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Whitney Plantation

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5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA 70049-2803
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Reviewed yesterday

I had read about Whitney in my local, small-town Ohio newspaper a couple years ago and thought it sounded interesting. "Interesting" doesn't do the experience justice. The displays have been developed after meticulous research into slaves' experiences, and the tour guide we had conveyed the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 2OHteachers
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating, sometimes heartbreaking and the best thing we did in NOLA. You should go. Our tour guide was a descendent of sharecroppers and likely slaves who lived on this property. Brought our 9 year old and 15 year old.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MaryAnneN15
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an important part of our trip to NOLA. We took our kids - ages 10 and 12 - on the tour and learned so much. It lead to many good discussions for all of us. I highly recommend making the effort to go...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TravelerBayArea_CA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this plantation as part of a double plantation tour. So happy with our choice of visiting Whitney!! Powerful messaging and focus on the life of the slaves on the Gold Coast. You might want a tissue or two.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank O6099ECkylem
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am writing a book about my grandmother Daisy, whose grandmother and great-grandmother were enslaved on plantations in Calhoun, Alabama. The Whitney Plantation tour gave me a really decent understanding of what some slaves went through on a typical plantation. This included seeing the slave...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KanikaAfricanArt
Reviewed 3 days ago

When my family decided to tour a plantation, during our research, we came upon Whitney Plantation. What drew us to tour this plantation was seeing the plantation through the lives of slaves. We booked ahead as the 90 min tour sells out. While waiting for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HartlandFamAdventure
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My spouse and I visited the Whitney Plantation on 15 April, and we had no idea what to expect. The Whitney, as we discovered, is more than a tourist relic. It is a living museum, a thoroughly researched and recreated event that brings the lives...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank IdWarrior1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was refreshing to take a tour dedicated to the stories of enslaved people! An eye opener! Tour guides need mics on the tours so everyone can hear well.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jordan K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited a few days ago after doing some research on different plantation tours. The Whitney Plantation does an excellent job of making the focus of the tour the lives of enslaved people who lived there. They use audio and quotes from former slaves that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Theresa G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Before I came to New Orleans I honestly thought twice about visiting a Plantation, I've read articles over the years that made me feel sick. I decided to go after reading that this Plantation was a museum which focussed on the lives of enslaved people...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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March 6, 2019|
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Response from SusanG390 | Reviewed this property |
We rented our own car during our stay in the area. I have no idea if there are other departure places for the tour. I agree with the folks above: call Whitney.
Julie E
February 27, 2019|
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Response from MissDiva715 | Reviewed this property |
Having toured the plantation, & not knowing the maturity or advance education of your 9-10 yrs old, topic at hand is child slavery. Only strong child slaves where allowed to serve. Lots of children lost their lives due to... More
January 4, 2019|
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Response from MagicBlackGirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to pay for a tour and they get full fast. So it makes sense to make arrangements before you arrive. While waiting for our tour to start I saw a family of three who were turned away because the last tour was... More