Whitney Plantation
Whitney Plantation
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  • Jodie64
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good overview of the life of the enslaved on a sugar cane plantation
    We came to Whitney immediately following our tour of another nearby plantation. At the first tour the focus was mostly on the “Big House” with a brief bit about the lives of the enslaved. Whitney was the exact opposite of that: a brief bit of the main house with almost the total focus on the lives of the enslaved. Kristyn, our guide, was very knowledgeable, spoke clearly and with a volume that was easy to hear. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Adam F
    Houston, Texas14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The story must be told
    We did the audio tour and it was informative, well-presented and mesmerizing. This is such an important story for all Americans to hear. In a time where many in the country are attempting to erase history, I’m so thankful for the Whitney Plantation continuing to tell the story in such a profound way.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 13, 2023
  • Joebob747
    Neenah, Wisconsin358 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see.
    This place advertises as the only plantation in Louisiana to be exclusively dedicated to the history of the enslaved people, and I can't speak to the "only" part, but they definitely lived up to the history of the enslaved people part. We did the self guided tour which took about 90 minutes or so. This was an entirely different experience than any other plantation we've been to. There was almost no mention of the property owners. Only the basement floor of the house was open. The rest of the walking tour included the slave cabins, sugar cane information, a small chapel, etc. It was really impactful to see a wall with approx 125,000 slave names on it, just from Louisiana. We stopped here as part of the Gray line tour, otherwise I would have probably chose the guided tour.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2023
  • ad85
    Washington DC, District of Columbia60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do!
    We enjoyed our visit to the Whitney Plantation. Great information provided during the guided tour. Local tour guide was very knowledgeable. Gift shops has lots of great books. Highly recommend! Tips: Bring water and be prepared for walking and standing.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 6, 2023
  • MGTC
    Wabasha, Minnesota1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A humbling experience
    What a humbling and impactful experience! We learned so much and can only hope that others who visit will take to heart that we must do better and be better...And that no human being has the right or ability to control the lives of others. Being human is an obligation - not simply what we are. Congratulations to Whitney for the work you are doing. Please continue your incredible mission and messaging!
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 18, 2023
  • Carolyn B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Black History tour for church youth.
    A very touching and rewarding visit to the Plantation, a part of out Black History trip for youth of our church. Our Tour guide Jordan did an excellent job of explaining slavery through the eyes of the enslaved. Will definitely come again.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Karen F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't Miss this Tour!
    My friends and I decided to do the guided tour of Whitney Plantation. I'm sorry I don't remember our guide's name but she was fantastic! It was hot but she did her best to keep us in the shade. She didn't hold back on the history of enslavement at the Whitney either. It's still shocking to learn hour humans were treated! I would definitely recommend slipping away from New Orleans for an afternoon to take the guided tour. Thank You!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Julie Posey
    Cleveland, Tennessee1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    Honestly everyone should visit this plantation. I would strongly recommend the self guided tour because you need the time to truly understand and contemplate what being enslaved . It was shocking to realize that this plantation operated until 1975. It’s not the story of privilege and the romance of Gone with the Wind. It’s the reality we need to understand . To understand the faults of our past is to ensure a true American future.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Yvonne d
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when you want to know more about the enslavement
    Very impressive to learn about the history of the slaves. Instead of all the other Plantation where you see the houses from the plantationowners; you can learn, see and hear the story from the slaves and their struggle and fight for freedom. It is an must see for everyone who want to learn more about this chapter in history.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Debbie M
    Saint Paul, Minnesota37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A serious and welcome view of Southern plantation life
    This plantation directly challenged the typical white American view of Tara-style houses on huge lawns with white women in huge dresses. It told of plantation life from the perspective of the enslaved people who lived & worked there, cultivating and harvesting the labor-intensive crops of sugar cane and indigo. At the end was a very moving section memorializing the names of the enslaved workers. It also had an excellent & extensive bookstore about African slavery in North America & Africa.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 1, 2023
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Michelle H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great experience. You're able to get such an
thorough account on the history, and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the same time. This tour was my favorite thing about my New Orleans vacation
Written February 26, 2024
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Nikki G
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Feb 2024 • Family
An absolute must see! Easy drive from New Orleans. Beautiful experience. Rich history. My family and I felt connected to the past.
