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Houmas House & The Great River Road Museum Day Trip

Houmas House & The Great River Road Museum Day Trip

4 ratings
Duration4 - 5 Hrs.
If you are looking to experience a combination tour and educational museum, then this Houmas House & The Great River Road Museum Day Trip is the pick for you! This historic estate boasts 38 acres of the south’s grandest gardens, three restaurants, a luxurious Inn, and a historic mansion open daily for tours. The guided mansion tour leads guests through the architectural evolution of the mansion and details how a succession of owners and the Mississippi River grew this manor house to the estate it is today. Period antiques, artwork, and artifacts help the costumed guides tell the story of plantation life. Once sprawling over 300,000 acres, Houmas House has survived wars, floods, abandonment, and the test of time. Spend some time experiencing the Antebellum South. Once you have explored the Houmas Estate, visit The Great River Road Museum. This expansive museum educates about life on the Mississippi - exploring the culture, commerce, folklore, and music. Once you’ve completed this attraction, save time to walk across the bridge located in the parking lot and enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape.
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St. Joseph Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

St. Joseph Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

34 ratings
HISTORY COMES ALIVE IN NOLA
Experience St. Joseph Plantation, one of the few fully intact sugar cane plantations left in the River Parishes. Visitors will explore the plantation home, original slave cabins, detached kitchen, blacksmith's shop, carpenter's shed, and schoolhouse. Take a walk back in time and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people, both free and not, who have called this plantation "home."
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Historic Riverlands Plantation & Soul River Music History Tour

Historic Riverlands Plantation & Soul River Music History Tour

1 rating
Duration2 Hrs.
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Take a musical journey through African American history on this Historic Riverland's & Soul River Music Tour. Visit Historic Riverlands, where the truth is revealed, history is relived, minds are renewed, and hearts repaired! Located on the former Cornland Plantation grounds, you will see the sites, feel the spirit, and hear the music as you are transported back in time. Witness the strength and pride of the people who lived and worked the plantation country through expert narration and exhibits at this historical landmark! Book your spot today!
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Small Airboat Tour

Small Airboat Tour

13 ratings
Duration1.5 - 2 Hrs.
Zoom through the bayous and marshlands on this small airboat tour and make some Cajun memories to last a lifetime! Each tour varies according to the mood of the area wildlife. You may see American alligators, bald eagles, raccoons, wild boars, turtles, snakes, and numerous bird species. Witness majestic live oak trees draped in mysterious Spanish moss, black willow trees, swamp red maples, wild iris, and spider lilies. While on the tour, your captain will tell the stories of the swamp and show you just how the locals live. By the end of the tour, you will be planning your next adventure to the swamps!
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Houmas House & Laura Plantation Combo with Optional Lunch

Houmas House & Laura Plantation Combo with Optional Lunch

18 ratings
Embark on an epic 2 plantation combo at both Houmas House and Laura Plantations. First, at Houmas House, stroll through 12 acres of breathtaking gardens and enjoy the waterlily pond, fountains, sculptures, bridges, and dual gentleman's quarters. This plantation is known for its massive collection of antiques, artworks, and period dressed tour guides dressed in antebellum gowns. Once you're done at Houmas House, head to Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site, which dates back to 1805, and walk in the footsteps of 4 generations of one Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved. This comprehensive history and cultural tour has been called “the best history tour in the U.S.” **On July 4 & Dec 24 Laura's last tour is at 12 Noon.**
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Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site - Admission & Guided Tour

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site - Admission & Guided Tour

47 ratings
Duration1.5 Hrs.
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Drive out to Laura Plantation to enjoy the best history tour in the U.S. This plantation house and Creole Heritage Site is focused on the generations of a real Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved, and highlights the reality of the plantation within a larger historical and cultural context. On a guided tour, you'll walk throughout the plantation house, gardens, slave cabins, and the museum dedicated to slavery to read first-person narratives of those who worked the fields. The unique Creole colors and historical elements reflected throughout, paired with the real documented stories provide a true glimpse into the life once lived by many in Louisiana. **[Browse other Laura Plantation tours here](https://www.tripshock.com/itinerary/Laura-Plantation-Tours-with-Transportation/?utm_source=product&utm_medium=clickthrough&utm_campaign=transportation&utm_term=laura)**
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Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

27 ratings
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Once you've visited Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in person, you'll know why it is called "The Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road." In fact, this grand estate was so lavish, that it was described by many as "The Sugar Palace." The mansion and grounds have been thoroughly restored and enhanced to reflect the opulent lifestyle and grandeur of the successful sugar barons who once lived in Houmas House. Guides in period dress offer visitors an entertaining glimpse into the resplendent world of southern plantation life. Inside, guests will find history reflected in the many antique furnishings and works of art that grace the home's 16 glorious rooms. Outside, visitors can stroll through 38 acres of breathtaking, lush gardens, which are replanted throughout the year to reflect the season.
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