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New Orleans, United States
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5 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Travel back in time to the era of the antebellum South on a guided afternoon tour from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you tour the 18th-century Spanish Creole main house and historical slave cabins with a guide.
  • Guided tour of Whitney Plantation from New Orleans
  • Visit Louisiana's only plantation solely dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery
  • Get a unique perspective on the people who lived and worked at the National Historic Landmark estate
  • See the Spanish Creole main house and restored slave cabins
  • Learn about plantation life via recorded slave narratives
  • Round-trip transport provided from central New Orleans
Make your way to meeting point in the French Quarter midday, and travel outside the city along the the Mississippi River to the famous River Road, home to many of Louisiana’s antebellum plantations. After crossing the Bonnet Carre Spillway, built to absorb river flooding, take in a great vista of Lake Pontchartrain and pass by the historical estates of Evergreen, St. Joseph, and Felicity that once conducted trade in crops like cotton, sugarcane, and indigo.

When arriving at Whitney Plantation, a National Historic Landmark founded more than 260 years ago, feel a sense of stepping back in time. Learn about the harsh realities and legacy of the people who lived and worked at Whitney on a guided tour of the estate, including original and restored slave cabins and other outbuildings. See the well-preserved Big House, considered one of the best remaining examples of Spanish Creole architecture in Louisiana.

Read about the lives of Louisiana’s enslaved people in their own words through first-person narratives recorded by the Federal Writers' Project, and explore museum exhibits that help tell the story of slavery in the American South. After absorbing the poignant and powerful history of the estate and its centuries of human stories, return to New Orleans in the late afternoon.

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Amazing Experience
tenikajones93
, Oct 2019
The tour was amazing! Our tour guide was so knowledgable. ❤️ Her. Well worth the money. Very touching experience.
great tour
motherhen2019
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was amazing. His stories about the experience for someone to have been a slave were very telling of what their lives may have been like. I enjoy learning, especially in the location where an experience would have happened in the past. This was a great way to learn of the terrible history of these unfortunate souls.
well worth every minute of the hot sun
barnejo
, Oct 2019
ali was awesome, told it like it was. talked about the connection between race and class, and how brutal slavery was, and how the institutions that supported still it exist today (rise of trump, prison industrial complex, our poor education system, etc). definitely recommend it (the other plantation tours barely even mention slavery).
Kindrick was an amazing tour guide!
Sbhester3
, Oct 2019
Kindrick was an amazing tour guide ! He was very knowledgeable about New Orleans. He was fun to listen to. The Whitney Plantation was very interesting !
Interesting
Travel57873683740
, Sep 2019
It was a very sad place to visit but it is nessary to see what actually hapened on plantation s that they were not all glamour . The whitney plantation is very informative and the guide was very good
What a great learning experience!
RoblynTravels
, Sep 2019
So heartbroken to see the challenges slaves endured back-in-the-day. So inhumane! My group’s tour guide Sydney gave a thorough explanation of all of the exhibits and memorials. She took time to answer individuals questions. Kudos to Sydney for her Black History knowledge.
Worth A Visit
Fountains1
, Sep 2019
The Whitney Plantation is very worth the visit, however you can drive yourself to the Plantation. Our bus driver tried to make the hour long ride interesting, but holding a mic while driving was neither safe not did it create a positive environment inside with the passengers. He seemed unaware of our fear. The Whitney has misting stations and umbrellas that help cool you off on hot days. It is a walking tour and I highly recommend it. I have a health condition that makes long walking difficult and heat causes major problems. I made it.
Fantastic tour
TCA2006
, Sep 2019
Although it was hot and humid, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept on moving. Very moving and eye opening.
A must see in New Orleans
Travel28499
, Aug 2019
I would encourage anyone traveling to NOLA for personal, business or pleasure to partake in this tour. It’s a one of a kind experience and truly eye opening.
Intresting afternoon trip
Nicole R
, Aug 2019
People on site very knowledgeful, but would have hoped to have a little more about the on site history than just the brief description of ehat I can find on google in relation to the slaves. Gey line Tour guide Huey was well prepared and share a lot about the city and its past which made the commute very intesting.

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