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Plantation Tours in New Orleans

Experience the bygone era of the south on top-rated New Orleans Plantation Tours. Visit the stately mansions that line the Mississippi River, watch the Antebellum south come to life, and hear riveting commentary about the famous local families that owned the plantations and the lives of the slaves who worked there. Learn how people coped with the heat before air-conditioning and why the kitchens were separate from the main house. Visit famous plantations like the Whitney, Laura and Oak Alley Plantations, choose to enjoy overnight accommodation and meals at some of the plantations and discover the unique Creole and Cajun cultures of New Orleans. Enjoy plantation tours that combine history, culture, and picturesque beauty. 
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Our tips for Plantation Tour

  • Comfortable walking shoes and suntan lotion: These two are a must when you go plantation hopping as there’s a fair amount of walking involved. And whether it’s a boat ride or a walk through the grounds, it’s wise to protect your skin when out in the sun.
  • Swamp boat ride: Enjoy a guided paddle through the Manchac Swamp when visiting one of two historic Oak Alley or Whitney. People who’ve taken the tours speak highly of the guides and the experience overall.
  • Whitney Plantation: A visit to the Whitney Plantation is an absolute must-do! It is a particularly powerful experience as you see museum exhibits, artwork and recorded first person slave narratives.

Good to know

  • The South is known for its hot weather, lakes and swamps, and the city is no exception.
  • A relatively hot and sticky city, only the bravest of souls travel to the city during the summer months of July and August when 100-degree (Fahrenheit) temperatures and almost 100% humidity come out to play.
  • February to May is the best time to enjoy a plantation tour as the weather is relatively pleasant.

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