All Day Plantation Tour
Slave Cabins at St Joseph Plantation
St Joseph Plantation
Houmas House Plantation
On Wednesdays we go to San Francisco Plantation instead of St Joseph Plantation.
Cost: $135. PER PERSON ($ 140. if booked after 1/1/15)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This tour runs any day we reach a minimum of 6 people.
Reservations & availability call: 1-877-665-8687 (TOUR) or visit our Reservations page. Once a tour is confirmed, WE DO NOT CANCEL. We require pre-payment by credit card.
Narrated scenic drive out of New Orleans and along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to visit three plantations on the Old River Road: our Driver-Guide prepares you for a pilgrimage back in time to the Antebellum South.
Guided tour of DESTREHAN PLANTATION where guides in period costumes will bring to life the stories of generations who lived on and worked this land - both owners and slaves.They will share with you every detail of this mansion's history since 1787. Free time to walk around under a spectacular canopy of live oaks around the mansion and the slave quarters.
After crossing over the Mississippi River on a high suspended bridge, a short ride upriver brings you to St JOSEPH PLANTATION, a Creole style family-owned working sugar cane plantation since 1877! Your tour guide will lead you through the detailed lives of generations of Creole owners and their families, both their triumphs and their tragedies. After visiting the Manor home, explore original slave cabins, a blacksmith's shop and the schoolhouse.
Before your guided mansion tour, you will be greeted at HOUMAS HOUSE; refreshing Mint juleps will be available for purchase.
We've left time for you to enjoy a leisurely lunch at the restaurant on the estate (Not included in tour price). Visit Houmas House's website for the menu at Cafe Burnside.
After lunch, experience the southern splendor of this "Sugar Palace" when your tour Guide leads you into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. Upon completion in 1840, Houmas House was the crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road, with its heroically-columned greek revival exterior, topped by a belvedere that surveyed the oak alley leading south to the sweeping bend in the River and miles and miles of cane fields to the north and east.
Enjoy the breeze off of the Mississippi River and stroll the grounds through the shadows of ancient oaks.