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New Orleans Plantation Tours

By Viator, September 2013

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To some, connotations of New Orleans lead to images of the antebellum plantation houses and big fan boats skidding along a marshy alligator-ridden bayou. Though New Orleans is a town that never forgets its roots and is, in fact, in very close proximity to these things, is nevertheless a modern and busy city with all that comes along with it – big city culture, big city dining, big city fun. And while you may be out indulging in some of these big city finer points, the historian and old-country lover in you might long for a return to simpler times. Luckily, the antebellum south is remembered well in some of the nearby New Orleans Plantations. Once the mainstays of an agrarian economy, nearby New Orleans plantation houses offer visitors a glimpse into the windows of a bygone era.

The Bocage Plantation stakes its claim to fame for being the best representation of American Greek Revival architecture in the nation. With ties all the way back to Christopher Columbus himself, this magnificent mansion with its flat beautiful lawns and living oak is a beautiful step back into the lives of original southern gentry. Located at 39050 Highway 942 in Darrow, Louisiana, this beautiful stop is just a stone’s throw from downtown New Orleans.

The Houma House Plantation and Gardens is also located in Darrow, and truly isn’t to be missed. This plantation boasts one of the most beautiful gardenscapes in all of the south. Once the largest sugar plantation in the world, guests enjoy a museum-quality collection of antiques to compliment the stunning scenery and architecture.

If you’re looking for something close-by the Destrehan Plantation is the closest plantation to the downtown New Orleans Metro area as you’re likely to get. This plantation house offers costumed tour guides, historical tours of the grounds, and even a signed document by Thomas Jefferson can be found among the historical relics on display.

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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 91 Reviews

Journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a tour of two separate plantations located on the Westbank of the Mississippi River. First, visit Oak Alley ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 5.5 hours

From USD $100.00

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Enjoy the flexibility of combining the Swamp and Bayou Tour and the Oak Alley Plantation Tour and SAVE! Travel across the Mississippi by coach for a boat trip ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 days

From USD $120.00

Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Get a taste of antebellum Louisiana on this half-day tour from New Orleans to two of the finest plantations on the Mississippi River: San Francisco Plantation ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: Varies

From USD $91.00

Tour of Oak Alley Plantation

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to a time of mint juleps, gracious living and the glory of the Old South. Oak ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.00

Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

Get ready for an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.00

New Orleans Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Westbank Plantation Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Once your cruise has returned to New Orleans, take a journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a tour of two separate plantations -- Oak Alley ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $100.00

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