- Half-day tour to two antebellum plantations from New Orleans
- Admire Creole-style St Joseph Plantation and the antiques and artwork at Houmas House Plantation
- Upgrade to also include Destrehan Plantation, where guides in Civil War-era costumes bring history to life
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Small-group tour limited to 13 people for a more intimate experience
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What You Can Expect
Next, head a bit farther upriver to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and savor a mint julep (own expense) before your mansion tour. Admire the columned exterior of the Greek Revival-style mansion, nicknamed the ‘Sugar Palace.’ Then follow your guide through 16 lavish rooms filled with period furnishings and artwork from Louisiana artists. Stroll among gorgeous old oak trees and savor the warm breeze before hopping in your van for the drive back New Orleans. Your 5.5-hour tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Upgrade to the Full-Day Three-Plantation Tour:
Begin your tour with pickup from your New Orleans hotel and a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain toward three grand plantations on the shores of the Mississippi. Your first stop is Destrehan Plantation, which dates back to 1787 and is one of the oldest homes in Louisiana. Costumed guides bring the Civil War era to life with intriguing stories of the land owners and slaves who lived out their days here. After your tour, enjoy some free time to wander the grounds, walking under the majestic canopy of oak trees and around the well-preserved slave quarters.
Next, tour St Joseph Plantation, exploring the mansion, slave quarters, blacksmith's shop and schoolhouse on this Creole-style sugar plantation. Finally, head to the Greek Revival-style Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, where you can recharge with refreshing mint juleps and lunch at Cafe Burnside (both at own expense). Marvel at the 16 rooms of period antiques and local artwork in the mansion and the lush gardens. Your 9-hour tour ends with the drive back to New Orleans and drop-off at your hotel.
High quality tour with a very enthusiastic and informative guide. Excellent guides on site at the 2 plantations as well. We got to see some bonus plantations along the river road on the way back, including a couple that were utilized in some famous Hollywood pictures.
Homas House Plantations and Gardens were wonderful.... and the bar evens sells Mint Julips!