still operating up into the 20th century. In 2004, the main house was severely damaged in an electrical fire. The house was restored and finished by 2006. The house now looks just as it did back in the day besides two rooms capped off in the back to show where two rooms once stood. You will learn about the many slaves who worked on the property as well as the legacy of Laura Locoul, the last resident who lived on the plantation.
Not only do you get to visit all these amazing places, but the knowledgeable guides from Tours By Isabelle will enlighten you with stories from the past and you will feel whisked away to the Antebellum South. So take some time out of your schedule to let Tours By Isabelle transport you to the past and fill your eyes with remarkable beauty! Book the best vacation New Orleans offers by adding this awesome sightseeing plantation tour today.
- What is included in the admission price?
Includes hotel pick up and drop off and admission to the Oak Alley and Laura Plantations.
- What methods of transportation does the Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour use?
14 Passenger tour van.
- Is there any walking involved?
There are short leisurely walks around the grounds of each plantation.
- Approximately how long does the Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour last?
Approximately 6 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.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Is the Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour handicap accessible?
Yes. Please let the tour know in advanced so they can accommodate your needs.