New Orleans Plantation Country Tourist Attractions

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Jun 14 - Jun 20

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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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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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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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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St. Joseph and Felicity Plantation Combo Tour

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2.5 Hrs.
Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Louisiana's sugarcane industry with this St. Joseph and Felicity Plantation Combo Tour in Vacherie, Louisiana. Step onto a unique property where two plantation homes, St. Joseph and Felicity, coexist as part of a working sugarcane farm that manages around 1,000 acres of sugarcane each year. Each house tour lasts approximately one hour, allowing ample time to absorb the stories and immerse yourself in the historical ambiance of these plantations. Book your St. Joseph and Felicity Plantation Combo Tour today!
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Zipline Swamp Tour

2 ratings
1 - 1.5 Hrs.
Combine the thrill of a zipline with the beauty of the swamp in this one of a kind experience. You will get to enjoy 5 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, and a one of a kind spiral cypress tree staircase as you traverse the famed Maurepas Swamp! View the beautiful ecosystem including magnificent flowering plants, and cypress trees with Spanish moss. There is also no shortage of critters around and you will most likely see plenty of alligators, turtles, whitetail deer, wild boar, raccoons, and even more from up above! There is also a large green space with several games such as cornhole, giant Jenga, and more! Come see the area's newest and most exciting attraction! Book your experience today!
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