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Whitney Plantation Tour From New Orleans

Whitney Plantation Tour From New Orleans
Whitney Plantation Tour From New Orleans
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Travel from New Orleans to see the exhibits, the slaves memorial, and the Spanish Creole architecture of the famous historical Whitney Plantation

5 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

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

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

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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 1800s. 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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4.8 / 5   overall customer review rating
Liz GE
Feb 07 2020
I'm honestly still processing this experience. It was incredibly moving, but also extremely informative and well done. I thought I knew a lot about this ugly part of American history, but the tour guide at the Plantation provided context and details that I had never considered before. I only wish we had more time at the actual plantation. We wanted to spend time walking around the grounds but had to get back on the bus to go pick up the folks from the other plantation tour and get back to the city. I highly recommend this experience.
a Gray Line customer
Jan 04 2020
Actual tour of Whitney plantation was excellent. Tour guide provided both facts and analysis. Would have liked a bit more time to look at each site on my own.
a Gray Line customer
Dec 21 2019
Incredible historian who walked us around the Whitney Plantation with personal stories of the slaves that lived there and their experiences. Also, talked about living conditions during and after abolition on the plantation. The architecture of the different cultures that lived and owned the plantations. I appreciated this tour as it was very personal and a powerful way to share a history that is not often taught.
a Gray Line customer
Nov 16 2019
This was rated just short of excellent because there was only time to take the walking portion, but not explore the other exhibits that were located inside. There should be ample time included in the trip to allocate both the tour and the exhibits. The walking tour itself was very informative and gave voice and perspective to the enslaved that is rarely heard or acknowledged.
Tamar Baskind
Nov 05 2019
The Plantation was well organized and the tour guide was great. The Plantation is intense, and well worth the visit.
Kerri Lee
Aug 09 2019
We really enjoyed our Whitney Plantation Tour. The story of how plantations operated from the perspective of the slaves is a very important part of history that needs to be told. I am very glad that this history is being preserved at Whitney Plantation. Our tour guide on the Gray Line bus was great as was our tour guide at the Plantation. They had umbrellas available to use free of charge to help with the heat which came in handy. There were also several misting stations throughout the Plantation. Highly recommend this tour!
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