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New Orleans Area Plantations

New Orleans Area Plantations

They were once the mainstays of a regional agrarian economy, as well as the bastions of a genteel culture. Now they are major tourist attractions offering windows into a bygone past. They are the plantations, and in southern Louisiana there are a good number of them within easy driving distance of New Orleans.

New Orleans Area Planatations
Laura: A Creole Plantation
2247 La Hwy. 18 River Rd., Vacherie, LA 70090 [Map It]
(225) 265-7690, (888) 799-7690

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Historic Home, Plantations

Description: Named 'Top travel attraction in Louisiana' by LA Travel Promotion Assn. Daily tours based on Laura's memoirs of detailed life on the 1805 Creole plantation. 50 minutes from New Orleans.
Oak Alley Plantation
3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090 [Map It]
(225) 265-2151, (800) 442-5539

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Historic Home, Plantations

Description: Come and enjoy her beauty and dream of her rich past. Explore 25 acres of history and romance, regret and rebirth, tragedy and triumph. Stoll these historic acres and see the legacies left by the Romans, the Stewarts & those in between. Step back into antebellum elegance and tour the Big House with a guide in period dress. And witness the reconstructed slave quarters to understand the lives of the workers whose labor made plantation life and its luxuries possible. Visit the Civil War Interpretive Exhibit which consists of a commanding officer's tent, staffed most days by one of our three Civil War interpreters.
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725 [Map It]
(225) 473-9380

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Historic Home, Plantations

Description: Houmas House Plantation and gardens offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a Grand Southern mansion surrounded by the South's most beautiful gardens. Our recent restoration of the mansion and gardens offers our guests a view of the way life was in the early 1800s when sugar was king and Houmas House was the largest sugar plantation in the world. Guests will view a museum quality collection of antiques and artwork and will enter each of the rooms. There are no ropes to restrict the experience of touring the mansion. We offer two restaurants to enhance the experience. Our Latil's Landing Restaurant is in the French House built in 1775, and is a part of the Grand Mansion. Latil's was named one of the Top 20 Restaurants in America by Esquire Magazine.
Nottoway Plantation
31025 Louisiana Hwy. 1, White Castle, LA 70788 [Map It]
(225) 545-2730

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Historic Home, Plantations

Description: Experience antebellum grandeur in a riveting tour of the South's largest plantation home. Featuring newly-renovated guest rooms, fine cuisine and wines in the new Mansion Restaurant and beautiful gardens. Perfect for weddings and special events.
San Francisco Plantation
2646 Highway 44, P.O. Box 950, Garyville, LA 70051 [Map It]
(985) 535-2341, (888) 322-1756

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Historic Home, Plantations
Whitney Plantation
5099 Hwy 18, Wallace, LA 70049 [Map It]
(225) 265-3300

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Plantations

Description: Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery. Through the use of restored historic buildings, museum exhibits, memorial artwork and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors are offered a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana’s enslaved people. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Whitney Plantation is located less than an hour from New Orleans on the historic River Road.
Destrehan Plantation
13034 River Rd., Destrehan, LA 70047 [Map It]
(985) 764-9315, (877) 453-2095

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home, Plantations

Description: Closest plantation from N.O. Costumed tour guides, exhibits include an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson and folk art depicting the 1811 Slave Revolt. Period craft demonstrations daily.
Ormond Plantation
13786 River Rd., Destrehan, LA 70047 [Map It]
(985) 764-8544

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Historic Home, Plantations

Description: Ormond Plantation is a historic Louisiana landmark built in the late 1700s. The house is built in the “Louisiana Colonial” style, with bricks and large cement columns, which create the house’s front porch. The plantation land is lined with beautiful cypress and oak trees that are covered in Louisiana’s native Spanish moss. The plantation is open daily for tours and lunch, and also hosts private-events, including weddings and meetings, year round. Visitors can also stay at Ormond’s Bed and Breakfast, which is located inside the antebellum house and furnished with original antique decor.
Malus Beauregard House
8606 West St. Bernard Ave., Chalmette, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 589-2133

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attraction Type/s: Historic Home, Plantations, Historic Landmark

Description: Located on the site of the Battle of New Orleans, less than ten miles from downtown New Orleans, the Malus Beauregard House is open for self-guided tours during daytime hours when the gates to the battlefield are open.
St. Joseph Plantation
3535 Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA 70090 [Map It]
(225) 265-4078

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Plantations

Description: Authentic tour of a Creole sugar plantation. Explore original slave cabins and many exhibits about early life on the plantation. Annual "Mourning Tour" runs October 1 - November 2 and depicts 19th Century Creole mourning customs.
Madewood Plantation
4250 Highway 308, Napoleonville, LA 70390 [Map It]
(985) 369-7151

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Historic Home, Plantations
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