Private Louisiana Plantation Driving Tour

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  • 4-8 Hours
  • Driving Tour
  • Max Guests: 6
  • Private Tour
  • Daily

Private Louisiana Plantation Driving Tour Details

Half-Day Tour

Leave the city limits for a learning experience you’ll never forget: your local guide will take care of the driving as you visit Louisiana’s historic plantations, explore their antebellum mansions, and immerse yourself in the lives of enslaved people in the pre-Civil War South. 

With a half-day option (4-6 hours), we’ll be able to maximize our time at one plantation based on your group’s interests, as well as a stop at an authentic Cajun or Creole restaurant where you’ll get a taste of history and enjoy local, seasonal ingredients.

The plantation we visit may have an especially deep connection to to the stories of enslaved people working the farms, with hands-on craft demonstrations and exhibits that will help understand what daily life was like on the plantation. Movie buffs may recognize some of these estates from films like Django Unchained and 12 Years A Slave

Full-Day Tour

A full-day experience (6-8 hours) opens up the possibility to visit more than one plantation, with stops in between to enjoy a meal or a quick snack for the drive.

You can take in both the beauty and rich history of a family-owned sugar cane plantation along the Mississippi River. Here, you’ll hear about the influence of immigrants on the countryside and its extensive gardens, meticulously maintained by enslaved African Americans.

History can also be viewed through architecture at the various plantations we visit, from French Creole–raised houses to slave cabins that have been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Whether it’s an oak-lined allée of a grand estate or a more humble property of a lesser-known plantation, you’ll come away from this experience with a deep appreciation of Louisiana culture and history as well as the stories, contributions, and challenges of those displaced by the Louisiana Slave Trade.

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity
  • Additional food & drink

Highlights

Mississippi River

At some point during our NOLA plantation tour, you’ll have the chance to take in some views of the mighty Mississippi River and learn from your local New Orleans tour guide how nature has shaped the city and its people.

Jackson Square

While sightseeing in New Orleans, other landmarks we can explore include Jackson Square and the gorgeous 18th century St. Louis Cathedral. Your guide will give you a history tour of this significant central location of the city, including its symbolic statues and unique architecture.

Louis Armstrong Park

For those wanting to get the most out of NOLA’s music scene, we can include in our city walk stops at Louis Armstrong Park and one of the city’s most historic jazz joints, Preservation Hall.

Community Impact

This guided tour of New Orleans features lesser-represented groups of people of various ethnicities, immigrants, women, and others.

This tour experience is an opportunity to educate and get a better understanding of Louisiana culture and history as well as the stories, contributions, and challenges of those displaced by the Louisiana Slave Trade.

During our tour of the city, we provide recommendations and offer opportunities to patronize small and local businesses.

The opportunity to add in walking segments to our tours reduces our carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

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