First stop is Plantation Country where you will explore one of three plantations. Whitney Museum Plantation: During the 90-minute walking tour, visitors will gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, learning their stories through the real oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression. Laura Creole Plantation: The Best 75 minutes History Tour in the United States. Tour includes The Maison Principale (Big House), Slave Cabins and more. Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation: Explore the most photographed plantation in Louisiana, this home was built in 1839 and was originally name Bon Séjour. Swamp Tour Included: take a 90 minute enchanting Louisiana swamp tour.
Enjoy a combination swamp and plantation tour. Start the day with a 60-minutes Destrehan Plantation Tour, the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and explore the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. Then end the day with a 90-minute Louisiana pontoon swamp boat tour. The Cajun Captains will navigate their way through the back swamp. You will learn about Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp, the life and habits of the American Alligators. Our experience Captains will take you back to the history of Louisiana Bayou and Swamp exploration days.
Take a 5.5 hours round-trip, down to Plantation Country and explore one of three plantations. Whitney Museum Plantation: During the 90-minute walking tour, visitors will gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, learning their stories through the real oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression. Laura Creole Plantation: The Best History Tour in the United States. Tour includes The Maison Principale (Big House), Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation: Explore the most photographed plantation in Louisiana, this home was built in 1839 and was originally name Bon Séjour. The quarter mile avenue of 28 giant, live oaks leading up to the house, they dubbed it Oak Alley.
You will find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana when french was the language and the white gold of sugar drove the economy.The Plantation history consist of many notable people and events. The plantation exhibits and original signed documents signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison appointing Jean Noel to the New Orleans territorial Council responsible for creating Louisiana Civil Law Government. Desterhan plantation was the site where one of the three trials took place following the 1811 slave revolt one of the largest slave revolts in US history by Charles Deslondes. During the Civil war the union army seized the plantation and established colonies were newly freed slaves learned trades enabling them to transition into a life of freedom
You can see the Destrehan Plantation and enjoy the rest of your vacation. Transportation is included. Destrehan Plantation is an antebellum mansion, in the French Colonial style, modified with Greek Revival architectural elements. It is located in southeast Louisiana, near the town of the same name, Destrehan. During the 19th century, the plantation was a major producer of indigo and then sugarcane.
Discover the Mississippi Valley's historic but turbulent past at Laura Plantation on this guided, 5.5-hour tour from New Orleans. Laura Plantation is a restored, Louisiana Creole plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Vacherie. The plantation was run by four Creole women, most notably Laura, for whom it is named. See unique architecture, colorful gardens, and sugar cane fields, and hear stories about all aspects of plantation life along the way. Round-trip transportation and plantation entry fee included.
This is a Plantation & swamp tour experience. The Destrehan Plantation. Established in 1787 and listed on the national registry of historic places remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. You will find Yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana when French was the language and the white gold of sugar was the economy. Family stories of those free and enslaved people set against the fabric of history will intrigue every visitor to this site. you will have a 30 to 45 min guided tour of the mansion and about another 45min of self guided tour to experience exhibits and pictures. And for the finale we will head to the swamp tour. Travelers will get the Cajun experience as you travel at high speeds to your tour site by airboat. Where then our Licensed Tour Guide will amaze you with the wealth of knowledge of Cajun life and the Louisiana swamp. Gators and all the wildlife the Louisiana have to offer