From New Orleans: Whitney and Laura Guided Plantation Tour

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Go off the beaten path as you explore two Louisiana plantations on a guided tour from New Orleans. Uncover the history of the Whitney and Laura Plantations and hear the stories of all who lived here.

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  • Walk the grounds of 2 plantations and get a sense of what life here was like
  • Join a guided tour of the Whitney and Laura plantations from New Orleans
  • Marvel at the impressive architecture of 19th-century Antebellum mansions
  • Delve into the history of slavery and explore a restored Creole plantation
  • Travel along the River Road and pass by 4 other plantations as you drive
  • Benefit from a convenient tour with round-trip transportation from your hotel


Begin with a convenient pickup from your hotel and set out on your guided tour – a trip back in time to the Antebellum South. Drive along the Mississippi River and cross a suspended bridge high above the water for scenic views as you make your way to your first stop for the day, the Whitney Plantation. The only plantation museum in Louisiana exclusively dedicated to understanding slavery, the Whitney Plantation features restored buildings and museum exhibits that expose the harsh realities and historical facts about this dark period in American history. Follow your guide as you explore the plantation, delving into the world of a pre-Civil War sugar plantation, and hear the stories of the slaves who lived and worked here. Then, make your way back downriver as you head to the 200-year-old Laura Plantation. Discover the restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation surrounded by sugarcane fields with the help of your guide. Get an insight into what life on the plantation was like as you visit parts of the house and grounds, see preserved furniture and slave quarters, and listen to the stories of the family who lived here and those of their slaves. Leave your tour with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the beauty of this area, the pain caused by slavery, and the region's path toward freedom.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation in a passenger van Whitney Plantation entry ticket Whitney Plantation guided tour Laura Plantation entry ticket Laura Plantation guided tour Knowledgeable driver and guide Narration on cultural and historical background during your drive

Important Information

  • Audio guides available at no extra charge in many foreign languages at the Whitney Plantation Lunch is not included but there is the opportunity to purchase snacks and drinks at the gift shops

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