PLANTATION visit- River Road Excursion

DESTREHAN PLANTATION

We recommend Destrehan Plantation. If you are intrigued by Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation or Oak Alley Plantation, we'll go there. Just let us know ahead of time so we can make arrangements.

4-5 hours $450 up to six people

We’ll rendezvous at your hotel for an introduction then travel 45 minutes up River Road to a French Colonial style plantation. For many affluent plantation owners,  in addition to their plantation home, they had a "townhouse" in New Orleans.  Family members would come to town for business, and most importantly, for Mardi Gras.  After the social season, the family would return to their plantation, upriver.  We'll follow in the footstep of one of these families, once there, one of the plantation’s own guides will lead us through the colorful home.

*At Destrehan Planation we will enjoy a private tour with one of their docents.  In addition to the main house, there are demonstrations most days.  The demonstrations may include African American herbal remedies, historical carpentry or bousillage, depending on the day.  We'll take time to learn about these River Road traditions.

•The tour at Laura Plantation and Oak Alley are embedded tours, with the plantation's own guides. You will join a public tour, of up to 32 people.
•The drive is 45 minutes- 1 hour each way, depending on the plantation. On the way, we’ll share information but encourage questions and dialogue. We’ll make the most of your time.