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  3. New Orleans
  4. Whitney Plantation

From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour

Product ID: 69190
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Take a personal look into the lives of owners and slaves in Antebellum Louisiana. In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262-year history - the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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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, the 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. Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the enslaved people who lived and worked here.

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.
Includes
  • Transportation to and from Whitney Plantation
  • Tour admission
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

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
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The supplier provides handicap 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. Handicap reservations must be made 48hrs in advance to secure availability. Contact information will be provided on your voucher.