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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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Jul 25 2018
whitney was very informative but seemed long, drawn out and repetitiveoak alley was very gorgeous but the tour was lackluster and did not learn much from that
Jul 16 2018
I actually went to Whitney and Oak Alley plantations, so I guess the online account doesn't match what actually happened. Regardless, I had a great time at both plantations. I thought our tour guide at Whitney was fantastic and I really liked learning about the lives of the slaves that lived there. Oak Alley was really pretty, but it was a little jarring to go from hearing all about the slaves at Whitney to only hearing about the slaves a few times at Oak Alley.
Jul 14 2018
Information shared was very useful. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and showed interest and enthusiasm.
Jul 09 2018
The double plantation tour, Whitney/Laura was a great experience. Whitney gives an interesting view into 'how' sugar plantations were run, the frightful cost to human slaves, and context of a working plantation. Laura gives an interesting glimpse into a creole plantation, a snapshot into the lives of the owners and their not so redeemable qualities, as well as some stories of perseverance and change.
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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.
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