Plantation Tours

Plantation Tours

Oak Alley Plantation

The "Grande Dame of the Great River Road" was built in 1837 by Jacques and Celina Roman.  The historic grounds and exhibits provide a story as compelling as the famous allee of oaks. 
Explore 28 acres of historic grounds and take a guided tour of the "Big House". Learn about the impact the Civil War had on our region by visiting the Civil War Encampment Exhibit, witness the reconstructed slave quarters and tour the Slavery at Oak Alley Exhibit.

The Oak Alley experience invites guests to individually explore, at their own pace. Tours of the Big House are offered on the hour and half hour and are guided. Be sure to allow at least 2 hours for your Oak Alley visit.

Other plantations in our area:

  • Laura Plantation
    A sugarcane plantation built in 1805, 12 standing buildings on the National Register.

  • Houmas House Plantation
    An 1840 Greek Revival mansion, surrounded by colorful and romantic gardens.

  • San Francisco Plantation
    A galleried house in the Creole open suite-style, old Live Oaks and fine antiques.

  • St. Joseph Plantation
    A Louisiana Sugar Cane Plantation. Take a walk through time as you enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who have called this plantation "Home."

  • Nottoway Plantation
    Greek Revival architecture, completed in 1859, stands overlooking the Mississippi River.

  • Evergreen Plantation
     is the most intact plantation complex in the South with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including 22 slave cabins.

  • Destrehan Plantation
    The oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.

  • Bocage Plantation
    Steeped in history with ties to Christopher Columbus, early colonization, and the Louisiana Purchase.

  • Whitney Plantation
     Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana's enslaved people. 
     

 

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