St. Joseph Plantation

Whitney and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

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We pick up from hotels in the Downtown and French Quarter areas.

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What You'll Do
  • Visit 2 historic plantation homes
  • Let your excellent driver/guide take you back to the Antebellum South
  • Visit a working plantation still owned by family members
  • Learn about the lives and experiences of slaves in the South
The Whitney and St. Joseph plantations show a different side of life in the South. The Whitney Plantation focuses on the experience of slaves on plantations, and St. Joseph showcases a working plantation that has been inhabited since its construction.
What to Expect
Follow the guide off the beaten path, away from tourist crowds, on this unique pilgrimage for a trip back to the Antebellum South as you drive upriver along the Mississippi River to visit 2 unique Louisiana Plantations.

A Scenic crossing of the Mississippi River on a high suspended bridge, then a short ride upriver brings you to Whitney Plantation: Museum of Slavery. Recently open to the public, it exposes the harsh realities and raw historical facts of this dark side of American history. Get a guided tour of the restored buildings and museum exhibits. The slave narratives and memorial artwork recreate the world of a pre-Civil War sugar plantation and the lives of the slaves there.

A short ride through sugar cane fields brings you to St. Joseph Plantation, a Creole style family-owned working sugar cane plantation since 1877. Your tour guide will give you a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who have called this plantation 'home'. Many tours are guided by family members themselves. It is a relaxed, intimate visit to tour an ancestral home, grounds and dependencies (including original slave cabins). It is the location where the movie: "12 Years a Slave" was filmed.  

* On Tuesdays, the Whitney Plantation is closed and replaced by the Evergreen or Laura Plantation.
What's Included
  • Tour van with a knowledgeable driver-guide
  • Entrance fees to 2 plantations
What's Not Included
  • Lunch costs are not included
  • Gratuities
What to Remember
Foreign language tour guides and escorts are available for French and Spanish speakers at additional cost upon request.

This tour runs any day where the supplier reaches a minimum of 6 people.

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