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Whitney Plantation Museum Tours

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Whitney Plantation Museum
The Whitney Plantation was one of the most infamous plantation estates in Louisiana, having housed some 60 slaves between 1819 and 1860. Today, the site serves as one of the only slavery memorial museums in the United States, having opened in 2014. Through original period buildings, art exhibits, and first-person narratives, visitors can gain an understanding of the lives of slaves in 19th-century America.

The Basics
The plantation site, on the National Register of Historic Places since 1992, includes a stately plantation home and a number of historic outbuildings. While the visitors center museum exhibits are self-guided, the other plantation buildings—including the French Creole–style Big House, slave quarters, and a church—can only be visited by 90-minute guided tour, included with admission. The poignant exhibits and memorials help visitors see the stark contrast of the lives of slaves and slave-owners in pre-Civil War Louisiana. Most travelers see the Whitney Plantation has part of an extensive plantation tour from New Orleans.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Guided tours of the plantation site are included with admission; self-guided tours are not permitted.
  • Whitney Plantation tours are 90 minutes long; plan to spend about two hours onsite.
  • Dress for the weather, bring water, and wear closed-toe walking shoes.
  • Although children under 6 enter for free, some tour material may be unsuitable for kids.
  • The visitors center is accessible to those with limited mobility; the second floor of the Big House is not. There are gravel paths throughout the plantation.

How to Get There
The Whitney Plantation is located in Wallace, Louisiana, 46 miles (74 kilometers) northwest of New Orleans. Group and private tours offer round-trip transportation from New Orleans, while ride-sharing applications are not readily available in the area.

When to Get There
The Whitney Plantation is open year-round but closed on Tuesdays and on New Year's Day, Mardi Gras, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Understanding Louisiana’s Dark History Through Art at the Whitney Plantation
Words and art are used at the Whitney Plantation to honor the lives of the slaves who worked and died there. Throughout the site are The Children of Whitney, life-sized sculptures of slave children by American artist Woodrow Nash. In the Field of Angels exhibit, the 2,200 children who died under slavery in Louisiana are commemorated, with their names listed on granite. Names of Whitney Plantation slaves are recorded with their ages and skills on the Wall of Honor, and in the Allèes Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, the names of all 107,000 people recorded in the Louisiana Slave Database line 18 walls, along with quotes and pictures from the time of slavery.
Address: 5099 LA-18, Wallace, Louisiana, USA
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Whitney Plantation TourDay Trips

Whitney Plantation Tour

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Travel back in time to the era of the antebellum South on a guided afternoon tour from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you tour the 18th-century Spanish Creole main house and historical slave cabins with a guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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 Whitney Plantation Tour with TransportationDay Trips

Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

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Discover more of Louisiana on a small-group half-day tour to the Whitney Plantation from New Orleans. Ride by minivan past the marshes of Lake Pontchartrain and along River Road, passing filming locations for the popular TV series ‘Queen Sugar’ and other productions. Then, join a guided tour of the Whitney Plantation and learn about the history of the enslaved and free people who once lived on the plantation.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Whitney Plantation and Swamp Tour ComboDay Trips

Whitney Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

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This is a half day tour of the Whitney Plantation and a Tour of the Louisiana swamp, by Air Boat or Covered Tour boat, travelers choice
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery, St Joseph Plantation with Private TransportDay Trips

Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery, St Joseph Plantation with Private Transport

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This is a small narrated private tour by van, for groups of up to 8 travelers. At Whitney Plantation's Louisiana Museum of Slavery, see the harsh realities and raw historical facts of a dark side of American history. The slave narratives and artwork recreate the world of a pre-Civil War southern sugar plantation and memorial in honor of the lives of the enslaved people who toiled there. A short ride through sugar cane fields leads to St. Joseph Plantation, a Creole style family-owned working sugar cane plantation. Family members give a relaxed, intimate tour of their ancestral home and dependencies (including original slave cabins). Please note the plantation and museum tours are non-private.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The History of Slavery in Louisiana TourHalf-day Tours

The History of Slavery in Louisiana Tour

Take a deep dive into the history of the slave trade in Louisiana with this guided tour. Booking a private tour means you'll get personalized attention and be able to move at your own pace, asking plenty of questions along the way. Explore the Whitney Plantation, active in the 17th and 18th centuries, with your guide discussing the human costs, economic effects, and the abolitionist movements.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Laura Plantation and Swamp Tour ComboDay Trips

Laura Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a swamp tour. Engage your boat Captains and tour guides with questions about the plantation and the Louisiana swamp!!!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Oak Alley Private Tour With LunchDay Trips

Oak Alley Private Tour With Lunch

This is a private tour with up to 12 passengers. You will have the chance to spend an afternoon exploring some of the most visited plantations in America, and be enlightened by a host of other attractions along the way. including a brief history lesson on Louisiana Swamp water ways and Bayous.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour ComboKayaking

Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour Combo

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Discover the natural landscape and history of Southern Louisiana on a combo tour to the Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides more information about slavery in Louisiana than you might find in a guidebook. Finish off the day with a kayaking session through a secluded swamp far from city crowds—equipment and private paddle lesson included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Private Chauffeured River Road Plantation TourDay Trips

Private Chauffeured River Road Plantation Tour

Luxurious black car service provided to groups that want to visit the famous plantations of South Louisiana without the discomfort of traveling in a large crowded bus. Take a private chauffeured tour along River Road to witness the exquisite plantation homes that line Louisiana's old "Gold Coast." This tour includes public admission for each guest to the plantation of your choice: Oak Alley, Whitney, Laura, or Evergreen.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation TourDay Trips

Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

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Delve into the history of slavery and the plantations of Louisiana on this small-group tour from New Orleans. Drive past Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River to the Whitney Plantation’s Louisiana Museum of Slavery. Learn about the lives of the enslaved people who worked there and on plantations throughout the South during a tour of the museum and restored buildings. Next, head to the Creole-style St Joseph Plantation for a tour of the working sugar plantation where the movie ’12 Years A Slave’ was filmed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
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