Whitney Plantation

Double Plantation Tour - Whitney 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

Highlights

Enjoy the fascinating world of the Creoles with real-life accounts from family documents. Experience Whitney Plantation, the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.

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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Nov 16 2017
Loved both tours everything was wonderful....driver on bus did talk a bit too much for me
Mar 24 2017
Excellent tour/driver! Highly recommend.
Mar 04 2017
Both were good tours. Very informative. It would have been nice to explore some of the plantation area at my own leisure.
May 29 2016
Amazing historical insite and showing.
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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.