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We recommend a tour of Oak Ally and/or Laura Plantations.
Enjoy the history and culture of the colonial era Louisiana. All tours include round trip transportation from the your hotel and entrance fees. Travel time is 1 hour 15 minutes, about 70 miles outside of New Orleans. The plantation tours are conducted by Plantation Guides.
Choose a Single Plantation - Oak Alley or Laura Plantation
Pick up begins at 8:30am – return to your hotel about 2pm – The tour of Laura Plantation is about 1 hr 15 minutes. When you choose a single plantation, you get to see the front of the other plantations in the area. Approximate time at the plantations is about 2 hours.
Laura Plantation Tour is 1 hour 15 minutes. Laura's tour is inclusive of the main house, slave quarters, barn and grounds. It is the best history tour according to many previous visitors. You will get to see the front of Oak Alley Plantation and take pictures.
Oak Alley Plantation Tour is 40 minutes. Oak Alley's tour is of the plantation house. You are allowed to walk and explore the grounds on your own. If you use your time wisely, you can have a quick lunch at the plantations café.
we recommend the Oak Alley Plantation, if you will be combining a plantation tour with swamp, airboat or city/Katrina tours on the same day. Oak Alley will afford you some free time to get something to eat for lunch.
OAK ALLEY PLANTATION TOUR -
House tour about 40 minutes
This is one of the most magnificent plantation tours because of the 28 evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from the river road to the Plantation House. It looks like the movie, "Gone with the Wind". The Greek Revival home, dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds, is a restaurant, blacksmith shop, Souvenir Shop and antique farm equipment. It is a comprehensive plantation experience. The tour of the Oak Alley’s house is conducted by guides in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour. Plantation house to the restaurant & Souvenir Shop is about 1 block in distance. There are benches along the path, shaded by the Oaks.
Oak Alley Plantation
Approximate time at the plantation is 2 hours.
Travel time to plantation is 1 hour 10 minutes.
LAURA PLANTATION TOUR - House & ground tour is about 1 hour 15 minutes
This is considered by many in the tour industry as the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley. The plantation was run by four Creole women, most notable, was Laura, from where the plantation gets it's name. The women ran the plantation over 60 years, using slave labor to do it. You will get to view and enter the slave quarters, as part of this tour. On this tour, you will hear stories of all aspects of the plantation life. The book “Bier Rabbit” was written here. The Plantation house was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003, but it was rebuilt to the original design using building materials from antique homes that was disassembled and sold off in pieces. The rebuilding process, is a story in itself.
Pick up begins at 8:30am, return to your hotel about 2pm The tour of Laura Plantation is about 1 hr 15 minutes
TWO Plantation Combo Tour
Hotel pick up and Transportation included.
This Tour combines both Oak Alley and Laura Plantation tours in one day. Pick up time is 10:30am, we should arrive about 12:15pm at Oak Alley Plantation where you will have an hour of free time to get lunch, walk the grounds or whatever. The
Oak Alley house tour starts at 1:30pm until 2:15pm. Then we take a short 10 minute drive to Laura Plantation, witch begins at 2:40. You will return to New Orleans between 5:30 - 6pm.
Oak Alley Plantation was built in 1837 and has 28 evenly spaced Oaks that line a 1/4 mile path from River Road to the plantation house. There are additional attractions on the grounds including a restaurant, cafe and gift shop. The choice is yours how you would like to use your free hour.
Laura Plantation was built and operated by four Creole women. The main house burned down in 2003, an exact replica was built using wood and materials from other antique buildings. The rebuilding of the plantation house is a story in itself. Slave quarters are a part of this unique tour.
Oak Alley & Laura Plantation Combo
Oak Alley Tour is 45 minutes. Laura tour is 1 hour 15 minutes. Pick up begins at 10:30pm, return to your hotel about 6:00pm.