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We really found this plantation tour a cut above in quality of any we had been on not only in Louisiana but in other southern states around the country. The guide we had was very well educated and knowledgeable and rather than just reciting a...More
My visit to Whitney plantation was not my first visit to a plantation or a historical site dedicated to the memory of the enslavement or Africans in the U.S. However what made this tour stand out was our tour guide Ali. He was extremely knowledgeable...More
On previous visits to plantations, we've visited Oak Alley (a "white-owned" plantation that focused on the white family who owned it) and Laura's Plantation (Creole-owned) -- and while there were some similarities, I found it interesting to see the differences...
That said, it wasn't until...More
Never have I come to a place more determined to spread race hatred than Whitney, whose guides try to foment historical resentment among the mostly black patrons of the tour. It is perhaps ironic that the Whitney was for many years just a working plantation...More
When we decided we wanted to do a plantation tour on our trip to New Orleans, I knew it had to be one that did it right, acknowledging the human cost of this economic model. The Whitney is built to do just that - there's...More
I would definitely recommend visiting this plantation. The whole tour is focused on those who worked and suffered at this plantation, and it is very educational.
One improvement that I would suggest is that the tour necklace things be reused. I consider it to be...More
It's hard to say its a "great and amazing" experience, as I wouldn't call it "fun," but it is powerful, moving, and extremely well worth it. It is a beautiful place - which is part of what makes the contradictions so impactful. The perspective of...More
Visiting the Whitney Plantation was an experience I'll never forget! Its the only plantation museum in Louisiana dedicated to telling the history of slavery from the perspective of the slaves. To hear their stories, see where and how they lived was truly eye opening. Our...More
We visited on 11/30 for the 3 oclock. My husband and i are disabled and could not keep up. The guide was not using her microphone so we missed a lot of information. She needs to be more aware of her visitors needs.
Response from Courtney M | Reviewed this property |
There was a mix of staff there and they all traded between tours, and working in the retail section. I believe I recall 2 black women, 1 black man, and 1 white woman working the day we went. My specific tour guide was the... More
There was a mix of staff there and they all traded between tours, and working in the retail section. I believe I recall 2 black women, 1 black man, and 1 white woman working the day we went. My specific tour guide was the Caucasian woman.
Our first visit to NOLA is coming up next Sunday. We are a family with teens who enjoy being on the go and seeing as much as possible when on vacation. We've laid out a general plan for our short visit and are hoping for some feedback. Arrive NOLA Sunday am. Check into hotel (Homewood) and head out. Watch the Krewe of Barkus at 2pm/French Quarter. Stop at Cafe du Monde, get ourselves oriented/acquainted. Possible show at Preservation Hall. Monday Free Walking Tours tour of the French...More
February 12, 2017|
Hi wondering which Ghost tour? We are coming in March with our teen and wanted to go to one. Enjoy! You did not mention much in way of food? Playing it by ear?
Whitney Plantation Tour (1 Replies)
Hi There, We are staying in the French Quarter and wishing to do a tour of the Whitney Plantation. (2 people) We realise it's approx 1 hour drive to the Plantation. To avoid the hottest part of the day, we would like to join the 10am or 3pm Plantation tour. We can't seem to find a commercial operator that will deliver us to the Plantation for either of these tour times. If you have any suggestions please, we'd really appreciate them. Thanks in advance
March 31, 2018|
Response fromMike O|
find me on facebook and message me I'm a local and have provided transport in the past to friendly tourists just for this sort of thing if I'm available (I'm retired), I could pick you up and join the tour (1 hour) the cost to you just being purchasing my admission ticket. check on facebook Mike Oliver (email@example.com) with the basset profile pic and streetcar cover photo.
Plantation Itinerary advice (3 Replies)
We will be in New Orleans for a week. We have reserved three nights at Madewood Plantation and then three nights in the city. We have narrowed it down to a few plantations only and want to know if the plan is feasible. The first day we plan to visit Whitney Plantation, have lunch at B & C Seafood and then tour Laura in the afternoon (will take photos of Oak Alley from the road only). The second day we need to drive into New Orleans to drop two people off early so we want to visit St....More
March 04, 2015|
IMHO...three days of plantations is a little overkill...unless you are just a real plantation fan. One of those days you might want to take in a swamp tour, or a day trip to Baton Rouge, Lafayette/Cajun Country, Avery Island (Tabasco), etc.. I was not impressed by St. Josephs at all. I would make more time for Houmas House, especially for the gardens. Don't-miss plantation in that area would be Laura, Houmas, San Francisco, and Nottoway. Be careful about tour times at Nottoway...they are...More