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Overview

Combine visits to two historical Louisiana plantations, with transportation in between, during this 7.5-hour tour from New Orleans. Journey up the scenic Great River Road to reach Oak Alley Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. Choose two options when booking; admission price to each plantation included.
  • 7.5-hour tour of two Louisiana plantations
  • Choice of two plantations: Oak Alley, Whitney, or Laura
  • Transportation from New Orleans and between your two chosen stops
  • Entrance fees included
Check in 15 minutes before your departure time of 9am at the lighthouse at the Steamboat Natchez dock, Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River. With your tour group, board a comfortable coach and head out along the Great River Road, which parallels the Mississippi River all the way to Minnesota. During this 7.5-hour tour, you'll visit the two plantations that you selected upon booking. 

Whitney Plantation: Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public in 2014 for the first time as a museum dedicated to honoring and preserving slavery history in the South. Dating back to 1803, the plantation is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. 

Oak Alley Plantation: See the long alley of 28 oak trees, each more than 250 years old, planted before the house was constructed in 1839. You can also check out the swampy area of cypress trees bordering the Mississippi River. This plantation is a U.S. National Historic Landmark, known for its Greek Revival architecture

Laura Plantation: The tour of this Louisiana Creole plantation, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, is based on 5,000 pages of documents found in the French National Archives. Additional information comes from the memoir Memories of the Old Plantation Home, written by Laura Locoul Gore, which details 250 years of the people who lived and worked here.

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M
, Nov 2018

I went to Oak Alley and Laura Plantation. Oak Valley has beatiful views of the Houses and the Oak are great. And you can walk in the field free, and there is a guide tour in the Big house of about 30 min. Laura has not such beatiful view or houses, but the place give you a real impression of the life there. You can visit the place only with the guide, but the stories are really great. It give you a real impression of the life of the slaves in the sugar plantation.

T
, Sep 2018

Excellent tour from beginning to end. The bus driver alone was hilarious, entertaining and extremely knowledgeable about everything New Orleans and Louisiana. We did the Whitney and Oak Alley plantations. Both had a very different feel and mood to them. The Whitney tour spent a great deal of time talking about the slave trade and lives of the slaves not only at that plantation but in general throughout history. The tour was fully escorted from beginning to end. The Oak Alley plantation was quite different in that it was more like a huge open-air museum with exhibits everywhere. The only guided tour was of the main, big house. No one was allowed to enter without a ticket and a guide. This tour emphasized the difference in the experience between the masters and the slaves and how they both lived their lives from their own perspectives. Again another excellent, eye-opening tour. Highly recommended, especially if you get Jude as your bus driver.

a
, Jul 2018

Go to Whitney! Passionate guides and touching experience! You can learn about slavery trough stories told by slaves.

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, May 2018

We toured the Laura and Oak Alley plantations. Our driver, Ken kept us entertained on the trip to the plantation with historical facts about Katrina and the effects on the city in addition to other landmarks. The Laura Plantation tour was very interesting as it is presented from the perspective of one of the plantation owners and gave a good picture of not just the plantation but the life and relationships of the owners and slaves equally. The plantation and grounds were very beautiful. Our only complaint was that after the tour was over, you could not walk around the grounds. Oak Alley was very beautiful with many oak trees over 200 years old. You are able to freely walk through the grounds to learn about different parts of plantation life. They also have a full restaurant and bar in case that interest you. The actual tour of the home was okay. There is not as much info about the slaves and after the Laura tour, we felt it was a little lacking. Overall, both were interesting and beautiful and definitely worth your time.

S
, Mar 2018

Whitney Plantation was an amazing experience, it spoke the truth about slavery in a relevant way that reminds us that we have a responsibility today to make sure that we focus on education and family in order to not repeat the past mistakes. Our tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable. He kept us engaged and spoke with passion and clarity. Oak Alley was breath-taking beautiful and I appreciate that the tour guides now includes slavery as part of the history and discussion of the plantation tour. These two tours were like two sides of a coin. I know the Laura plantation tour speaks from an owner's perspective, as Whitney speaks from the slave's perspective. I would highly recommend that no matter what your second plantation you choose, make Whitney your first choice.

B
, Mar 2018

greatly enjoyed this day tour of 2 plantations. Bus driver very informative. Would do it again

d
, Mar 2018

Enjoyed visiting both plantations Whitney and Oak Alley. Both docents were well-informed and gave excellent tours. The Whitney tour had as a focus life in slavery and was very moving. Oak Alley, having changed their format, now focuses on both life in the main house and life as a slave and was well done.
The actual bus ride left something to be desired. This particular bus driver spent a lot of time going on and on about what was the real cause of the damage the city suffered because of Katrina, at least in his opinion, to excess. And when he wasn't doing that he told what he thought were colorful stories in an effort to entertain us. Sometimes silence is golden.

L
, Feb 2018

Whitney plantation was amazing very indepth knowledge from our tour guide Ali. Reallt passionate with coveneying the information across and you could tell he enjoys feeding knowledge. Laura plantation was so pointless as a black person I don't want to hear about slave owners.

P
, Feb 2018

Me encanto, es un tour muy cultural que debes de hacer si visitas Nueva Orleans.

M
, Jan 2018

Jude was an entertaining and informative driver. Visiting the Whitney Plantation was truly moving. I would recommend this plantation to anyone. But visiting nowadays, it is especially timely.


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