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Whitney Plantation Tour

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Highlights
  • Visit the historic Whitney Plantation on a day trip from New Orleans
  • Louisiana’s only plantation focused on the history of slavery
  • Learn about plantation life through recorded narratives and exhibits
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Whitney Plantation Tour
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Overview
A day trip with transportation from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation lets you explore the legacy of antebellum Louisiana on a former sugar plantation. Unique to area plantation museums, this one focuses on slavery. Learn about plantation life from the perspective of slaves through exhibits and narratives, and walk in the footsteps of those who lived and toiled here as you visit preserved slave cabins and the Spanish Creole Big House.
What to Expect
Board a coach in the French Quarter and leave New Orleans behind for the swampy shores of Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. Arrive at Whitney Plantation, a one-time sugar and indigo plantation that dates back more than 260 years. Unique among Louisiana’s historic plantations, Whitney is dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in the American South.

Hear firsthand accounts of the hardships of plantation life through narratives recorded by the Federal Writers’ Project, and browse historic artifacts in a series of exhibits. See some of the surviving slaves cabins, which stand in sharp contrast to the stately Big House, considered one of Louisiana’s best surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture. Several memorials and pieces of art dedicated to the memory of enslaved people offer a chance to reflect before the return drive to New Orleans.

The tour ends at the original departure point.
Reviews (62)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The History America Needs

The tour is incredible, so much history is covered and explained that it is something everyone needs to experience. The firsthand accounts of former slaves, the memorials to their experiences, the various buildings that highlight the vast differences between the white and black people on...More

Thank Daniela K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Joann and O'Neil were the highlights

The best part of this tour were our bus guide Joann and bus driver O'Neil. We give them 5 stars. Joann was simply adorable and very passionate about her hometown. We enjoyed learning more about the city and its history. O'Neil drove that bus like...More

1  Thank lemonpizza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very Heartfelt

From the moment we pulled on the grounds, I knew I would leave with a better understanding of where the people before me came from. The facts in the lobby were interesting and helped kill time before the tour started. The tour we deep. We...More

Thank lasVegasNyce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A tour that everyone should experience!

I only wish that more people would experience Whitney with empathy in their heart, the willingness to learn in their minds, and the resolve to push hate out of their perceptions. Our tour guide was very informative and he explained the injustices behind slavery and...More

Thank Michel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Part of History, thankfully

This is part of American History that everyone should be aware of. A great way to see some of the country side and visit it these magnificent plantations. The story that is behind them is sobering but more than worth the trip. Our guide Peggy...More

Thank Claire W
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MissIvory
5 July 2018|
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Response from Smartjan | Reviewed this property |
I think the answer is not to try and jam pack the day. How can you possibly relax and enjoy your experiences. The tour included 2 plantations and took the whole day. The bus broke down on the way back unfortunately and added... More
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Tremayne P
6 May 2018|
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Response from Pattyann Walsh H | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in French Quarter at the Hampton Inn. It was about a 20minute walk to catch tour bus by water.
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valandjohn2008
20 April 2018|
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Response from Clare M |
One hour ride to the plantation. One hour and thirty minutes for the actual tour.
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