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New Orleans Plantation Tours

...of New Orleans because that's how far the city's European and Creole heritage extends.
But New Orleans and Louisiana were inextricably linked to the Old South. Plantation life began in the early 18th century, and Louisiana's rich cotton and sugar crops were produced on about 1,600 plantations statewide.
Spend some time revisiting antebellum glory. A handful of restored plantations lie within 75 miles of the city. Some, like L'Hermitage are private homes and the tour stops at the facade.
But: HoumasHouse, Madewood, Oak Alley, San Francisco and nearby Ormond and Destrehan all offer guided tours of splendor in the past.
If you're not up for an extended tour, Destrehan Plantation is only eight miles from New Orleans along scenic River Road. Drive, or rent bikes and pedal along the paved path atop the levee.

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