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Whitney Plantation: Tours & Tickets

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I recently visited this place, and was so moved by it. Despite the fact that it was a VERY hot day, we made it through, and I'm glad that I did. I had always known that slavery in the Old South wasn't what was depicted...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BrendaMae137
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a tour in October and the middle aged man who gave the tour was very knowledgeable (he mentioned his students)but ran us through so fast in a very large group.He would start the narration before even half the group had a chance...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank misharpittman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cannot express my gratitude enough that we got to experience the Whitney. Our tour guide was amazing. It was obvious she was passionate about her job and that she put a lot of effort into learning everything she could about the plantation. I appreciate how...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank drtrichards
Reviewed 4 days ago

Educational from the point of view of the slaves. Worthwhile excursion from nola. It's so sad but necessary information to move forward in our society.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gooutintheworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

So informative. Our tour guide Cheryl was so good. You can tell she loves her job and takes so much pride in what she does. She made everyone feel comfortable. She was so approachable and knowledgeable. Great insight into the Whitney Plantation.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cajusj
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited mid-week while on vacation. The posters inside the main building were informative about the history of slavery, and slavery in the region. The tour mainly involved visiting memorials to victims of slavery in Louisiana. Some of the quotes were very moving. Most of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BigDig14
Reviewed 1 week ago

The organization of the tour - showing the plantation from the view of the slaves - and our guide made this more than just a visit. We will remember the sites and comments of those slaves and our guide (who had personal knowledge of this...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nydy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we found the tour very detailed and informative we had expected more buildings to explore (basically only 3 buildings - church, slave hut and main wooden plantation house downstairs only). Found out info which we hadnt heard before. Found one comment by tour guide...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yvonne our tour guide you are amazing! Well spoken, spoke with respect & passion towards the past, extremely educated about our American History. I could keep going on. The Whitney Plantation has done a tremendous job on preserving the life of a slave on the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank genevieveconaway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Colonial Williamsburg and have gone on scores of tours of historic sites around the country interpreting early American life. The tour at Whitney by Ali Johnson was the best we've been on by far in terms of depth of knowledge, context and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Michelle S
September 20, 2019|
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Response from MacAttack720 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived early and they put us on standby, which luckily worked in our faviour.
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July 23, 2019|
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I was not able to go onto the grounds before our exhibit. I was told to stay in the exhibit area. I spend about 30 minutes in the slavery exhibit. I was told that I could stay on the grounds after the tour. You may want... More
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dabbu1
July 19, 2019|
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Response from Wendy W | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tour is outdoors, and a lot of walking. Well worth it though.
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