Louisiana plantation tour: Oak Alley and Whitney
- A captivating look at life on a historic southern plantation
- See 2 famous plantations that sit along the Mississippi River
- Get the perspective of people who inhabited these properties
- Walk through an alley of towering 300-year-old oak trees
Take an eye-opening look into American history and visit 2 out of 3 prominent plantation homes along the Mississippi riverfront. Take a drive along the Great River Road, which winds along the Mississippi River, where you will visit the Laura, and Oak Alley plantations.
Oak Alley is Louisiana's most photographed plantation, showcasing beautiful Greek revival architecture. The site is famous for having once played host to a Civil War encampment. Stroll a magnificent alley of 300-year-old live oak trees leading to the Mississippi River. After this fascinating journey, enjoy a hassle-free ride back to New Orleans.
Opened to the public for the first time in 262 years, Whitney is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery. Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, Whitney serves as a site of memory and consciousness that pays homage to all slaves who lived and died here, as well as those who lived elsewhere in the United States.
- Guided tour of Whitney and Oak Alley with narrated coach transportation
- Roundtrip transportation to and from central New Orleans
- Live tour commentary provided in English
- Food and beverages
- Gratuity (optional)
- Pick-up and drop-off from/to hotel
- Children (0-5): free
- Children (6-12): reduced
723 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Departure point: Gray Line Light House on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
- Children 5 and under are complimentary
- Pick-up from your hotel is not included
- This bus tour has a good amount of walking during at the Plantation houses and you must be able to climb and descend stairs
- At least 10 people are required for this activity to take place
- Lunch is only available for purchase at the restaurant at Oak Alley. Snacks are available at the other plantations and guests are welcome to bring light food/snacks for the trip
- Only dry snacks/foods and beverages with tops are allowed on the vehicles. Coolers or meals are not allowed. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at each plantation; Oak Alley has a café
- Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
- This tour is available daily at 9.00am March to November
- This tour is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 9.00am November to March
- All tours and cruises depart from the Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River.
- You will find the Gray Line offices directly behind the JAX Brewery, which is located at 600 Decatur St. The ticket office is directly in front of the Steamboat Natchez
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