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Double Plantation Tour

by Gray Line New Orleans Duration 7h 15m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $88

Take an eye-opening look into American history with visits to your choice of 2 of 3 prominent plantation homes along the Mississippi riverfront. Take a drive along the Great River Road, which winds along the Mississippi River, where the Whitney, Laura, and Oak Alley plantations sit.

Whitney Plantation, open to the public for the first time in over 260 years, it is the only plantation museum in Louisiana that focuses on slavery. Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, Whitney serves as a site of memory and consciousness that pays homage to all slaves who lived and died there, as well as those who lived elsewhere in the United States.

At Laura Plantation, enter the fascinating world of Creoles who lived at this sugar plantation, apart from the American mainstream, for over 200 years. The tour is designed based on information taken from 4 generations of family documents that reveal the real-life accounts of the slaves, owners, women, and children who lived there.

Oak Alley is Louisiana's most photographed plantation, showcasing beautiful Greek revival architecture. The site is famous for having once played host to a Civil War encampment. Stroll a magnificent alley of 300-year-old live oak trees leading to the Mississippi River. After this fascinating journey, enjoy a hassle-free ride back to New Orleans.

Take an eye-opening look into American history with visits to your choice of 2 of 3 prominent plantation homes along the Mississippi riverfront. Take a drive along the Great River Road, which winds along the Mississippi River, where the Whitney, Laura, and Oak Alley plantations sit.

Whitney Plantation, open to the public for the first time in over 260 years, it is the only plantation museum in Louisiana that focuses on slavery. Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, Whitney serves as a site of memory and consciousness that pays homage to all slaves who lived and died there, as well as those who lived elsewhere in the United States.

At Laura Plantation, enter the fascinating world of Creoles who lived at this sugar plantation, apart from the American mainstream, for over 200 years. The tour is designed based on information taken from 4 generations of family documents that reveal the real-life accounts of the slaves, owners, women, and children who lived there.

Oak Alley is Louisiana's most photographed plantation, showcasing beautiful Greek revival architecture. The site is famous for having once played host to a Civil War encampment. Stroll a magnificent alley of 300-year-old live oak trees leading to the Mississippi River. After this fascinating journey, enjoy a hassle-free ride back to New Orleans.

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9:00 AM, Oak Alley & Laura Tour in English

Duration 7h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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9:00 AM, Whitney & Laura Tour in English

Duration 7h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
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9:00 AM, Whitney & Oak Alley Tour in English

Duration 7h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$88

Total price is $88, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Double Plantation Tour

Activity Location

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office

    600 Decatur St.

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • A captivating look at life on a historic southern plantation

  • See 2 of 3 plantations that sit along the Mississippi River

  • Get the perspective of people who inhabited these properties

  • Views of Lake Pontchartrain from the Bonnet Carre Spillway

  • Walk through an alley of towering 300-year-old oak trees


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of 2 plantation homes with narrated coach transportation

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central New Orleans

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and under are complimentary.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • At least 10 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Lunch is only available for purchase at the restaurant at Oak Alley. Snacks are available at the other plantations and guests are welcome to bring light food/snacks for the trip.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Double Plantation Tour ratings based on 33 Verified Reviews

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4.7 out of 5

4/5 Oct 17, 2018

Great tour. Jude our driver gave an impressive and very informative running commentary on the way to the sites. Whitney was great - very sobering and moving hearing the story around the slavery. Oak Alley is very picturesque but a more tourist oriented venue. Both well worth a visit though.

4/5 Sep 29, 2018

We visited the Laura and Oak Alley Plantations. We visited the Laura Plantation first. It was informative and included history, authentic furniture and buildings from the original Plantation. The only thing impressive about Oak Alley were the Oak trees leading to the main house where rooms were roped off and no pictures allowed.

Coleen K

United States