About our Plantation Tours:
The Evergreen Plantation tour is an outstanding representation of the plantation culture in Louisiana. Based on hundreds of pages of documentation, a public archaeology project funded by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and ongoing research in oral history and cultural landscape, Evergreen sets new standards in cultural tourism.
Plantations were complicated agricultural enterprises encompassing many facets of existence. At Evergreen, the tour highlights 250 years of family ownership, the architectural significance of the buildings, and a reliance on agriculture. Emphasis is placed on the plantation’s dependence on slave labor and later the labor of freed African-Americans that was necessary to operate such an enterprise.
We take the interpretation of this site very seriously and strive to do justice to its history.
• Personal photography (with hand-held cameras, cell phones, and video cameras) is permitted of Evergreen’s grounds and the exterior of the historic structures. No interior photographs please.
• Professional and media photography – All professional, wedding, and media photography is permitted within approved areas of the grounds ONLY with prior permission and requires a staff escort. This applies to all model photography and drone photography as well. Please, call ahead to schedule your photo shoot. Questions? Call 985.497.3837
This is an hour-and-a-half walking tour that includes both the main house and slave quarters.
Adults – $20.00 per person
Students – $18.00 (Please bring a valid student ID)
Military – $18.00 (Please bring a valid ID)
Seniors $18.00 (Ages 62 and over)
Children – $6.00 (Ages 6 to 17)
Infants – Free (Ages 5 and under)
Additional Tour Information
Please note: Visitors need to join a guided tour in order to view the plantation; the Tour Office / Visitor’s Center is free and open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Groups of 15 or more, please call (985) 497-3837.
Walk-in groups will be placed in the next available tour slot that can accommodate the group.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to book your tour online to assure there is space in the tour time of your preference.
Open Monday through Saturday; closed on Sunday
Morning – 9:15, 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.
Afternoon – Monday through Thursday – 1:00 & 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon – Friday and Saturday - 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Please note that we cancel tours during thunderstorms for your safety.
Transportation to/from New Orleans
Bus/coach tours to Evergreen from New Orleans are available. We recommend Old River Road Plantation Adventures, 1-866-671-8687.
UBER WARNING: If you take an Uber ride to Evergreen Plantation you will have to ask your driver to wait to return you to New Orleans. Uber will not drive from New Orleans to pick you up once you are dropped off.
Where is Evergreen?
Evergreen Plantation is located on State Highway 18 on the west bank of the Mississippi River, about 45 miles upriver from New Orleans and about 40 miles downriver from Baton Rouge. Our address is 4677 Hwy. 18, Edgard, LA 70049. Click on the pointer in the map below to see directions in Google Maps.