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Whitney Plantation Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

A personal look into the lives of owners and slaves in Antebellum Louisiana

Highlights

  • Guided tour through the famous Whitney Plantation and it's Spanish Creole architecture
  • The Whitney Plantation Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places

Inclusions

  • Transportation and pickup from Lighthouse Ticket Office included
  • Guided narration during tour

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Sep 24 2018
My guide for the Whitney was excellent!!! I wish I had cash on me to tip her!!!! She was direct but no harsh and another Louisiana naive, who could guide us further into the culture. She was not rude to other ethnicities but still was not shy away from facts. I loved that she kept stating one thing.. “take what you need, and leave the rest”. That spoke to me personally because sometimes as were learning new information, we take it all in, and don’t release it.
Jun 07 2018
Whitney tour guide excellent, very sobering experience of mans inhumanity
May 12 2018
Whitney plantation is a fantastic tour. Using Grayline made transportation to and from plantation easy and comfortable.
Apr 30 2018
Excellent way to tour Whitney Plantation
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ITINERARY

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 1800's.
Whitney is also significant because of the number of its 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.
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