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The Whitney Plantation was one of the most infamous plantation estates in Louisiana, having housed some 60 slaves between 1819 and 1860. Today, the site serves as one of the only slavery memorial museums in the United States, having opened in 2014. Through original period buildings, art exhibits, and first-person narratives, visitors can gain an understanding of the lives of slaves in 19th-century America.

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5099 LA-18, Wallace, Louisiana
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Whitney Plantation Tour
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Whitney Plantation Tour

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Visit the Whitney Plantation Museum, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you explore the restored structures and historical slave cabins. Download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation
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Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

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Discover more of Louisiana on a small-group half-day tour to the Whitney Plantation from New Orleans. Ride by minivan past the marshes of Lake Pontchartrain and along River Road, passing filming locations for the popular TV series ‘Queen Sugar’ and other productions. Then, join a guided tour of the Whitney Plantation and learn about the history of the enslaved and free people who once lived on the plantation.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour
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Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour

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Put New Orleans in context without the self-drive hassles on this enriching full-day tour. First, immerse in the city’s dark history on a guided tour of the Whitney Plantation, with time to explore the museum independently. Next, pass by the Evergreen Plantation, where Django Unchained was filmed, and board an airboat for a high-speed swamp adventure. Your package includes small-group transfers from all New Orleans hotels and some rentals.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

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Delve into the history of slavery and the plantations of Louisiana on this small-group tour from New Orleans. Drive past Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River to the Whitney Plantation’s Louisiana Museum of Slavery. Learn about the lives of the enslaved people who worked there and on plantations throughout the South during a tour of the museum and restored buildings. Next, head to the Creole-style St Joseph Plantation for a tour of the working sugar plantation where the movie ’12 Years A Slave’ was filmed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery, and St Joseph Plantation Tour

Private Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery, and St Joseph Plantation Tour

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This is a small narrated private tour by van, for groups of up to 12 travelers. At Whitney Plantation's Louisiana Museum of Slavery, see the harsh realities and raw historical facts of a dark side of American history. The slave narratives and artwork recreate the world of a pre-Civil War southern sugar plantation and memorial in honor of the lives of the enslaved people who toiled there. A short ride through sugar cane fields leads to St. Joseph Plantation, a Creole style family-owned working sugar cane plantation. Family members give a relaxed, intimate tour of their ancestral home and dependencies (including original slave cabins).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The History of Slavery in Louisiana Tour

The History of Slavery in Louisiana Tour

Take a deep dive into the history of the slave trade in Louisiana with this guided tour. Booking a private tour means you'll get personalized attention and be able to move at your own pace, asking plenty of questions along the way. Explore the Whitney Plantation, active in the 17th and 18th centuries, with your guide discussing the human costs, economic effects, and the abolitionist movements.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour Combo

Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour Combo

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Discover the natural landscape and history of Southern Louisiana on a combo tour to the Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides more information about slavery in Louisiana than you might find in a guidebook. Finish off the day with a kayaking session through a secluded swamp far from city crowds—equipment and private paddle lesson included.
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  • 8 hours
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Laura Plantation & Large Airboat Tour

Laura Plantation & Large Airboat Tour

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This tour is a great way to learn more about New Orleans’ plantations and swamps. Start the day with a hassle-free pickup, then set off with your guide on an adventure that passes Laura Plantation, Evergreen Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. As you travel on a large airboat, enjoy the sights of Bayou Segnette State Park, and look out for local wildlife that lives in the swamps.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Chauffeured River Road Plantation Tour

Private Chauffeured River Road Plantation Tour

Cruise Great River Road, where enslaved people built lives of exquisite luxury for their oppressors, on this private New Orleans plantation tour: upgrade to include a guide. See the mansions from outside, but pick just one to visit. Choose between Whitney Plantation, a museum of slavery, Evergreen Plantation, the South’s most intact plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, with rich historic displays, or Laura Plantation, with exhibits on African and Creole lives.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$560.00
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5-Day Louisiana Cajun Country Private Adventure

5-Day Louisiana Cajun Country Private Adventure

EXPERIENCE the incredible culture of Louisiana, from a private tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter to unique experiences across Cajun Country with local experts. DISCOVER swamps and bayous by boat and canoe, spotting wildlife with our naturalist guides.LEARN how to cook traditional Cajun and creole dishes from a local chef while you sip on a Southern cocktail or local craft beer. IMMERSE yourself in the important history of the Whitney Plantation, the country’s only museum dedicated to the lives of the enslaved who worked on plantations across the American South. VISIT a local Zydeco legend in his recording studio. ENJOY getting to know a local specialty farm, capped off with a fresh and delicious Cajun seafood boil for dinner (*option available for people who don’t enjoy seafood). TASTE local delicacies like boudin, étouffée, frog legs and boiled crawfish.
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Oak Alley Private Tour With Lunch

Oak Alley Private Tour With Lunch

Take a private tour out to the Oak Alley Plantation with this package from New Orleans. You and your group of up to 12 passengers will be picked up in New Orleans and taken out to the plantation, driving past lakes, bayous, and historic sites along the way. You'll also get the chance to stop at the Evergreen Plantation, where Django Unchained was filmed, for a quick photo break.
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  • 5 hours
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Should I book Whitney Plantation Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Whitney Plantation Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Whitney Plantation Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Whitney Plantation Museum costs USD 69.00. Guided Whitney Plantation Museum tours start around USD 69.00 per person.
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