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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
 
Haunted Cemetery Tour
"This walking tour will depart from P.J.'s Coffee House conveniently located at 630 Chartres Street in the historic Upper Pontalba Building just off Jackson Square. Your guide will lead you through the old French Quarter during the first half of the tour stopping at various historical locations to explain the unique history of New Orleans. You will learn about the history the hauntings and the unique burial practices that make St. Louis No. 1 so unique. After a leisurely 7-block stroll the tour will take a break at the Basin St. Visitor's Center
From $25.00
 
French Quarter History and Legends Tour
"Join us for a two hour morning history stroll through the French Quarter. We will walk the narrow streets of the oldest parts of the city visiting the longest surviving buildings and sharing the most interesting and most famous stories of our h the riverfront that was the lifeblood of the City and visit nationally recognized landmarks like Madame John’s Legacy Napoleon House Lafite’s Blacksmith Shop and more.  See the oldest buildings from the original French settlement built well before the American Revolution. Here a thriving colony existed creating a unique mix of French and Spanish architecture food from ingredients around the world
From $19.00

Plantations Tips (11)

The Myrtles Plantation

I highly recommend leaving the societal cess pool of New Orleans, and driving about two hours to The Myrtles in St. Francisville, La. Deemed "the most haunted house in America" by The Wall St....
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NeutralGround53
Apr 26, 2012

Shadows on the Teche

There are many plantations that are visited from New Orleans - Laura (a Creole plantation that was burned in 2004), Oak Alley (which is distinguished mostly for the huge live oak trees which were...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

A Step Back In Time.

A tour of the plantation homes is a must. It is amazing to see how people of the day lived. No matter how the life of the slave is glossed over, it must have been a terrible life. Mostly sugar cane...
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crazygal59
Mar 07, 2009

Houmas House

The Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is also known as The Sugar Palace. It is one of the oldest Plantations in the South built in the 1770's.We went to tour this place. Admission was about $10 a...
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malianrob
Feb 17, 2008

Nottoway Plantation

Nottoway is the largest surviving plantation home in the South. It was built in 1857 by John Hampden Randolph, who amassed a great fortune in sugar. The house has 50 rooms, which were certainly...
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Helga67
May 12, 2003

Houmas House

Houmas Plantation was a tract of land along the Mississippi River purchased from the Houmas Indians in colonial times. The magnificent Greek Revival Mansion was built in 1840 and is furnished with...
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Helga67
May 12, 2003

Explore the Old South

Take a tour of local plantations that take you back to the days of the Old South. Visit some of the plantation houses, like Nottoway, Houmas or Oak Alley along the Mississippi River Valley north of...
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Helga67
May 12, 2003

River Road. Elaborate...

River Road. Elaborate plantation homes line the banks of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge along what's known as the River Road, a series of sinuous levees on the east and west...
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steph4867
Sep 07, 2002

Check out Tours by Isabelle...

Check out Tours by Isabelle and take a plantation tour. http://www.toursbyisabelle.com/TOURS BY ISABELLEP.O. BOX 740972 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70174 I took the Westbank Plantation Tour and loved it....
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Cynigal
Aug 25, 2002

The many Antebellum Plantation...

The many Antebellum Plantation Houses that are located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Many of these are open to the public and have costumed guides who lead groups through out the houses. It is...
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roamer61
Aug 24, 2002

If you get a chance to stroll...

If you get a chance to stroll around the outside of New Orleans and surrounding areas, you should definately check out the plantations.
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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Our Lady of Guadalupe

This small chapel was built in 1826, which makes it the oldest chuch still standing in the city. It was built close to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, just outside of the French Quarter, at the peak of the...
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Wax Museum

Visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum which contains wax sculptures that chronicle the history of New Orleans. The attached picture is of Madame LaLaurie torturing her slaves in the attic of the...
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French Quarter Walking Tour

The Le Monde Creole tour in the French Quarter is excellent. They take you into several private courtyards in the quarter. This tour costs a little more but is worth it to get into the courtyards. The...
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Superdome

the superdome sports arena is home to the new orleans saints NFL football team and the annual sugarbowl college football bowl game. the superdome also hosts rock concerts and other events through out...
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1850 House - Louisiana State Museum

While you're walking around Jackson Square you'll see the 1850 House which is apart of the Louisiana State Museums. "The Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, which line the St. Ann and St. Peter...
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Pharmacy Museum

Before 1804, the field of pharmacy was unregulated. The only requirement was a six-month apprenticeship, after which time the person could make and sell medicines unhampered by any laws or agencies....
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