FULL DAY PLANTATION EXCURSION
7-8 HOURS $700 UP TO 5 PEOPLE
Let’s make a full day of it! We will visit two plantations, immersing ourselves in the history and grandeur of the Great Mississippi River Road. The wealthy sugar planters favored the monumental columns of the Greek Revival-style. Their opulent homes represent the apex of that style in Louisiana and speak to their lifestyles of legendary extravagance.
These are four of our favorites, choose two or let’s have a conversation and I’ll help you decide.
Newly opened to visitors, Whitney Plantation is wholly dedicated to the stories of the enslaved; it is a powerful experience.
Oak Alley is one the grande dames of River Road, it is widely known for the stunning corridor of live oak trees lining its entrance.
Destrehan Plantation, in addition to the house tour, offers a changing program of demonstrations, such as historical carpentry or 19th century fashion each day.
Laura Plantation, a Creole plantation, was run by three generations of woman. The plantation story is told from the memoirs of its last owner.
We’ll rendezvous at your hotel for an introduction then travel approximately one hour up River Road to the first plantation.
We will make a stop for lunch (or picnic if you prefer). Then we will continue to the next plantation. We’ll join group tours lead by docents of the respective plantations.
● The tours are embedded tours, with the plantation's own guides.
● The drive is approximately 1 hour each way, depending on the plantation.
● On the way, we’ll share information, I’ll encourage questions and dialogue. We’ll make the most of your time