Oak Alley Plantation

Double Plantation Tour - Whitney and Oak Alley

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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

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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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Dec 22 2017
Die Oak Alley Plantage ist einfach traumhaft und sehr sehenswert. Die im Gegensatz dazu stehende Whitney Plantage, die viel über die Sklaven und ihr Leben auf den Plantagen vermittelt, hat mich tief berührt. Die Mitarbeiterinnen, die die Rundführung machten waren sehr freundlich, sind auf alle Fragen eingegangen. Ich habe mich gut aufgehoben gefühlt.
Nov 19 2016
Excellent
May 02 2016
Gerald, our bus driver, was very entertaining throughout the trip. We learned a lot about New Orlean and other interesting facts during the drive. One of the best and safest drivers I have encountered.
Apr 30 2016
Felt like the tour description was misleading. The experience at Oak Alley was excellent. The tour at Whitney I felt was a shaming trip, spending all the time being lecture about the sins of the past, and about 10 minutes in the house. I am all about learning about slavery but I felt like I went on a tour to be lectured and shamed.
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Thank you for providing your detailed review of the Louisiana Plantation Life - Whitney and Oak Alley. We are sorry you felt misled by the tour description; it's important to us that we provide the most accurate content for our guests and the service they are promised. We appreciate your feedback as it provides us an opportunity to improve our information and this tour. 
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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.