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From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Ticket & Transportation

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Ticket & Transportation

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans
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Take a personal look into the lives of owners and slaves in Antebellum Louisiana. Visit the Whitney Plantation, the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Gain a unique perspective on the people who lived and worked on Whitney Plantation
  • Tour historic outbuildings and listen to first person narratives
  • Explore one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture in Louisiana
Full description

Step back in time as you visit the Whitney Plantation on this bus day trip from New Orleans. Gain a unique perspective on the enslaved people who lived and worked here through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives.

In 2014, Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262-year history, as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.  The early owners of Habitation Haydel, later known as the Whitney Plantation, became wealthy producing indigo before the plantation transitioned to sugar in the early 1800s. 

Whitney is also significant because of the number of historic outbuildings which were added to the site over the years, thus providing a unique perspective on the evolution of the Louisiana working plantation. The Big House is one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture and one of the earliest raised Creole cottages in Louisiana. 

The Whitney Plantation Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. As a site of memory and consciousness, this site pays homage to the slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the United States.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance ticket to Whitney Plantation
  • Self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please arrive at the Gray Line Lighthouse, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA (behind Jax Brewery), at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The local partner provides access for wheelchairs but not scooters or walkers
  • Vehicle lifts meet all ADA requirements and are equipped for wheelchair storage (based on availability). If wheelchairs can collapse and fold, staff will assist in accommodating the chair in a safe place on the vehicle
  • These reservations must be made 48hrs in advance to secure availability, contact information will be provided on your voucher
  • Due to the home's historic nature, access to the second floor is by stairs only
  • Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 173 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The trip was very informative! It touched me in so many ways what the slaves had to endured and what they had to go through. They worked from sun up to sun down and that still was not ever enough. They had to take care of other people babies and children while neglecting their own. I understood why they were so tired and rebellious they were in survive Mode all the time.

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September 27, 2022

This place was nice in providing the history but very depressing on what happened back in those times to these people it’s just sad that they were treated like that but the self guided tour with headphones if very informative in that sense and tells you where to go next.

September 1, 2022

A very nice visit to this plantation, I picked it especially to see how slavery really "was". I appreciated all the information and the experience. The audio tour on the headphones was essential of course. I would like to have had some more interaction with other people running the tour/Plantation, but maybe that will be coming in the future.

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May 30, 2022

Product ID: 69190