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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.

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New Orleans: Ghost Hunt Exploration Game

2. New Orleans: Ghost Hunt Exploration Game

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume to a special event with live actors on October 30. Win prizes such as a $1000 GetYourGuide gift card, a real coffin, and much more. Discover New Orleans’ famous locations in the French Quarter while playing the role of a ghost trying to reach the afterlife. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and the exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. After your booking, get an email with instructions on how to download and play. Start at Jackson Square and enjoy 1.5 to 2 hours of gameplay with no time limit. Play at your own pace, and use the offline option to save data. Finish, at the famous LaLaurie Mansion. Participate with larger groups, by having one person purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play, or they can purchase it individually.

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New Orleans: City Park Exploration Game

3. New Orleans: City Park Exploration Game

Here's a sneak peek to the storyline: "You are a tourist in New Orleans, looking to escape the bustle of the city. You rode the streetcar to City Park, wanting to see for yourself the park’s ancient oaks and hidden gems. In the shade of crepe myrtles, you walk along Lelong Drive toward the New Orleans Museum of Art. You notice things are a little overgrown…”. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Start at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The game will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at The Singing Oak. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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New Orleans: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. 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.

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What people are saying about New Orleans

It was amazing! Don't know what to do around the Town, this is a Great idea. For yourself, group of friends, couples, family's...it's very knowledgeable and a good little work out. It's at your own pace, no rush or anyone waiting on you making you feel like you're holding up the game. It takes as long as you want it too like it says. Some challenges are easy and very simple while others make you think and use some brain power. All in all this game/adventure was awesome and very fun to do! So glad I decided to grab it online for me and my wife. Both had an amazing time figuring out the questions with each other's help. I highly recommend this too others no doubt!!

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.

A fascinating way to explore this New Orleans park. Wonderful!