Do you have family and friends in town for the holidays? If you need help with entertaining them, we can help! Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown New Orleans and come with us to these fascinating historical sites outside of the city. Our excursions to Cajun country have peaked the interest of locals and tourists alike, and if you are not already a native of New Orleans, we will be sure to make you fall in love with Louisiana! December is an especially nice time of year to visit plantations since many of the houses we visit, in addition to those you see along the drive are adorned in Christmas decorations, which highlight the spectacular architecture of these historic homes.
Oak Alley Plantation: appropriately named for its distinguished canopied path of centuries’ old live oak trees! One of the MOST popular plantations to visit.
Laura Plantation: a Creole sugar plantation commended for its historically accurate portrayal of 200 years of life on the plantation, thanks to the surviving memoirs of Laura Locoul Gore, the fourth mistress of the house.
Houmas House: also known as Burnside Plantation is known as The Crown Jewel of the River Road. Once you see it in person, you will understand this deserving title!
San Francisco Plantation: known for its extraordinarily ornate architecture, San Francisco plantation is known as the most opulent of plantations.
St. Joseph Plantation: here you will experience history in the making, as the family (owners) invite visitors for an intimate and authentic tour of their ancestral home.
Whitney Plantation: also known as the Museum of Slavery, Whitney Plantation tells the story of plantation life from the perspective of the slaves, and offers so much more history than just a story. You will be sure to get an education on this tour.
We find it’s best to see more than one plantation in the same day to make the long drive worthwhile, choose from one of our half day plantation tours, or spend a full day exploring Cajun country on our Grand Tour!
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Grand Tour (Includes Oak Alley and Laura, plus lunch, and a swamp tour!)