Written February 18, 2024
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Passion4History
Lansing, MI113 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
This is the best tour of plantation life I have ever been on. The Whitney approaches plantation life from the viewpoint of the slaves that built, lived, & worked there. The guide provides a candid account based on historical records of the realities of working as a slave on a sugar cane plantation including the methods of sugar cane planting & harvest, long hours, & conditions. I highly recommend anyone interested in Antebellum history explore the Whitney experience.
Written February 10, 2024
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Sandra F
Hillsboro, OR1 contribution
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Jan 2024 • Friends
There were 38 in our group, we did not do a bus tour, all arrived separately. The staff were very efficient, we were originally told we would have 2 tour guides but that quickly changed to one. That was not a problem, the lady that gave the tour was extremely knowledgeable, very professional, encouraged questions and was able to answer all of them. Would highly recommend. the age range of the group was 19 - 63 and everyone was raving about it.
Written February 9, 2024
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Suzanne L
Washington DC, DC38 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Solo
Powerful and well-constructed visit to the Whitney Plantation. I booked a morning tour through Legendary Tours which picks you up at your hotel. The drive there from New Orleans is about an hour. We had a little over two hours to do the self-guided audio tour. Unlike another plantation that I visited in Charleston, the Whitney Plantation centers the experiences and history of individuals who were enslaved there and in the state. There is a small but detailed indoor history exhibit. Definitely take the time to listen to the additional content offered at almost every stop on the tour. Highly recommend going.
Written February 8, 2024
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Rachell K
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Feb 2024 • Friends
An amazing and educational experience. Such important information and history that happened on these grounds. The self guided tour was very informative.
Written February 5, 2024
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amber2003
Boston, MA51 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a unique plantation focusing on slavery as opposed to ubiquitous mansion tours. The statues, buildings, and layout of the tour offer a natural progression of the slave experience from arrival on slave ships to a tragic rebellion and moving memorials. The audio self guided speakers allow all to explore at one’s own pace. This is a very moving experience.
Written January 26, 2024
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Jaime G
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Jan 2024 • Friends
This is a breathtaking, comprehensive look at the casual brutality of white supremacy in the US as it was lived in the 1700s and 1800s in the US in this specific place, through the institution of slavery. Examined by centering the experiences of the enslaved people on the Whitney Plantation - this work gives us a glimpse of how US history might be taught in public schools classrooms. And how reckoning with history might create the better, sustainable, just worlds we dream of.

Take your friends, your kids, your loved ones. We did the solo tour and listened on a handheld to brilliant historians as they contextualized every stop on the tour. I suggest giving yourself 2 hours.
Written January 16, 2024
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Jill G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We very much enjoyed the visit to the Whitney Plantation! I read a couple reviews stating they were disappointed in the content provided - and believe this may be from visitors expecting to see a main house decked out with displays highlighting the house. I feel these people are missing the point of the tour. The tour plantation isn’t designed to celebrate an extravagant house built on the backs of the enslaved. The plantation is meant to appreciate the enslaved and their experience. We did the self guided tour. It took us 3 hrs to work our way through the plantation and displays in the main entrance building. Like all museums, if you want to get the full experience, take the time to read the information provided on the displays in order to appreciate the content provided.
Written January 1, 2024
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Renee S
Iowa City, IA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Excellent and profound presentation of painful and shameful history. Beautiful and alarming people sculptures bring enslaved human beings to life. The walls of names and quotes honor and give voice to those who were enslaved. Highly recommend.
Written December 29, 2023
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Whitney Plantation admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $82.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $70.00 per person.

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