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theantiquetiger
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Plantation tours in LA


What are some good tours?

We did Nottoway last week and that place is terrible!!! $20 for a 30 minute tour of three or four rooms with reproduction shite or the few original items they do have, do not touch.

Houmas House in Burnside is unbelievable!!! The gardens are probably one of the greatest within this area. For $20, you tour the entire house, touch, sit, and enjoy the place. They have original pieces of art, maps, etc (some of it very rare).

The restaurant has great food for lunch (I've never eaten at the other restaurant there for dinner).

I want to do the ones in St Francisville, but if it is like Nottoway, I'm not going to waste my time.

Here is the sandwich I got at the restaurant at Houmas House




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KingRanch
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Oak Alley, Houma House, and Laura are the best IMO.





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Shoulderchoke
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Oak Alley hands down. The grounds are amazing, the house is authentic to the time period, and the restauraunt is yummy.





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Laura has the best narrated tour. It's based on the memoirs of Laura Lacul, a creole girl who grew up on the plantation.

Oak Alley is the best property, but the tour is short and sterile.

San Francisco has a beautiful mansion, really colorful and the only authentically restored home on River Road. But they got rid of the really good older tour guides and replaced them with young girls.

Evergreen's slave cabins are the most dramatic site on River Road and will send chills up your spine.

St. Joseph is the wild card...a little of each, and family owned and operated.

Destrahan has a great history, but has lost its drawing power recently.

The Myrtles has two tours, the history tour during the day- the mystery tour at night is a lot of fun. Eat at the Carriage house on the grounds first.






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Rosesown in St. francisville is now state owned. Should be a good tour





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Laura is pretty cool in addition to the other big names. Very different.





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The Audubon Historic Site at Oakley Plantation in St. Francisville is also good. You learn a lot about Audubon and his history in Louisiana, and there's a visitors center/museum IIRC. They also have special events where they have craftspeople in period dress demonstrating cooking, etc, like the Rural Life Museum does.

St. Francisville also has a Spring Pilgrimage when you pay one price to tour these places plus some historic private homes. It was back in April, though.



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Got married at Nottoway last year. Their restaurant was fantastic. Their fried oyster Po-boy shits on OP Instagram pic.

Nottoway isn't a big place but as an overnight guest you can go into any room on any floor that is not rented by a guest. Kind of hard to put in authentic Antebellum sheets and whatnot when each room is one you can actually stay in.

Had several guests stay overnight as part of the wedding. Had our ceremony in the White Ballroom, and the reception in Randolph's Ballroom.

The GM of the Masnsion Restaurant liked us so she opened up the bar for all the guests that stayed overnight after they shut the restaurant for the night, and the bill was wayyyy less than we actually drank.

Oh and their breakfast buffet was legit as well.

Their Honeymoon suite is amazing, as is the private pool off the Master Bath inside the suite.

Heck they even have a museum on the lower level of the Plantation!

OP better recognize.






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theantiquetiger
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OP better recognize.


I was talking about the tour, not staying there.

As for the shitty arse museum you speak of, it is one small room with 1/2 dozen artifacts and a movie room.

The tour of Houmas House is 1000x better. Houmas House doesn't have a museum because their artifacts are in the house.






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wickowick
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Houmas House has a big expansion on the way. Hotel, river overlook, ball room, etc. I think the are setting themselves up to be the premiere plantation around...





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Spaulding Smails
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If you go with Rougarou4Lsu's tour, you'll see ghost!

Speaking of which, you're wanted in the ghost thread, dood!






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GFunk
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Again, an actual working hotel...you can't put period sheets in there where people stay as most from that time look something akin to the Declaration of Independence Parchment Paper these days.

As far as the tour, a lot of that has to do with the guide...but to each their own...I've eaten there for breakfast, lunch & dinner over a half dozen times and an overfilled shrimp Po-boy is crap in comparison...

The manager of the facility itself may be leaving soon to run a property for the owner in Lake Como, Italy...the owner of Nottoway bought it when it was in disrepair and put a ton of money and effort into it, and they aren't done, either...

Bottom line, I'm just glad you are giving Louisiana Tourisim Biz your dollars and your interest...







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theantiquetiger
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Speaking of which, you're wanted in the ghost thread, dood!


The haunted house thread? I don't see where I was needed






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Spaulding Smails
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Roug is...but take his tour, see ghosts, and then post in the ghost thread.





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I know you are asking about LA, but if you really want to experience great plantations then the only real answer is to go to Natchez. They have the biggest concentration of antebellum houses in the US.





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We stayed in the honeymoon suite at Nottoway a few years back. The restaurant is the sheet. Wife got hammered on planters punch. We were the only ones staying on property at the time and had our run of the house.





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