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Whitney Plantation Tour From New Orleans

Whitney Plantation Tour From New Orleans

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Take a step into history with our Whitney Plantation tour. Opened in 2014 for the first time in 262 years, this plantation is the only museum dedicated to slavery in all of New Orleans. Take in the Spanish Creole architecture and explore the property with hundreds of firsthand accounts, artwork, and exhibits to gain a new perspective on those who were enslaved during this time.

4.5 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • 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

Added Safety Measures in Place


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

Please Note

Note: Due to the home's historic nature, when open, access to the second floor is by stairs only. Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience. Your coach will transport you to Whitney and other guests to Oak Alley. Please download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes motorcoach transportation.

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Whitney Plantation Tour From New Orleans

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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. Although a limited portion of the original tour, the house is undergoing renovations in 2021 and it not currently open.

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 enslaved people on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the United States.

Travel past Laura, Oak Alley, Evergreen, Felicity & St. Joseph Plantations, ghosts of the past that front the Mississippi River, where rich crops of sugar cane, cotton and indigo from these fertile lands once travelled to ports of trade.
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Adrienne W
Jul 25 2021
Demita was amazing and so thoughtful in sharing her personal insights and experiences. Thank you! Thé tour was easy to book and we learned so much at the Whitney Plantation. A must see for anyone visiting New Orleans.
a Gray Line customer
Jul 20 2021
Our bus driver was really great, she added some personal stories along with the tour information. The Whitney Plantation was very moving, eye opening, & this is the history that needs to be shared.
Angela Anderson
Jul 16 2021
Educational, Emotional, a wonderful exhibit and tribute to the African American experience in America and the Whitney plantation.
Michael Borado
Jun 20 2021
Self guided tour. Ride was smooth. The bus had ac and plugs. Overall great tour
a Gray Line customer
May 31 2021
Excellent service, great drivers. Clean transportation.
a Gray Line customer
Mar 12 2020
It was wonderful! Glad I chose the Whitney!
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