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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
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.
Yollotl Azure United States of ...
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.
This is a heart wrenching look at what it meant to be enslaved and the collusion and economics that made it acceptable. Our tour guide was highly knowledgeable and able to expand on topics when people asked for more details. It has been 3 months since the tour and I am still processing what we learned that day. I highly recommend this tour.
The plantation was a good experience. Our guide was fine however she did not use appropriate words to explain information using 'grandulated' instead of 'granulated' when speaking about sugar, mis-speaking words to mean one thing when they actually mean something else.
The tour was stated as a five hour tour, however it really is not that long. I guess they build in time for traffic which should be explained before one purchases tickets. Also, the actual cost of the tour is high, given the fact that if you bought the ticket at the site it would be 22. 00 while the tour ticket price is over 60.00 per person.
Very informative and thought provoking tour. It was heavy and emotional but definitely worth doing!
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