Oak Alley Plantation

Double Plantation Tour - Oak Alley and Laura

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Gray Line now offers a special tour where guests will be able to choose 2 of 3 plantation to visit on the Great River Road

Inclusions

Includes guided tour of two plantation homes and narrated transportation. So as to have ample time to tour the plantation homes and grounds, we suggest you bring dry snacks/food to consume on the bus ride. 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.

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Aug 12 2017
Beautiful, spell bounding and lots of stories and information given. Laura provided information about both the family who lived in the house as well as the part of the slaves who worked the land, the roles they had and what their experiences of this period in time was like for them. Whereas, Oak Alley was more focused on the roles of the family members although there were lots of evidence of where the slaves lived, how they lived and their names but this was discovered by walking around and seeing for yourself. Well worth the experience and I wold highly recommend a visit to both plantations.
Apr 20 2017
Very informative and interesting tours!
Apr 19 2017
The garden district is stunning. Our tour guide Marcia is extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in history of the district and the architecture. We loved it!
Jan 06 2017
Excellent
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Gray Line now offers a special tour where guests will be able to choose 2 of 3 plantation to visit on the Great River Road that winds along the Mississippi River: Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Oak Alley Plantation. The possible combination are as follows: Whitney/Laura, Whitney/Oak Alley, or Laura/Oak Alley.

Whitney Plantation – Opened to the public for the first time in 262 years, it 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.

Laura Plantation – Enter a fascinating world of Creoles who, at this sugar plantation, lived part from the American mainstream for over 200 years. The tour is based on four generations of family documents revealing the real-life accounts of the owners, women, slaves and children who lived here.

Oak Alley Plantation – Oak Ally, the Grand Dame of the River Road, is Louisiana’s most photographed plantation, showcasing beautiful Greek revival architecture. See a plantation that once played hosts to a civil War encampment. Stroll the magnificent alley of 300 year old live oak trees to the Mississippi River.