Whitney Plantation

Whitney Plantation, Wallace: Hours, Address, Whitney Plantation Reviews: 5/5

Whitney Plantation
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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IvoreW
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Apr 2022 • Family
This was definitely a powerful experience and I would absolutely recommend! The church was closed due to construction, so that was a bit disappointing, but we went in the morning near opening time and it was not crowded at all. The weather was perfect. Kids 5 and under are free. We opted to rent a car on Canal street and drove. The bus tour charges for every person even though children 5 abs under are free. $75 direct through Whitney Plantation for 5 people. $257 for bus tour for 5 people because they make you pay for a child under 5, which is free through the plantation. Of course we had the cost of the rental but we could come and go as we please do it didn’t take our entire day. We grabbed lunch on the way back! It was a great time with family.
Written April 16, 2022
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Kenka
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Apr 2022 • Family
The museum tells the story of the plantation and the enslaved with respect, honor, and compassion. One can follow along with an audio guided tour that sets a reflective pace and allows one to proceed at whatever pace one prefers. In other words, you can listen to as much of the narration as you like, or you can proceed by simply reading the placards at each site or simply walking the grounds. The best way to do this is with a tour bus coming out to the plantation located in Edgard about an hour out of New Orleans in wooded/country area. You might be able to get a Lyft or Uber to drive you there, but neither will pick you up to return to the city. I managed to hitch a ride back to MSY airport and take a bus from there. I prefer travel by public transportation, which is cheaper, but for the Whitney Plantation book early for the bus tour - two weeks in advance. They sell out quickly! That was my mistake. I tried booking the tour when I arrived to New Orleans. I was determined and did it regardless, but save yourself the headache. Finally, this is an important history and the Whitney Plantation received an A+ for its historical accuracy!
Written April 14, 2022
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Raye V
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
The audiotour and the app are exceptional. The Whitney forces you to reckon with the cumulative force of decades of enslavement in this corner of Louisiana. Standing in an actual slave cabin...there are no words. I recommend you download the app in advance and bring headphones for your phone.
Written July 30, 2021
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deborahk76
4 contributions
Dec 2019
I went on this bus tour, and initially was very excited to visit this plantation. It was drizzling outside and on the way there and back, while the bus guide was pointing places to us along the way we couldn't see anything out of our fogged windows. It was a joke.
Once at the plantation, the tour guide was very informative but we didn't get to go into the main house. Whatever slave quarters we were allowed in was not original to the property.
The admission fees are like $20-25 per person. When you think about paying close to $100 per person, it becomes totally overpriced and not worth it. The problem is that the only way to get to the plantation is to rent a car or go by tour.
That said, I took many photos of the plaques in which slaves talked about their experiences. That, for me, was very moving. It's one thing to know in general about how slaves were treated, but it's quite another to actually read the words of slaves, and envision their lives.
Written January 10, 2020
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JKW3
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Dec 2021
We did the audio tour as a live tour guide is not an option due to Covid. I would much prefer a live tour guide, so I hope they bring that back. Nonetheless the tour was very informative and very well done. There was a lot of information to absorb. The chapel was undergoing some kind of construction, so unfortunately we couldn't visit that.

The tour was entirely outside, so keep the weather in mind when you go. You can use the audio headset that they provide, or you can download the app on your phone and use your own ear buds (our sons did the latter).

The museum, the plantation and the tour are devoted to the experience of the enslaved persons -- not that of the plantation owners. They are to be commended for that.
Written December 21, 2021
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Karen M
Washington, United States465 contributions
Feb 2021
The Museum part of the Gift Shop was outstanding. We spent considerable time there. It is recommended to download an app before walking outdoors and seeing the different exhibits. We did that but then didn't listen/read much of the info. It would so much handier to have had a paper map with info printed. The outside exhibits and information while acceptable weren't nearly as good as those at two other plantations we visited.

A visit to just the Museum is well worth the price of admission however.
Written March 7, 2021
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zipty22
Maryland600 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Coming to the Whitney Plantation is necessary to increase awareness, culture, and education among others. This plantation educates you about the slaves life in a fantastic and well thought out way. The history of the plantation is also told and many people don't realize that the plantation was operational up until about 1974. This is a good place to go for adults, teens, and children alike although young kids like my 6 year old wasn't able to grasp everything of course.
Written August 17, 2021
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Lisa Stone
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Jan 2020
Our tour of Whitney Plantation was deeply meaningful and memorable. Our guide, Jim Kelly, was outstanding--he managed to convey an enormous amount of critical information, concisely and with feeling and attention to contemporary relevances, without skipping a beat, for nearly three hours. The history that WP contains and transmits is an essential dimension of American and human history. I look forward to returning, taking tours in 100 degree weather, with different guides, etc. Visit and support this place.
Written January 10, 2020
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Icejap420
Los Angeles, CA27 contributions
May 2021
Fantastic tour at a beautiful location. I booked a tour of this plantation with a tour guide. The other option is to get a free head set that as you walk around it will explain the different sites or download the app. Turns out due to COVID there are no tour guides. Do not waste your money on getting a tour guide, just pay your entrance fee and download the app but be sure to bring headphone otherwise you will have to use one of their headsets.
Written May 27, 2021
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Kristina K
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Mar 2022
My 16 year old and I spent a great afternoon seeing a little deeper into the history of this place. The self-guided tour was interesting and very well done. It held our attention and gave us time to pause and reflect.

The art installations onsite also added to the appeal of this experience - especially marking the German Coast Uprising.
Written March 21, 2022
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