Guided tour

From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour

From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans
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From US$ 71 per person

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

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. 

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. 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
  • Narrated motorcoach transportation to and from 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 145 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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It was a very emotional and overall great experience. Though I knew some history about plantations in general…it was a whole different feeling actually walking through one. We used the app as our guide which I felt made the experience even more personal because it was just me and my headphones at my pace. We chose this plantation because We wanted to hear from those those that had ancestors who were enslaved. We would recommend this tour to all!!

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April 8, 2022

I truly enjoy the tour, but it did pull at my heart strings thinking about the children. The land is beautiful and the staff was super nice and helpful when needed. I also like the fact we was able to get pics of another plantation Evergreen which I learned was featured in multiple movies.

June 12, 2021

The self guided feature was great and assisted me along this independent journey. The bus driver lacked clarity on pick up time when he initially announced it, and the seats were too cramped. But overall, a great experience! I’d recommend eating a full meal in preparation for this 5hr excursion.

October 30, 2020

Product ID: 69190