New Orleans Plantation Country Sightseeing Activities, Tours & Attractions

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Jun 5 - Jun 11

Houmas House & The Great River Road Museum Day Trip

4 ratings
4 - 5 Hrs.
If you are looking to experience a combination tour and an educational museum experience, then this Houmas House & The Great River Road Museum Day Trip is the pick for you! The 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. 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. Book your tour today!
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Grand Tour: Two Plantations, Lunch & Airboat Swamp Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

9 ratings
9 Hrs.
Take the Grand Tour with a mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures sure to dazzle, with tours of two southern Louisiana plantations, a great Cajun Lunch (included) and an airboat tour on the bayou. Journey along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as you prepare to be brought back in time on this small group van tour. Visit Plantation Country to tour both Laura, the Creole Plantation and Houmas House: a grand estate so lavish, that it was described by many as "The Sugar Palace." Then experience a thrilling airboat ride with high-speed bursts and gentle cruising on the bayou. Watch for alligators and other wildlife! Make the most of vacation time with this full-day combo tour!
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Destrehan Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

19 ratings
1 Hr.
Step back in time at the oldest documented plantation along the lower Mississippi River Valley with this guided tour of the Destrehan Plantation. Located just 30-minutes from the French Quarter and 10-minutes from the New Orleans International Airport, drive out to discover the legacy of the Destrehan family. Historical interpreters will intrigue you with the storytelling of the plantation owners, enslaved laborers, and free people of color who made the plantation one of the top sugar producers in Louisiana. Marvel at the unique architectural features designed and built by enslaved master builder, Charles Parquet. Educate yourself on a slave revolt almost lost to history. Breath in the natural majesty of centuries-old oak trees draped in Spanish Moss. Book today to drive out and experience New Orleans' oldest and closest plantation!
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The Cajun Experience - Combo Swamp & Plantation Guided Tour with Transportation From New Orleans

119 ratings
7 Hrs.
From rugged Louisiana bayou to refined Southern majesty, this combination of wildlife and plantation tour delivers the best of both worlds all in one. Adventure out to the Manchac Swamp to visit alligators and other regional wildlife like eagles, hogs, and cranes and then make your way up the historic River Road for a plantation tour packed with amazing scenery and compelling history. Choose between Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site or the iconic Oak Alley Plantation. Don't miss your chance to learn all about culture and the critters of Lousiana, book your spot now!
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Manchac Swamp Kayak and Wildlife Tour

5 ratings
2 - 3 Hrs.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown New Orleans on this outdoor adventure. Relax and unwind for a few hours as a trained guide takes guests down the slow-moving bayous of the Manchac Swamp in a kayak or canoe. Take in local wildlife as guests learn of the rich cultural history of the area. The moss-covered cypress groves of Manchac are a sight to be seen! So don't miss out, book your experience today!
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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.” Book your tour today!
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Barataria Swamp Tour from New Orleans with Transportation

12 ratings
4 Hrs.
Explore the waterways of the Barataria Swamp on a covered swamp boat. Learn about "The Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase", the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve, as you drift past a Cajun cemetery, a 2,000-year-old burial mound, and a fishing village. Keep an eye out for over 200 species of birds, an array of wildflowers, plants, snakes, turtles, and alligators! Don't miss out, book your Barataria Swamp Tour from New Orleans with Transportation today!
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St. Joseph Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

36 ratings
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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Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

30 ratings
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. Book today!
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Oak Alley Plantation Guided Tour With Transportation From The French Quarter

40 ratings
5 Hrs.
Experience Oak Alley Plantation, a National Historic site built in 1839, and its beautiful grounds in all of their glory on this guided history and cultural tour through the mansion and grounds. From the moment you arrive, you are treated to the beauty of Oak Alley's quarter-mile-long alley of 28 live oak trees, each over 250 years old. The plantation has even been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire" and "Primary Colors." Reserve your tour today and take in the plantation's beauty, history, and culture with an expert guide and get transportation to and from the French Quarter.
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Whitney Plantation Tour & Slavery Memorial with Transportation from The French Quarter

