Lagniappe (lan-yap) is a South Louisiana tradition of giving “a little
something extra.” Lagniappe Tours, the sightseeing arm of the Foundation
for Historical Louisiana, opens the doors to Louisiana’s magnificent
historic sites and cultural treasures, offering visitors renowned landmarks
as well as the state’s best-kept secrets.
Throughout the year, we offer experienced step-on guides, customized itinerary
planning and complete booking for all arrangements. Bilingual guides are
Whether you want to mambo your way to Mardi Gras, jet to Jazz Fest, or ramble
down River Road, Lagniappe Tours can create a unique Louisiana experience
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Sample Itineraries for Groups of 30 or More.
Sample Itineraries for Both Individuals and Groups.
Baton Rouge and Region Heritage Tour
Our day begins at the LSU Rural Life Museum, where guests will experience
life of a working Louisiana Plantation. Your group then begins the forty-five
minute drive north to the picturesque town of St. Francisville and a tour
of the breathtaking Rosedown Plantation. Lunch at the Surrey Restaurant
follows. Our deluxe buses then depart for the moving Port Hudson Battlesite,
where your guests may tour the hallowed grounds. Upon your return to Baton
Rouge, your group will be treated to drive-by tours of the Louisiana Capitol
Complex, Magnolia Mound Plantation, and the LSU campus and lakes.
Orleans Museum of Art Tour
Our day begins with a morning tour of the Museum’s Botanical Gardens
exhibit, where guests
will be transported across time to the gardens at Monticello and Chateau
de Malmaison to stroll among the breathtaking flora and fauna. Box lunches
will be served in the Garden, followed by a tour of the Exhibit, featuring
magnificent furnishings and art from Monticello and Chateau de Malmaison
as well as personal affects of Jefferson, Napoleon and Josephine.
Capitol City Tour
A Lagniappe Tours’ guide will meet your group at
your hotel. From there, you will travel to downtown Baton Rouge to tour the
New State Capitol. Standing
34 stories tall, this is the tallest state capitol in the United States.
It is also the site of Huey Long’s assassination. Drive through the
beautiful Capitol Complex and see the Old Arsenal Museum and the New Governor’s
Mansion. Next, tour the Old Governor’s Mansion, which was built in
1930 under the administration of Governor Huey Long. Rumor has it that Huey
had this Mansion built just like the White House so that he would know how
to get around once he was elected President. This National Register property
has been recently restored to its original splendor and boasts furnishings
and artifacts from former governors.
Beautiful and Historic Louisiana
Lagniappe Tours’ guide will meet you at your hotel. First, tour Louisiana’s
Governor’s Mansion and the New State Capitol. The Old Governor’s
Mansion was built in 1930 by Governor Huey P. Long to be Louisiana’s
White House. This National Register property now features artifacts and antiques
from Louisiana’s governors. Next, tour the LSU Rural Life Museum, a
nineteenth century working plantation, which shows the various cultures of
this state’s early settlers. This museum, located on the 450-acre Burden
Research Plantation, includes over 20 buildings and Windrush Gardens, a 25-acre
expanse of semiformal gardens and winding paths, lakes, and beautiful bronze
and marble statues.
Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansions
First, tour the Old Governor's Mansion, which was built in 1930 under the
administration of Governor Huey Long. Rumor has it that Huey had this Mansion
built just like the White House so that he would know how to get around
once he was elected President. This National Register property has been
recently restored to its original splendor and boasts furnishings and artifacts
from former governors. Next, visit the New Governor’s Mansion, which
was built in 1963 in modified Greek Revival style as a replica of one of
the state’s plantation mansions.
3 ½ Hours
Mardi Gras Tour
Join Lagniappe Tours on their journey to New Orleans for Mardi Gras! Enjoy the world-famous Krewes of Rex and Zulu, as well as the marching clubs and truck parades, from your reserved seats. At mid-afternoon, the party moves to Le Pavillion Hotel, known as “the Belle of New Orleans,” for a delicious and relaxing Creole buffet. As a Lagniappe Tours passenger, you will have access to the hotel’s facilities throughout the day. Lagniappe Tours’ experienced guides also travel with the group providing insights and information.