Two Day Trips from New Orleans you need to do


To really get a feel for the Deep South there are one or two-day trips from New Orleans that’ll give you an added insight into Louisiana life.

The Antebellum house is named after its canopied pathway lined with 28 gnarled oak trees dripping with Spanish Moss.

Oak Alley Plantation Tour – A visit to an Antebellum House

We were shown around by Lacy, who, along with the other guides swished her way around the house in period costume.

Tours around the ‘Big House’

Oak Alley has its darker side and it touches on this part of its grim history. The plantation records detail the history of the people that were enslaved on the property.

Oak Alley Plantation History

There’s a small exhibition and theatre about how sugar cane was grown and processed at the plantation, a blacksmith forge and a recreation of a civil war tent.

Comes from the Latin phrase ‘before the war’ and refers to the four decades leading up to the start American the Civil War in 1861.

What does Antebellum mean?

Located on the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana, just under an hour’s drive from New Orleans along the great winding River Road.

Where is Oak Alley Plantation?

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