Plantation Tours New Orleans

There are several plantation tours in New Orleans. Here are some options:

1. Oak Alley Plantation: Located about an hour west of New Orleans, Oak Alley is famous for its stunning oak-lined entrance and antebellum mansion. The tour tells the story of plantation life and includes a walk through the beautiful gardens.

2. Laura Plantation: Situated about 35 miles southwest of New Orleans, Laura Plantation offers a unique perspective on the history of slavery and the Creole culture. The tour focuses on the lives of the plantation’s inhabitants, including both the slave and landowning families.

3. Whitney Plantation: Located on the Mississippi River about an hour west of New Orleans, Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum dedicated to telling the story of slavery. The tour provides an in-depth look at the lives of enslaved people and examines the legacy of slavery in America.

4. San Francisco Plantation: Situated about 40 minutes west of New Orleans, the San Francisco Plantation is known for its vibrant colors and elaborate architectural details. The tour highlights the preservation and restoration efforts done on the plantation and provides insights into the lives of the former occupants.

5. Destrehan Plantation: Located about 20 miles west of New Orleans, Destrehan Plantation is one of the oldest documented French Colonial-style houses in the Lower Mississippi Valley. The tour covers the history of the plantation and its connection to the region.

Please note that some of these plantations may have specific COVID-19 guidelines or restrictions in place. It’s always a good idea to check their websites or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information.

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