- Half-day antebellum plantations tour from New Orleans
- Visit two Eastbank plantations on the eastern side of the Mississippi River
- Admire San Francisco Plantation’s colorful design and relish the southern splendor of Houmas House Plantation
- Upgrade to include Destrehan Plantation, where guides in Civil War-era costumes bring history to life
- Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a more personalized experience
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What You Can Expect
Interestingly, the striking, colorful exterior of this grand mansion is atypical of the pre-Civil War period, putting it in a class of its own. Inside, you’ll discover one of the finest antique collections in the country as your guide regales you with stories – both tragic and triumphant – about the lives of generations of slaves and plantation owners.
Next, it’s on to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Explore the mansion, nicknamed ‘Sugar Palace,’ on a guided tour through 16 lavish rooms filled with period furnishings and artwork from Louisiana artists. Then, take a stroll under gorgeous oak canopies and savor the warm breeze before hopping in the van for the drive back to New Orleans.
Upgrade to the Full-Day Three-Plantation Tour:
For lunch, you can enjoy a relaxing meal at the restaurant at Houmas House Plantation (own expense). You’ll then make your way to Destrehan Plantation, one of the oldest homes in Louisiana, where costumed guides bring the Civil War era to life with intriguing stories of land owners and slaves who lived and worked here from 1787 on. After your tour, explore the grounds at your own pace: take a walk under a spectacular canopy of oak trees, walk through the well-preserved slave quarters, and admire the main building’s grand Greek Revival architecture.
John had good info but he didn't project very well. It was difficult to hear him and the sound system crackled when turned up. He seemed to speed through the information so there was little time for questions or to truly absorb what he was saying.
Dylan, our shuttle bus driver was FANTASTIC! He was soo knowledgeable about everything New Orleans. I am a history buff and like to know details and he KNOWS details. It was by far the most informative tour - and I did them all during my vacation. Please if you can get Dylan consider yourself very fortunate and expect insight you would not imagine. BTW, the actual tour was good - glossed over Slavery and those conditions. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous - oak trees as old as 600 years old and the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is a plantation in exceptional state.