New Orleans, Louisiana Plantation Tours

Oak Alley Plantation Tour

The Oak Alley Plantation Tour in Vacherie, LA 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”.

This Greek Revival style home dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds are a restaurant, blacksmith shop, souvenir shop and antique farm equipment. The Oak Alley tour is the complete plantation experience! The Oak Alley house tour is approximately 35 minutes and conducted by tour guides dressed in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour.

The distance from the Plantation house to the restaurant and souvenir shop is about one block in distance. Along the path, there are benches shaded by the oak trees.

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp tours

Established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.

Located on the historic River Road, this antebellum home with its lush green grounds and moss draped Live Oaks watches over the banks of the Mississippi River just minutes away from New Orleans. In 2010 the site received a travel and tourism Louey Award naming it the 2010 Louisiana Attraction of the Year.

The plantation exhibits an original document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison appointing Jean Noel to the Orleans Territorial Council, which is responsible for creating Louisiana’s civil law of government.