Whitney & St. Joseph Plantations Bus Tour
Explore the impactful culture and history of the New Orleans, LA area on the Whitney & St Joseph Plantation Tour by bus. This tour is an interesting way to learn all about the area while enjoying a stroll along some of the most gorgeous estates in the southern antebellum region.
The tour itself lasts approximately six hours. This all-encompassing adventure allows you to get out and tour two stunning, yet harrowing, plantation estates known as St. Joseph and Whitney Plantations. Your tour begins with a trip from New Orleans where you will ride in a comfortable passenger van and be able to take in the wonderful views of the Mississippi River and other notable Louisiana land marks on the way to St. Joseph Plantation.
About St. Joseph Plantation
After a scenic ride, your tour will take you to St. Joseph Plantation. This Creole-style home gives you plenty of awesome information about the history here. The plantation is a currently working plantation and it is guided by some of the family members that actually own and work here. This intimate tour of the estate truly gives a new perspective of the people who call this place home. This location was also the setting for “12 Years a Slave”, giving it an interesting role in the movie industry.
About Whitney Plantation
Whitney Plantation is a gorgeous sugar cane plantation estate with a sobering past. At this historic plantation, you will learn true history - slavery was a dark period in American history and the tour of Whitney Plantation does not gloss over that fact. Instead, it gives you an informative and truthful recount of the events that happened at plantations such as these. You will also be able to see the various historic buildings that are found on the sprawling grounds. There are museum exhibits throughout as well, each highlighting stories from the slaves who lived and worked here as well as beautiful memorial artwork and statues.
After spending the day strolling around these estates and learning about the history that consumed the grounds, you will be transported back to New Orleans. Enjoy the extraordinary views of the Mississippi while relaxing and reminiscing about your day with tons of activities and tours on your next New Orleans family vacation package.
- What is included in the admission price?
The price includes the tour to both locations and hotel pickup.
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes, there will be walking at each plantation property.
- Approximately how long does the tour last?
The tour lasts 6 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
It is appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- What happens if it rains?
The tour operates rain or shine.
- How far is the trip to the plantations?
On average, about a 60-90 minute drive from the city
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Whitney & St. Joseph Plantations Tour?
Of course! Don't forget your camera.
- Is hotel pick up offered?
Yes. Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off is Included.