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.
- Tour van with a knowledgeable driver-guide
- Entrance fees to 2 plantations
What's Not Included
- Lunch costs are not included
Know Before You Go
• 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
• This tour is non-refundable within 72 hours of tour departure