New Orleans Plantations

New Orleans Plantations

Written on 07/02/2020
Guide to NOLA


Plantations In the New Orleans Region


Plantations are a relic of a time gone by, and represent a way of life long past. They are both a testament to southern charm and a monument to the enslaved men and women who built them. Most plantation homes are works of art and craftsmanship, owing to the skill and labor of the hands who built them. Today, you can take a plantation tour and admire the peaceful, landscaped grounds while you are also sobered by the reality of the slavery which will forever be a blight on our American history. These lovely plantations serve as a great lesson from the past to us here in the present, in order to better guide our future. Take a step back in time and reflect at one of the plantations in the region surrounding New Orleans.


Oak Alley Plantation

Arguably the most famous of Louisiana plantations, Oak Alley is named for its famous alley of ancient oaks lining the path to the main house. Learn More



Whitney Plantation

Whitney Plantation is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. This well-researched living museum offers a glimpse into plantation life through the eyes of the slaves who built, lived at, and worked this land. Learn More



Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation is one of the closest to New Orleans, making it one of the shortest drives from the city. Learn More



Stella Plantation

Stella is a lovely plantation that has been rebuilt and restored over an entire lifetime. It is not one of our region's venue and B&B-style plantations. They offer a lovely venue as well as multiple lodging styles including glamping. Learn More



Ormond Plantation

Like Stella, Ormond is another beautiful venue that also offers lodging. The beautifully-restored grounds offer a peaceful stay within a half-hour drive of downtown New Orleans. Learn More



Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation

This restored historic plantation now serves as a wedding and events venue. It is conveniently located close to New Orleans on the West Bank of the Mississippi. Learn More



Whitehall Plantation

Located within the city of New Orleans, Whitehall is one of few remaining primary plantations still left in the city. Today it serves as a wedding and event venue utilizing the beautifully kept and landscaped buildings and grounds.