New Orleans Plantation Tours

Plantation tours offer an engaging glimpse into the colonial history and culture of this southern city. These tours will take you to some of the most spectacular and well-preserved plantations in the area, each filled with its own unique stories and traditions. On a plantation tour, you’ll gain insights into the lives of plantation owners and where the enslaved people lived and worked. Some of the most popular plantations in New Orleans include Laura Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, and many more! Whether you're a history buff or simply curious about culture, New Orleans plantation tours offer a captivating and immersive glimpse into a departed era of the deep south’s history.
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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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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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Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Combo Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

22 ratings
9 Hrs.
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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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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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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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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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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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Oak Alley Plantation Guided Tour With Transportation From The French Quarter

40 ratings
5 Hrs.
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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 Admission & Guided Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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 at Whitney Plantation on a half-day adventure into the history and mystery of the Great River Road. Within the boundaries of the "Habitation Haydel", Whitney Plantation tells the story of the Haydel family and the slaves that occupied the property. Discover educational and awe-inspiring museum exhibits, artwork, and historic buildings resorted to exemplify their centuries-old look and feel. Book your spot 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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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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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from NOLA Hotels & B&Bs

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5 Hrs.
Take a step back in time as guests tour Oak Alley Plantation. Enjoy sightseeing on the way to the plantation until the grand house comes into view. Witness the giant oaks that line the alleyway to the "Big House". Experience one of the grandest plantations of Louisiana, her historic grounds, and amazing exhibits. Book your tour today!
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Whitney Plantation Tour with Round Trip Transportation

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6 Hrs.
Step back through time and learn of the untold history of Whitney Plantation on this plantation tour with transportation. The Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. Visit Whitney’s memorial and restored buildings to enter the world of Louisiana sugar plantation and to remember those who built and worked this property. Escape busy New Orleans for a scenic drive along the fertile farmland of the Mississippi on the way to the plantation for a self-guided tour. Book your experience today!
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Airboat & Plantation Combo Tour

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7 Hrs.
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Experience the best of both worlds with an Airboat & Plantation Combo Tour. Take in the historical beauty of Oak Alley or Laura Plantation, your choice, as a knowledgeable guide takes you through the grounds and the mansion. Enjoy a combination of the plantation beauty, history, and culture mixed with an informative swamp tour and high-speed thrill ride. Journey through the bayous and marshlands and keep your eyes open for the cajun wildlife. Alligators, bald eagles, raccoons, wild boars, turtles, snakes, and numerous bird species are all lurking in the bayou. Don't miss out, book today!
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Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Boat Combo with Transportation from New Orleans Hotels

1 rating
6 Hrs.
Enjoy plantation history and a Cajun experience on the same day with this combination tour of Destrehan Plantation and a scenic swamp boat ride! First take a guided tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest Plantation home in the Mississippi Valley, circa 1787. Stand in awe of the 300-year-old oak trees, and the beautifully restored home and grounds. After a quick (optional) lunch stop, hop aboard a covered swamp boat for a guided tour of the Barataria Swamp with an experienced boat captain, book your spot today!
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Whitney Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo

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7 Hrs.
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Travel back in time to the untouched lands of the Whitney Plantation on this Plantation & Swamp Combo Tour. Leave behind bustling New Orleans and enjoy the scenic drive to plantation country where guests will walk through both main houses, grounds, and exhibits on a narrated tour. Learn the fascinating stories of Whitney Plantation with its Creole history and remarkable slave memorials. Book your experience today!
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Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

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5 - 5.5 Hrs.
Explore the Louisiana Whitney Plantation and gain a unique perspective on history! This self-guided tour travels through one of the oldest plantation sites in Louisiana and provides insight into the lives of slaves and the troubles they faced. Hear about first-hand accounts from those who lived and worked on the plantation, giving an in-depth look into this important part of American history. While touring the grounds, learn more about what life was like for slaves during that era – their work, their hardships, and their hopes for freedom – as well as how experts are working today to preserve these stories forever. The Whitney Plantation offers visitors an unparalleled glimpse into the nation’s past while providing education and remembrance for those who have been impacted by the dark history of slavery in America. Book the Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation today.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How far away are the plantations from the French Quarter?

Depending on which plantation you’re going to, travel time will typically range from 45 minutes to an hour, pending traffic. If you are driving yourself and have a specific tour time, you will want to arrive about 30 minutes early. Please factor this in to your travel time, and allow yourself plenty of time to get there!

2. Is transportation provided?

Some New Orleans plantation tours do provide transportation to and from select French Quarter hotels. After booking your New Orleans plantation tour, it is recommended to call the tour company directly, as they can confirm your pick up time and location. Their information can be found on your TripShock voucher that you will receive via text and email after booking.

3. Are combination tours available?

Combination tours are available, and are the perfect way to spend the day on the Louisiana countryside! Whether you’re looking to visit multiple plantations, or want to switch it up and visit a plantation and the exhilarating Louisiana swamps, there is a tour out there for every type of traveler!

4. What are the most popular plantations?

While all of the plantation homes are both beautiful and magnificent in their own right, Laura Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation are definitely two of the most popular plantations to visit. Laura Plantation tours have been dubbed “the best history tours in the U.S,” and Oak Alley is known for its breathtaking quarter-mile alley of massive oaks leading to the gorgeous antebellum mansion.

5. What is the most haunted plantation?

The Myrtles Plantation is definitely one of the most haunted New Orleans plantations. It has actually been dubbed one of “America’s Most Haunted Homes!”

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