Swamp tour and Destrehan Plantation tour
- Destrehan Plantation tour lead by costumed guides
- Oldest plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley (1787)
- Learn more about the site of the 1811 slave revolt
- Swamp boat tour in the wetlands of Louisiana with alligator sightings
Enjoy a 5-hour tour combining a visit to a River Road plantation and a cruise through the swamps of south Louisiana with professional guides.
On this tour you will:
- visit the Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the lower Mississippi Valley
- tour this majestic antebellum plantation home which watches over the banks of the Mississippi River, only a few minutes upriver from New Orleans
- learn more about the history of the Destrehan family’s sugar dynasty, historic events that occurred at this site, and the unique architectural features of the plantation
- see costumed artisans who will give you an insight to long-forgotten skills that were a vital part of everyday life centuries ago
- ride to the Manchac Swamp where you will cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of “Rougarou”, the Cajun werewolf
- maybe not find the “Rougarou”, but you’ll get up close and personal with some alligators in an area where time seems to stand still
- ... and more!
- Guided tour of the Destrehan Plantation
- Guided swamp cruise
- Admission fees
- Roundtrip transportation to and from New Orleans
- Food and beverages are available at the swamp (cost is not included in tour price)
- Children (ages 0-5): free
- Children (ages 6-12): reduced
600 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
- Gray Line Light House on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River) Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River
- You must be able to climb stairs
- Plantation House is handicap accessible by elevator
- No video is allowed inside the plantation home
- Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. Please submit any special requests at least 48 hours in advance of your reservations
- Children under 5 are complimentary
- A minimum of 10 participants are required for this tour to operate
This tour is available daily:
- from March 1 to October 31, 2016 at 1:30pm
- from November 1 to December 31, 2016 at 11:30am
- All tours and cruises depart from the Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River.
- You will find the Gray Line offices directly behind the JAX Brewery, which is located at 600 Decatur St. The ticket office is directly in front of the Steamboat Natchez
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