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Whitney Plantation Tour

By: Gray Line
  • Visit the historic Whitney Plantation on a day trip from New Orleans
  • Louisiana’s only plantation focused on the history of slavery
  • Learn about plantation life through recorded narratives and exhibits
Whitney Plantation Tour
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A day trip with transportation from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation lets you explore the legacy of antebellum Louisiana on a former sugar plantation. Unique to area plantation museums, this one focuses on slavery. Learn about plantation life from the perspective of slaves through exhibits and narratives, and walk in the footsteps of those who lived and toiled here as you visit preserved slave cabins and the Spanish Creole Big House.
What to Expect
Board a coach in the French Quarter and leave New Orleans behind for the swampy shores of Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. Arrive at Whitney Plantation, a one-time sugar and indigo plantation that dates back more than 260 years. Unique among Louisiana’s historic plantations, Whitney is dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in the American South.

Hear firsthand accounts of the hardships of plantation life through narratives recorded by the Federal Writers’ Project, and browse historic artifacts in a series of exhibits. See some of the surviving slaves cabins, which stand in sharp contrast to the stately Big House, considered one of Louisiana’s best surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture. Several memorials and pieces of art dedicated to the memory of enslaved people offer a chance to reflect before the return drive to New Orleans.

The tour ends at the original departure point.
Reviews (69)
1 - 5 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to experience as much of New Orleans as I could in the short time I had so I went to trip advisor for the ‘best plantation tour’. There are a few in this area but Whitney stood out as seemed to come from...More

2  Thank ErinHope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
See the plantation but no with Grey Line

The plantation tour itself is an incredible experience - docents are amazingly knowledgeable and the tour is unlike any other historical tour I've ever taken. Unfortunately, the Grey Line tour guide (Mary) is culturally tone deaf and could benefit from taking the tour if the...More

3  Thank SarahGinMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a great and somber tour. Highly recommend to anyone that wants to learn about history of slavery. Our tour guide was awesome, can’t remember her name (blonde native New Orleanian woman).

Thank Mocollier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Whitney Plantation is a must see

We went to The Whitney with my college age son. We visited New Orleans many times and wanted to do something different. He suggested the Whitney.... he was spot on... You need to give your self a minimum of 90 minutes for the tour. And...More

Thank coriekap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
This is an AMAZING TOUR...

This tour spoke so much truth to power. I am still overcome by how profound and life changing this was. I only wish I would have taken my two young women on it. The information was vital... and the first hand accounts were profound. The...More

Thank Scenic824579
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from Digboo22 | Reviewed this property |
We drove ourselves and purchased tickets there and then, luckily there were spaces on the next tour. If you know what time you'll be there you can book on the Whitney website.
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Smartjan | Reviewed this property |
I think the answer is not to try and jam pack the day. How can you possibly relax and enjoy your experiences. The tour included 2 plantations and took the whole day. The bus broke down on the way back unfortunately and added... More
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May 6, 2018|
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Response from pattyannwalshh | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in French Quarter at the Hampton Inn. It was about a 20minute walk to catch tour bus by water.
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