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Delve into the history of slavery and the plantations of Louisiana on a 5.5-hour small-group tour from New Orleans. Drive past Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River to the Whitney Plantation’s Louisiana Museum of Slavery. Learn about the lives of the enslaved people who worked there and on plantations throughout the South during a 90-minute tour of the museum and restored buildings. Next, head to the Creole-style St Joseph Plantation for a tour of the working sugar plantation where the movie ’12 Years A Slave’ was filmed.


  • 5.5-hour tour to the Louisiana Museum of Slavery on the Whitney Plantation and St Joseph Plantation, from New Orleans
  • See authentically restored buildings and memorial artwork at the Louisiana Museum of Slavery
  • Listen to slave narratives that detail daily life for slaves on the plantation
  • Drive through the sugar cane fields of St Joseph Plantation, a working sugar plantation that dates to 1877
  • Take a guided tour of St Joseph Plantation, often led by a member of the family that owns the property
  • Learn about the making of the Oscar-winning film ’12 Years A Slave’ at St Joseph Plantation
  • Hear informative commentary from your guide about the region during the drive from New Orleans

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What You Can Expect

Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St Joseph Plantation Tour

Slave Cabin & Sugar Kettle

Customer Reviews

Dianne N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Extremely well organised and informative

Noreen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a very interesting and informative tour. We were picked up on time and the driver gave us a great commentary on the way to the plantations. The Mouring Tour at the St. Joseph Plantation was very interesting and the Whitney Museum is something that every American should see. The tour was thought provoking and memorable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a fantastic tour! It was nice being in such a small group and the tour guide was very knowledgable and gave a lot of good information during the trip to/from the plantations. It was nice to learn about the plantations from a slaves perspective and very moving. I would recommend this tour to everyone!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really great tour I want to say his name was Billy? Or I know it started with a B but he was really great you can tell he loves his city and he was very nice. I prefer Whitney over St Joseph ..


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our initial guide 'Billy' was great ! The guides through the plantations were wonderful. Full of information and exceptional scenery along the way.

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