From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour
- 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
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, the Whitney Plantation Museum is meant to pay homage to all slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the United States.
- Narrated motorcoach transportation to and from Whitney Plantation
- Guided tour of Whitney Plantation home
- Food and beverages
Prepare for the activity
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.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• 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