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5-hour guided tour of Whitney Plantation from New Orleans
Get a unique perspective on the people who lived and worked at the National Historic Landmark estate
Learn about plantation life via recorded slave narratives
You can't help but get caught into the details of how enslaved people went through. You go through a range of emotions but appreciate those who keep this place alive for visitors to experience.
This was such a great tour. It pulled on my heartstrings to see the names and hear stories of past slaves who lived on the plantation. However, the perspective provided is rarely provided in American schools, museums, historic tours, etc...I highly recommend visiting.
I heard about the Whitney Plantation tour from a tour guide unrelated to the Whitney. I signed up, and it was completely worth it. It was a very humid day with thunder, giving the tour a sort of ominous atmosphere. It's about an hour outside of New Orleans, on the West Bank of the Mississippi river. The bus guide gave us lots of great info about the countryside we were driving through and general history about Louisiana. We were met by our Whitney tour guide who walked us through the plantation, giving us plenty of time to explore. I've been on other tours of plantations and this is the only one done through the eyes of the enslaved. It was very emotional at times. I highly recommend this tour.
Driver and Tour Guide were OUTSTANDING!
Thank you, Ken and Ali for an afternoon we will never forget.
I reviewed the recommendations and comments for the different plantation tours outside of New Orleans, and I chose to visit the Whitney Plantation. The meeting locations is easy to find which is a plus. Our bus driver was like a tour guide and told us about the history of New Orleans. He also provided recommendations. The tour itself was very informative and eye-opening. Our tour guide, Cheryl, grew up within a mile of the plantation. Her family was sharecroppers in the area, and she had a unique perspective of slavery and the plantation. There were many original and historically significant buildings. You can tell the owner of the plantation really wants to tell the story of the slaves who worked and lived at Whitney.
Excellent tour, unfortunately it was raining but the wisdom and care that goes into telling this story is extremely moving. I'd advise anyone to go.
It was clear that our interpreter loved her job. She was so knowledgeable about the history of the Whitney Plantation, of the family who lived there and the conditions of the slaves who worked at the plantation. On this tour I heard stories regarding the treatment of their slaves that were not only new to me but which are burned into my memory of the atrocities of slavery. I highly recommend this tour.
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This was a great experience and we had a wonderful tour guide. I highly recommend this.
Knowledgeable buss driver, a native New Orleanian, who has been driving for years. The Whitney itself is a revelation, a working plantation that saw 100,000 slaves pass through its gates. Our tour guide was a school teacher, also very knowledgeable, who was able to hold the group in rapt attention. I highly recommend the tour.
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