Explore the Story

There's a reason you can picture yourself in New Orleans Plantation Country... We've met before.

Imagine driving through the bayou on the way to a gorgeous, historic plantation home. When you get there, the grounds are covered in ancient live oaks, draped in spanish moss. It could be a scene in The Skeleton Key, Django Unchained, or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but this time the doors open for you.

At New Orleans Plantation Country, we have a wealth of historic homes that have not only stood the test of time, but are open to welcome tour-goers year round. These homes - plantations like Destrehan, St. Joseph, Felicity, San Francisco and more - have been the setting for countless novels, films, TV shows, and even folklore, and they are ready to share their story.

Now imagine looking down. Picture yourself standing on the lush green soil alongside the Mississippi River. This piece of land extends up and out, winding into the romantic backdrop known as the Louisian swamp. Here, you can board a boat and feel the wind through your hair as you zip around, catching view of alligators at times within an arms' reach. In New Orleans Plantation Country, the swamp is where we spend a lot of time and it's where we catch the delicious seafood you've only heard about - until now.

Familiar with Cajun food? It's a special type of dining down here, and it's just one of the many things we look forward to hearing YOU describe. Known and offered worldwide, there's nothing like tasting Cajun cuisine in the place it came to be.

If you have time to stay a while, check out a local country B&B and give Cajun dancing a go at one of our many fairs and festivals.

No matter what you do, or how long you stay, make sure that your story includes a visit to New Orleans Plantation Country when you tell folks about your trip to New Orleans. Now get out and explore.