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From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour

1. From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour

In 2014, Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262-year history, as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.  Gain a unique perspective on the enslaved people who lived and worked here through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives. The early owners of Habitation Haydel, later known as the Whitney Plantation, became wealthy producing indigo before the plantation transitioned to sugar in the early 1800s.  Whitney is also significant because of the number of historic outbuildings which were added to the site over the years, thus providing a unique perspective on the evolution of the Louisiana working plantation. The Big House is one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture and one of the earliest raised Creole cottages in Louisiana.  The Whitney Plantation Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. As a site of memory and consciousness, this site pays homage to the slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the United States.

New Orleans: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. New Orleans: Self-Guided Audio Tour

See the sights of New Orleans at your own pace and according to your schedule on a self-guided walking tour. Download an audio guide onto your MP3 player and get a fully detailed map to help you explore. This exciting cultural audio tour of the vibrant city of New Orleans will show you how it has evolved and will take you on a colorful journey where you will learn about the famous Mardi Gras celebrations at the Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum. You will also learn about the devastating effects on the city after the 2011 disaster of Hurricane Katrina at the Superdome. Then, see the National World War II Museum, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Aquarium of the Americas, St. Louis Cathedral with Jackson Square, Lalaurie Mansion, Backstreet Cultural Museum, and the Louisiana Civil War Museum. Also embark on a comprehensive tour of the French quarter which contained in this walking tour of New Orleans to ensure that you do not miss out on any of its exciting history.

New Orleans: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination Tour

3. New Orleans: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination Tour

Who knew that Lee Harvey Oswald was born in New Orleans? Throw in the mafia and you may just have the answer to one of the greatest unanswered questions of all time: who was behind the shooting of JFK? Throughout this tour, you will trace Oswald’s steps growing up in New Orleans, as well as during the months and weeks leading up to the assassination. This walking tour takes you into the heart of the dark mystery centered around 544 Camp Street. You can visit the actual locations around Lafayette Square, the Central Business District, and the French Quarter, all whilst following in Oswald’s footsteps. You will encounter the home Oswald left as a 17 year old to begin the strange odyssey that led to Dallas. You will also watch the very disturbing Zapruder film. You’ll see and hear from Oswald on archival film, and at the end, you will be left with the decision: assassin or patsy?


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What people are saying about Louisiana

This was an excellent tour. It is self guided with a device and headphones but I loved that because I could go at my own pace. Our bus tour guide John was awesome and told us so much about new Orleans! Definitely recommend this place to visit.

This is a self guided tour. You can download an app or they will provide you with one device to guide you through the plantation. The experience for me was emotional and educational.

Tour guide was amazing! Gave lots of history on New Orleans throughout the drive to Whitney plantation. Whitney was also a great experience.

It was an informative emotional stirring tour. Definitely worth every penny. The Whitney Plantation could not be run better.

Comfortable ride, awesome driver, and the visit to the Whitney Plantation was powerful and enlightening.