American Queen Steamboat Company

Shore Excursions Department

701 Uhler Rd.

Easton, Pa 18040

1-888-966-0938

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QUINTESSENTIAL SOUTH

Enjoy an included tour of Nottoway Plantation, the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion. This stunning historical plantation lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and offers a view of a truly grand plantation. The mansion flaunts three-floors, 64-bedrooms, and displays an incredible 22 white square columns which contribute to its’ nickname—“The White Castle of Louisiana.” The most popular room among guests is the White Ballroom, which is painted entirely in white and displays elaborate gold décor throughout. Rooms are trimmed in custom plaster frieze made from Spanish moss, clay, plaster, and mud and are all original to the house. And as if that weren’t enough, this immaculate mansion was constructed with 365 openings—one for each day of the year.  Enjoy a guided walking tour of an American Castle as we explore within the pristine walls of Nottoway followed by a stroll through the lush grounds and gardens. 

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Nottoway Plantation Tour

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Life in the Bayou Cajun Swamp Tour

Explore a true Cajun Experience as we travel into plantation country, our local guide will enlighten us on the affluent southern Louisiana lifestyle during the era when cotton was king. After our 45-minute narrated tour of the river, we will arrive in La Place, Louisiana; home to the 250-acre ecosphere called Manchac Swamp. For the next hour and a half we will be guided through the Manchac Swamps by our knowledgeable Cajun captain.

*While Louisiana’s Manchac Swamp is uniquely beautiful year-round, it is possible that alligators and other native wildlife may not be as active throughout these colder months. Please take this into consideration while booking this tour on dates October through December, as well as, February through March.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  4.5 hours

CAPACITY 100 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$69.00

TIMING

8:00 PM – 12:30 PM

 

OVERFLOW

1:00 PM – 4:45 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Wildlife native to Louisiana*, alligators, scenic Spanish moss trees

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Guided boat your of 250-acre swamp, Manchac Swamp Gift Shop

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Northbound, Southbound and Round Trip New Orleans Voyages

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Laura…A Creole Plantation

Our day begins at Laura Plantation, where we will enter the fascinating world of true Louisiana Creoles who, at this historic site, lived apart from the American mainstream for over 200 years. Explore this unique, woman-run and owned Creole sugar plantation and uncover the compelling history of the family who occupied the home. Then, we make our way to Nottoway Plantation – another sugar plantation, but different in many ways! Enjoy a final guided tour of the “White Castle of Louisiana” before making your way back to the dock of the American Queen!

APPROXIMATE DURATION  4 hours

CAPACITY 50 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$69.00

TIMING

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM [SB] or

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM [NB]

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Sugarcane fields, beautifully manicured gardens

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Guided tour through Laura Plantation, true “Southern-Creole” experience, guided tour through Nottoway Plantation

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Northbound

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Grand Southern Plantation Tour

Embark on a journey that tells the story of Louisiana sugar cane from Baton Rouge to the grand plantations. The day begins at your leisure, as you make your way across the levee to explore Nottoway Plantation before departing for the Houmas House, originally owned by indigenous Houmas Indians before being established as a sugar plantation in 1803. After a guided tour, enjoy a truly southern-style lunch buffet before continuing to our next stop. Then, we set off for Oak Alley Plantation, the “Grand Dame of the Great River Road,” where 300-year-old oak trees line the pathway that welcome guests to the grand entrance.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  6.5 hours

CAPACITY 100 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$129.00

TIMING

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

The Great River Road, Manicured plantation gardens, 300-year-old Oak Trees

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Guided Tour of the Houmas House, Free time to explore gardens and grounds, Southern-Style Buffet Lunch at Houmas House, Guided Tour through Oak Alley Plantation, Historic Slave Cabins, Nottoway Plantation at your leisure

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

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PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Disembark the American Duchess, as we make our way across the levee, heading through the sugarcane fields, making our way to one of the south’s most prestigious and iconic plantations, Oak Alley Plantation. The breathtaking Greek-Revival home got its name from the most distinguishing feature, a quarter-mile walkway lined in 300-year-old live oak trees spanning from the levees of the Mississippi River to the entrance of the home.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  3.5 hours

CAPACITY 50 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$59.00

TIMING

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

The Great River Road, Manicured plantation gardens, 300-year-old Oak Trees

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Guided Tour of Oak Alley Plantation, Free time to explore gardens and grounds, Historic Slave Cabins

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Northbound

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