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Whitney Plantation Tour provided by Gray Line

Whitney Plantation Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
A day trip with transportation from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation Museum lets you explore the legacy of antebellum Louisiana on a former sugar plantation. Unique to area plantation museums, this one focuses on slavery. Learn about plantation life from the perspective of slaves through exhibits and narratives, and walk in the footsteps of those who lived and toiled here as you visit preserved slave cabins and see the Spanish Creole Big House. Download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Point: Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in New Orleans Address: Light House at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock. Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
    Lake Pontchartrain
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    Whitney Plantation
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Arrive at the Whitney Plantation, which dates back more than 260 years and is now a working museum dedicated to the understanding of slavery in the American South. Visit museum exhibits and restored buildings including historical slave cabins, some of which remain from the original 22 on-site. See the Big House, which is one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture in Louisiana, and learn about the daily life of former slaves at Whitney as recorded by the Federal Writers' Project. Please download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum. At the end of your 5-hour tour, you're returned to central New Orleans.
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  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Point: Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in New Orleans Address: Light House at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock. Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Visit the historic Whitney Plantation Museum on a day trip from New Orleans
  • Louisiana’s only plantation focused on the history of slavery
  • Learn about plantation life through recorded narratives and exhibits
  • Transport from New Orleans is included, so no need to rent a car
What to Expect
Board a coach in the French Quarter and leave New Orleans behind for the swampy shores of Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. Arrive at Whitney Plantation, a one-time sugar and indigo plantation that dates back more than 260 years. Unique among Louisiana’s historic plantations, Whitney is dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in the American South. Hear firsthand accounts of the hardships of plantation life through narratives recorded by the Federal Writers’ Project, and browse historic artifacts in a series of exhibits. See some of the surviving slaves cabins, which stand in sharp contrast to the stately Big House, considered one of Louisiana’s best surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture. Several memorials and pieces of art dedicated to the memory of enslaved people offer a chance to reflect before the return drive to New Orleans. The tour ends at the original departure point.
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Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 3 hours to spend touring Whitney Plantation
  • Round-trip transport from central New Orleans
  • Entry/Admission - Whitney Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to start time.
  • If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Guests visiting Whitney using a wheelchair will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are uneven gravel paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the first floor is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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C_Stap wrote a review Dec 2020
La Mirada, California13 contributions4 helpful votes
Such a beautiful, sad place. The grounds are well-maintained. Due to COVID, you'll have plenty of space and distance and take your time. There's an app to download for each highlighted area. This is the only plantation that focuses on the slaves' history. Take your time to
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Date of experience: December 2020
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TXmom830 wrote a review Nov 2020
Fredericksburg, Texas7 contributions2 helpful votes
My family of 5 went today, kids aged 16, 14 and 9. I purchased tickets online and downloaded the app to have the guided tour ready to play on my phone. Plantation was easy to walk around and app would talk you thru the high points of the plantation. Overall I think it was a
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Date of experience: November 2020
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ERICA J wrote a review Nov 2020
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This was one of the worst tours I have ever been on. I paid $69 through Gray Line tours only to arrive at a location where 90% of the property were closed off due to COVID. They said they didn't have the staff for a guided tour. Everyone had to download an app for information.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Janna H wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions6 helpful votes
Well kept property that preserves the history and prevents desecration of the site. Allows for good social distancing; you're able to go at your own pace as the associated app provides the relevant commentary at each stop.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Lynn B wrote a review Nov 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana35 contributions11 helpful votes
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I learned so much. I have lived in Louisiana my entire life, and it wasn't until a few years ago that I heard of the Whitney Plantation. Our guide is a history teacher shared a wealth of knowledge with us. She was amazing! This history is so important. I am thankful to have
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Our 5th anniversary
This place was absolutely amazing. Very beautiful, but the customer service wasn’t good. Very Mean!!
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krisbR9423HX
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Loved!!!
Our experience was great! The only reason for not giving 5 stars was that our bus to the Boat tide was late. As a
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jdelano2011
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Bus out of New Orleans to Oak Alley
We really enjoyed our ride out to Oak Alley and the experience at Oak Alley. Every person was kind and polite. A be
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Kevin Clark, Grammy Awarding Winning Jazz Dude Does This Tour!
Super informative tour of New Orleans and the French Quarter. Our guide was Kevin Clark, the band leader for Dukes
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busteezmama
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Glad we chose to let someone else drive!
The Celebration of the Oaks was drive thru only this year due to COVID. We were visiting and not renting a car so
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DWBurse
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Get tickets ONLINE, no at gate purchase option
Beautiful lights! Only downfall was I came from out of town and did not realize you could not buy tickets at the ev
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I loved it!!!!
I love this place. I worked on a cruise line thwt docked here. When my sister planed a trip to NOLA this had to b
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RRJ1996
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Wonderful afternoon tour
Our bus driver was great. Informative move on the trip out there. Volume was a little high but I’m old so there’s t
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KingTheWanderlust
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A Real Step Back in Time
This is a beautiful plantation and really gives you a great idea of what life was like back in the day - for both t
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OpusTheCat
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Great history and scenic grounds
There is a $25 entry fee. That includes walking the grounds and a tour in the plantation home. The tour was very
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Wowflfox
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Nice to see once, I’d try a different Plantation next time.
We were expecting a grand home & beautiful gardens.... which were mediocre. The slave quarters were re-creations an
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johnpT2607PU
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Just So Beautiful
It's just so beautiful. Got plenty of movies & video games using the scene. This is the Braithwaite Manor in RDR2.
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Greyline Failure
The tour itself was amazing! The GreyLine portion was an epic fail! The audio/video portion of the bustrip broke
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kerstinbaisley
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Amazing!
The Bayou boat tour was amazing! The swamp was beautiful! Our guide took us out to the swamp that the Princess and
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Spanish moss
The bayou was beautiful- worth the trip alone. Unfortunately half our boat was screaming and laughing and talking t
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