This article was published on October 7th, 2018
The city of New Orleans is rich in history. It’s more than 400 years of culture, languages, influence from other nations, and people are so rich, it truly sets itself apart from other cities within the United States. It’s hard to fully grasp the magnitude of influence the Big Easy has had on the rest of the country without fully knowing all of its history. One company is helping visitors understand the wealth that is New Orleans and its vicinity: Grayline Plantation Tours.
Grayline Plantation Tours offers full and half day plantation tours through three different New Orleans area plantations, including Oak Alley Plantation. Rich in history, these plantations are an important part of New Orleans history – including generating large wealth and slavery. In the era of Black Lives Matter and the Me-Too movement, it is important to study and understand the history of these plantations to fully realize the impact they had on the area, region, southern states, and the rest of the country so that this history is not repeated.
Oak Alley Plantation is one the best plantations that is open for tours. The plantation gets its name from the parallel row of 28 oak trees that line from the street to the front door of the home, which are over 225 years old. Oak Alley Plantation was built in 1839, and offers daily tours of the entire estate. One of the South’s most famous and prominent plantations, Oak Alley Plantation has been seen on the silver screen and on your television in programs like Days of Our Lives and in films like Primary Colors and Interview with a Vampire.
The estate property has a recreation of the slave quarters, gift shop, lawns, and home. You can tour the grounds and the surrounding marsh and swamp land that borders Oak Alley Plantation. You’ll also get panoramic views of Lake Pontchartrain as your door this majestic estate.
Grayline tour guide gives a detailed history of the area, plantations, and slavery on the way to the plantation, and any tour can be combined with a package to visit other plantations than just Oak Alley Plantation. Grayline Tours also does tours and adventures around the greater New Orleans area, such as swamp tours, city tours, walking tours, evening tours, and ghost tours—all at very reasonable prices.
For your next holiday, consider venturing to the Big Easy to check out one of America’s greatest cities and regions. Whether it is to Oak Alley or another tour offered by Grayline Tours, you’re guaranteed to have an experience like no other in New Orleans. Make plans to visit the Crescent City today!
If you need other reasons to visit New Orleans there are lots of options to choose from in one of America’s best cities. Swamp tours, ghost tours and walks, history, museums, impeccable Cajun and creole food, live music on every corner, and a slew of fun options to entertain yourself with makes the Big Easy an incredible place for your gaycation. It’s also home of the world famous Souther Decadence, an annual gay festival held over Labor Day long weekend. Plan your trip to Southern Decadence with Visit New Orleans.