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Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Tour From New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Tour From New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Tour From New Orleans
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Immerse yourself in the history of Louisiana when you visit the Destrehan Plantation, the oldest French Colonial house in the lower Mississipi River

7.5 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

Oak Alley Plantation:

  • Amazing alley of 28 oak trees that are 250 years old
  • Self-guided Slavery Exhibit focuses on enslaved Africans before and after Emancipation
  • Docent-led tour through the "Big House"
  • Sugarcane Theater and the Blacksmith Shop
Manchac Swamp:
  • Privately-owned wildlife refuge
  • Home of the legend of "Rougarou", the Cajun warewolf
  • History of the town of Frenier
  • Boundary between the lands of Great Britain and Spain in 1700's



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Includes

  • Guided tour
  • Narrated motorcoach transportation

  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities

From US$109

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You'll experience a bygone era in one of the South’s most beautiful settings-Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839.
Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old, and view the majestic cypress trees in Louisiana’s swamps bordering the Mississippi River.
Your guided tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history. Perhaps the most photographed plantation over the years, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as Interview with a Vampire, Primary Colors, and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, Days of our Lives.
On your journey to this historic setting, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Pontchartrain as you cross the Bonnet Carre Spillway (the flood outlet of the Mississippi River).
Experience the following exhibits on 28 historic acres: Slavery at Oak Alley, East and West Gardens, Blacksmith Shop and Sugarcane Theater.
Travel past Whitney, Evergreen, Felicity & St. Joseph Plantations, ghosts of the past that front the Mississippi River, where rich crops of sugar cane, cotton, and indigo from these fertile lands once traveled to far ports of trade.
You can purchase lunch, a snack, salad or sandwich in the Plantation Café to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach.
Then it’s a short ride to the Manchac Swamp where you will cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of “Rougarou”, the Cajun werewolf.
You might not find the “Rougarou”, but you’ll get up close and personal with some alligators in an area where time seems to standstill.
You can purchase drinks and snacks at “the swamp”. (Cost is not included in tour price).
Note: Due to the plantation home’s historic nature, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
No video is allowed inside the plantation home.
Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.

Includes tour of plantation home, narrated boat cruise and motorcoach transportation.
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4.6 / 5   overall customer review rating
John Grzeskiewicz
Jul 28 2019
Great time on this tour!!
Jackie
Jul 21 2018
Great experience. The tours were given by knowledgeable and friendly people.
a Gray Line customer
Jul 05 2018
Good variety. Swamp tour was 2 hours long with a very knowledgeable guide
Leslee Ball-Scovel
Apr 22 2018
Excellent tour loved it! !
Alicia Vaccaro
Feb 04 2018
It was as expected. Thanks!
dean
Nov 13 2017
excellent half day trip. highly recommended
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