Visit antebellum plantations along the Mississippi River and glimpse into the grace, grandeur and tragedy of early southern history on this six to eight hour tour from New Orleans. Gain an understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural factors that gave rise to slavery and why it become such a powerful institution throughout the south. Learn how industries such as oil, cotton, sugar, lumber, indigo and citrus allowed New Orleans to flourish into the city it is today and why it was such an important trading center before the outbreak of the Civil War.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: New Orleans City Park, New Orleans, LouisianaThis tour will visit two plantations either on the east or west bank of the Mississippi River. Two from: Destrehan, San Francisco or Houmas House. Two from Whitney, Laura or Oak Alley.Duration: 7 hours