19 ratings
5 Hrs.
No other plantation tour provides such an in-depth look into the lives of enslaved people as Whitney Plantation, which is credited with being the first and only slave museum and memorial in the United States. Visitors take a guided tour throughout the 265-year-old house, and view the most extensive collection of antebellum slave artifacts in the world including a church, slave compound, carriage house, blacksmith shop, and more! Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a better understanding of the harsh reality of slavery in America. Book your tour today!
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Oak Alley & Laura Plantation Combo Admission & Guided Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

49 ratings
6.5 Hrs.
Spend the day along River Road visiting Louisiana’s most famous plantations. Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site focuses on the generations of a real Louisiana Creole family history. Your guided tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home, the people, and the culture. Oak Alley Plantation, located just a few miles away, portrays a powerful testimony to the wealth that Americans gained during the antebellum era. See the beauty, history, and culture of two of the most popular plantation homes and book today!
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Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site - Admission & Guided Tour

49 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Drive out to Laura Plantation to enjoy the best history tour in America. 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. Book today!
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Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Combo Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

22 ratings
9 Hrs.
Take in the beauty, history, and culture of Oak Alley Plantation, then take a ride on the wild side aboard an awesome airboat! Visit the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, a Greek revival plantation with a magnificent alley of 28 evenly spaced oak trees. Browse the plantation grounds, gift shop, and stop for lunch! After, choose between a 6 or 16-passenger airboat and zoom through the swamps and bayous! Experience it all on this amazing combo tour! Book today!
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Half Day Combo: Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour

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5.5 Hrs.
Get whisked away to a land barely touched by time as guests' journey along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain on this Half Day Combo: Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour. Gaze upon the grand estate of Destrehan Plantation and enjoy a narrated tour as costumed guides share the mansion's fascinating history. Zoom through the Louisiana swamp on a high-speed airboat and soak up the native plants and spot animals that live in the secluded marshes and bayous. For an authentic experience through the Louisiana countryside, choc-full of history, mystery, and excitement, climb on board for a Half-Day Combo Tour!
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Oak Alley & Laura Plantations Combo Tour with Transportation from New Orleans Hotels & B&Bs

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7 Hrs.
Take a step back in time with an Oak Alley & Laura Plantations Combo Tour with Transportation from guests' New Orleans hotel or bed & breakfast. Relax and enjoy a scenic drive through plantation country, on the way to the antebellum mansion Oak Alley, for a guided tour and time to explore the grounds. Then journey to the famously Creole Laura Plantation where the guided tour is sure to be an eye-opening experience. Book this tour and get whisked away to two historical treasures, and visit Oak Alley and Laura Plantations today!
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Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

23 ratings
5 - 6 Hrs.
Take a day trip to plantation country on this Oak Alley OR Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans Hotels. Choose from either Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and take a tour to remember. Travel by air conditioned mini bus from New Orleans to Plantation Country to visit guest's choice of plantation. Both plantations convey the historic beauty of Louisiana and the memories of Creole traditions of yesterday. Book your tour today!
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Whitney Museum Plantation and Airboat Swamp Tour

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8.5 Hrs.
Journey off the beaten path into the Louisiana back-country on a Whitney Museum Plantation and Airboat Swamp Tour. Get whisked away to a former sugar plantation and slavery museum where you can marvel at the big house, well-preserved original structures, and slave memorial. From there you can dine on authentic New Orleans' country fare on your scenic drive into the wetlands. Enjoy a thrilling airboat swamp tour where you can spot the great American alligator and other local wildlife. Book today!
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Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans Hotels

10 ratings
5.5 Hrs.
Savor Southern majesty with a classic New Orleans plantation tour and round trip transportation to and from guest's hotel. Step back in time to Laura Plantation on a half-day adventure into the history and mystery of the Great River Road. Home to some of the most significant and picturesque real estate in America, this plantation experience is sure to amaze, enlighten, and inspire as history comes alive. Book now!
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