Take a personal look into the lives of owners and slaves in Antebellum Louisiana. In 2014, Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the…
Start the day with one of three plantations, Laura Creole, Oak Alley Antebellum, or Whitney Museums Plantation. Then, enjoy a swamp tour where the…
What people are saying about Whitney Plantation
Easy to book, easy to find location. Started about 30 minutes late. Transportation and historical information provided throughout ride. Nice bus. No frills. Very informative tour once you arrive. Very little time to shop after and that felt rushed. At $67 for adults, feels expensive for what's provided but we didn't have our own vehicle and wanted to go to this plantation. The focus on the lives of the enslaved here instead of the glories of the big house was very important and impactful. Would recommend for this reason otherwise, may be more cost effective to come out on your own.
Visiting the Whitney Plantation is a must. Incredibly powerful. Jim, our Grayline tour guide, was informative and funny. It’s about an hour drive from New Orleans but Jim made the time pass by quickly with his historical knowledge and quick wit. Jim (completely different from Grayline Jim), our Whitney Plantation guide, was also very knowledgeable. Overall, I was very much so affected by the entire trip. Don’t miss out on this important history while in LA!
The driver Joe was excellent. The tour guide was mildly obnoxious and nonchalant of people of color on the bus as she spoke of Xavier University and history of New Orleans; such as the blues was a way for us to express the morning of the “junk” we were going through. She was also a distraction to the driver continuously getting up out of her seat for music for the ride back which at the time was not accessible because of the rural area we were in.
This is an interesting tour, with very powerful images and stories. I recommend this for anyone who is interested in the history of the region - you can't understand the history without learning about slavery. In fact, there is no good reason to tour the plantations without learning about the people who worked on them.
I appreciate the Whitney Plantation Tour because of its emphasis on slavery and telling the stories through the lives of the children of slavery. Cheryl our tour guide was great, she was a no nonsense kind of woman who knew her history and made the plantation come to life. It was a great educational experience.