MiM ‘Plantation Tour’
April 3-7, 2018
NCM ‘Museum in Motion” is heading to New Orleans. We want you to spend Easter weekend with your family – then it’s time to hop in the Corvette and head to New Orleans. Officially starting Tuesday evening, Tuesday, April 3 – come visit a place where centuries old architecture is the backdrop for a culture so invigorating, it will arouse your spirit. New Orleans neighborhoods are where the culture and creativity of the Crescent City come to life. From the historic French Quarter to the elegant Garden District to the music-filled Marigny, there is great food, music and more to be found across the city.
Special thanks go to NCM Lifetime Members Neil & Brenda Bertucci for helping us plan and showing us around their beautiful city.
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Advance registration closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018 or until sold out
** No registrations or refunds available after that date. **
Please call Karen (270)467-8804 or Bryce (270)777-4506 to register by phone
Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1500
Passenger / alternate driver $400
Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1540
Non-Member Passenger / alternate driver $440
- Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member – please call Becky at 270-467-8836
|2018 MiM ‘Plantation Tour- New Orleans’
Host Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood New Orleans
5150 Mounes St.
Harahan, LA 70123
(4-night stay included in registration)
|TUESDAY, APRIL 3|
|3:00pm||Check-in Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood
The hotel is off both Highway 90 and I-10, a 15-minute drive from downtown New Orleans, the French Quarter, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. Tulane University and Audubon Park are six miles from the hotel. Guests looking for food close to home are within walking distance of a variety of options featuring everything from seafood to Mexican food to fast food. The hotel is five minutes from Zephyr Field. Shoppers are two minutes from Elmwood Center and five minutes from the Clearview Mall
|6:00pm||‘Meet n Greet’
|WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4|
|Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites|
|8:15am||Group Meeting in Front Lobby|
|8:30am||Depart for Oak Alley Plantation|
|9:30am – 1:15pm||Arrive for Tour and Lunch at Oak Alley Plantation
A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past. The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit, Civil War exhibit, Sugarcane Theater and Big House offer an experience as compelling as the plantation’s 25 historic acres and 300-year old allee of oaks.
|1:15pm||Leave for Whitney Plantation|
|1:30pm – 4:00pm||Arrive and Tour Whitney Plantation
Learn the story of the Haydel family of German Immigrants and the slaves that they held were intertwined. In 2014, The Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262-year history as the plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.
|4:15pm – 5:15pm||Depart back to Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood
|Dinner on your own
|THURSDAY, APRIL 5|
|Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn|
|8:45am||Board Motorcoach for a day in the City of New Orleans!!
We will be dropped off in the heart of the city in Jackson Square.
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours from City Sightseeing New Orleans
City Sightseeing New Orleans is the most entertaining, informative, and fun City Tour you can find that offers transportation approximately every 30 minutes on an exhilarating open-top, double-decker bus!
HOP-ON! and in a single 2-hour loop, experience a complete City Tour — 3 centuries of history, architecture, and culture narrated live in English by your very own Tour Host – see the Garden District, French Quarter, and CBD.
HOP-OFF! at any stop along the way and explore New Orleans most popular neighborhoods, attractions, and shopping districts – or – take advantage of our Guided Walking Tours in the French Quarter and Garden District, included Free with 3 Day Tickets.
See the city at your own pace, the next bus is less than 30 minutes away!
STOP 1. Jackson Square (Jax Brewery – Decatur and St. Peters Street)
STOP 2. Historic French Market (N. Peters St. and Ursulines Ave.)
STOP 3. Esplanade (Barracks Street and N. Peters Street
STOP 4. Treme (Rampart and Gov. Nicholls St.)
STOP 5. Basin St. Station (501 Basin St.)
STOP 6. Canal Street (50 Canal Street)
STOP 7. Riverfront at Harrah’s Casino (Convention Center Blvd & Poydras)
STOP 8. Central Business District (Poydras & Carondolet)
STOP 9: Louisiana Superdome – Hyatt Regency (601 Loyola Ave)
STOP 10: National WWII Museum (945 Magazine St.)
STOP 11. Jackson Avenue and Magazine Street
STOP 12. Garden District (Magazine Street and Washington Ave)
STOP 13. Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave)
STOP 14. St. Charles Ave (Louisiana Ave and St. Charles Ave.)
STOP 15. St. Charles Ave (2020 St. Charles Ave)
STOP 16. Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place)
STOP 17. Arts District (Corner Julia Street and S. Peters Street)
STOP 18. Harrah’s Casino on St. Peters St and Poydras St.)
Do your homework ahead of time to make the most of your time in the city!
|6:15pm||Steamboat Natchez Dinner Jazz Cruise
Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the authentic Steamboat Natchez. Your two-hour dinner cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River.
|9:00pm||Board Motorcoach back to Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood|
|FRIDAY, APRIL 6|
|Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites|
|8:45am||Group Meeting in Front Lobby|
|9:00am||Depart for Houmas House Plantation & Gardens|
|10:00am – 1:30pm||Arrive for Tour and Lunch at Houmas House Plantation & Gardens
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, allows visitors to experience the life of a wealthy Sugar Baron in the 1800’s. Tour the historic Louisiana Plantation and explore 38 acres of lush gardens or relax with a refreshing mint julep and enjoy the breeze off the nearby Mississippi River.
|1:45pm – 3:15pm||Depart Houmas House for Swamp Tour|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour
Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1 hour 45-minute tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana’s swamplands in the protected Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve’s Barataria Preserve. Experience real-life adventure from the comfort of the swamp boats. Tour back into the privately-owned meandering bayous and take a look into the past. View moss draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here.
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||Dinner at Restaurant de Famillies
Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant’s design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It’s in this unique setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It’s an experience not to be soon forgotten.
|7:30pm – 8:00pm||Depart back to Hampton Inn and Suites Elmwood
|SATURDAY, APRIL 7|
|Continental Breakfast – Check out Hampton Inn & Suites|
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the
MiM 2018 ‘Plantation Tour – New Orleans’