Plantation Tours New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana Plantation Tours

Oak Alley Plantation Tour

The Oak Alley Plantation Tour near New Orleans is one of the most magnificent plantation tours because of the 28 evenly spaced, huge oak trees that go from the river road to the plantation house. It looks like the movie, “Gone with the Wind”. The Greek Revival home, dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds, is a restaurant, blacksmith shop, souvenir shop and antique farm equipment. It is a comprehensive plantation experience. The tour of the Oak Alley’s house is conducted by guides in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour. Plantation house to the restaurant and souvenir shop is about one block in distance. There are benches along the path, shaded by the oak trees.

Laura Plantation Tour

The Laura Plantation tour is considered by many in the tour industry as the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley. The plantation was run by four Creole women, most notable, was Laura, from where the plantation gets it’s name. The women ran the plantation over 60 years, using slave labor to do it. You will get to view and enter the slave quarters, as part of this tour. On this tour, you will hear stories of all aspects of the plantation life. The book “Bier Rabbit” was written here. The Plantation house was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003, but it was rebuilt to the original design using building materials from antique homes that were disassembled and sold off in pieces. The rebuilding process, is a story in itself.

Combination Tours

Choose a package of tours and save!  There is SO much to see in New Orleans that this is the best way for you to take in the sites without giving away the bank.