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Old River Road Plantation Adventure

#33 of 364 things to do in New Orleans Features Animals
2041 Canal St, New Orleans la, New Orleans, LA 70112-3017
+1 866-671-8687
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Takes you back in time

I have to there on several occasions. Its an excellent way to get to the plantations. We went to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to spend a day in New Orleans

I thoroughly enjoyed my full day adventure. We were picked up at our hotel and driven in a bus... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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Take a exciting narrated journey through swamps and wetlands to a magical place where time has stood still, the Old River Road. Tour majestic Oak Alley Plantation's antebellum mansion and charming Laura plantation or historic Evergreen and view her 22 slave cabins. Haunted Manchac Swamp and a Cajun lunch are also available as a combo with the plantations. Named New Orleans Best Swamp Plantation combination with lunch. Antebellum mansion tours at their finest by Old River Road Plantation Adventure.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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2041 Canal St, New Orleans la, New Orleans, LA 70112-3017
+1 866-671-8687
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to there on several occasions. Its an excellent way to get to the plantations. We went to the first one due to limited time . As soon as yo get of the expressway, you will see a sign that tells you what direction...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my full day adventure. We were picked up at our hotel and driven in a bus that sat 20- it was clean and the air conditioning was perfect. Our driver Richard was a retired teacher and was very knowledgeable- giving us a...More

1  Thank sarsaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drive was interesting as Jacques talked about the history of the areas on the way there. He is a little bit of a crazy driver but very nice and memorable. We enjoyed the Plantations! Felt like stepping back in time. We did a combo...More

Thank Amyswrld2011
Reviewed July 13, 2017

I have always enjoyed studying the homes of the Civil War era. It was wonderful to be able to see multiple plantation homes in a single day. The architecture and engineering that went into the design of these homes is awe inspiring. It certainly makes...More

Thank LHS329
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We did a self drive tour of the Old River Road Plantations. The homes are all preserved and show a glimpse into the fascinating history of the sugar and slave trade. We visited three homes, Houma and Oak Valley, which are built in an English...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We were picked up at our hotel by Jacques at the early hour of 7:45. However it was totally worth it as you have the first plantation tour of the day. He was chatty, informative and funny all the way out to our first stop....More

Thank CanadianTraveller48
Reviewed June 10, 2017

We enjoyed this tour and are happy to recommend this company. Pickup from our accomodation was on time in a nice comfortable bus. Our tour guide was Nick, very knowledgeable and gave a great insight into New Orleans. Loved the Oak Valley and Laura plantations.

Thank abearcroft
Reviewed June 9, 2017

This was a fantastic tour that I am so grateful we got to experience. My friend and I only had 4 days in New Orleans and an enourmous "To Do" list of all the things we wanted to see. We decided to book this tour...More

Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed June 3, 2017

We went to Oak Alley and Laura Plantations, which were amazing. I would have liked more time at each one, but really enjoyed the visits. However, I feel I learned more from our fantastic tour guide, Jaques. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Made for...More

Thank DrNic1144
Reviewed May 28, 2017

The history of the plantations is quite interesting however the main theme at each of them is the same. For me the differences in the family stories at each plantation wasn't enough to continue to hold my interest. I think you could easily tour the...More

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March 9, 2017|
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
You can get a distant view from the road, but you can park and get around without having to take an official inside tour. Dirt and rock paths though. Limited paving.
January 18, 2017|
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Response from diana p | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so.
Pamela A
December 31, 2016|
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Response from Judy A | Reviewed this property |
You can get walk in tickets to the plantations, but you need to know that most close mid-afternoon and some are only open certain days of the week. Some, like Oak Alley, fill up the tour slots quickly. You can do your own... More