On the Evergreen and Destrehan Plantation Tour by Van from New Orleans, you will enjoy a scenic drive out of the city and along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.
This small group tour takes place on a comfortable van ride to the Destrehan Plantation and the Evergreen Plantation.
You will also visit the village of 22 original slave cabins under a 300 year old alley of oaks at the Evergreen Plantation.
9:00 am and 10:00 am dailyTour includes pickup at most hotels in the city of New Orleans. Please order online, or call us toll-free at ^tollfree^.
The first stop of your tour is at the Destrehan Plantation, where guides will be dressed in costumes that reflect both slaves and owners. They will share stories of the people who lived and worked on the land, as well as the mansion's history since 1787. You will have the opportunity to enjoy free time to walk around the mansion, view the canopy of live oaks, and visit the slave quarters.
You will then travel by van across the Mississippi River on a suspended bridge. A short ride upriver through sugar cane fields will bring you to the Evergreen Plantation, which is the most intact plantation complex in the entire South with an astonishing 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
This personalized guided tour includes the "Big House" and also emphasizes the plantation's dependance on slave labor. You will stroll down an alley of 250 year old giant moss-draped live oaks shading 22 remarkably preserved slave cabins in their original double row configuration.
Your guide will share stories highlighting two and a half centuries of family ownership. You will also learn about the architectural significance of the plantation's buildings, as well as how it is still a privately owned and operated sugarcane plantation today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is there hotel pickup?
Pickup is available in the city of New Orleans at any hotel, bed & breakfast, private residence or restaurant downtown, uptown (close to St. Charles Avenue), in (or close to) the French Quarter, and on the Westbank. Pickup is NOT available by the airport, New Orleans East, Slidell, or at the North Shore.
Q: Is the guide's tip included?
Gratuity is NOT included. Typically, a 10-15% tip is welcome when your driver/guide meets or exceeds your expectations.
Q: What if it rains?
The tour operates rain or shine, unless there is a hurricane or flood. Golf umbrellas are available onboard.
Q: Are the vans wheelchair accessible?
The vans do not have a lift; however, folding wheelchairs can be accommodated. There is a limit of two wheelchairs per tour.
Q: Is smoking allowed in the van?
Q: Is there a dress code?
Tour includes pickup at most hotels in the city of New Orleans. Please order online, or call us toll-free at ^tollfree^.
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