Ten Best Historic Southern Plantations

Posted on: July 3 2014 | Posted in: Whats New

USA Today published an article on the Ten Best Historic Southern Homes. Gray Line New Orleans is proud to be able to share 4 of them with our guests.  Plantation Homes are diverse in their heritage and a source of amazement to almost everyone.  To read the article please follow this link http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/south/best-of-lists/2014/06/30/10-best-historic-southern-plantations/11782813/

Join  Gray LIne at select plantations and share stories about the surrounding areas, including both our Creole and Cajun cultures. The new Plantation/Swamp Tour combines a beautiful plantation visit with a visit to the simpler life in the Louisiana Swamps.

Destrehan – Destrehan, La.

The oldest plantation in the Lower Mississippi Valley – an antebellum Greek Revival house listed on the National Register of Historic Places – Destrehan was established in 1787. Once a major source of indigo and sugarcane, the site is commonly associated with its first owner (and Louisiana's first senator), Jean-Noël Destréhan. Visitors can snap photos of the "Jefferson Document," which was signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1804, and watch costumed guides demonstrate traditional practices such as indigo dyeing, weaving, and carpentry. USA Today.