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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 see the Spanish Creole Big House. Download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Point: Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in New Orleans Address: Light House at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock. Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
    Lake Pontchartrain
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    Whitney Plantation
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Arrive at the Whitney Plantation, which dates back more than 260 years and is now a working museum dedicated to the understanding of slavery in the American South. Visit museum exhibits and restored buildings including historical slave cabins, some of which remain from the original 22 on-site. See the Big House, which is one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture in Louisiana, and learn about the daily life of former slaves at Whitney as recorded by the Federal Writers' Project. Please download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum. At the end of your 5-hour tour, you're returned to central New Orleans.
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  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Point: Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in New Orleans Address: Light House at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock. Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Transport from New Orleans is included, so no need to rent a car
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.
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Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 3 hours to spend touring Whitney Plantation
  • Round-trip transport from central New Orleans
  • Entry/Admission - Whitney Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to start time.
  • If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Guests visiting Whitney using a wheelchair will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are uneven gravel paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the first floor is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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TXmom830 wrote a review Nov 2020
Fredericksburg, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
My family of 5 went today, kids aged 16, 14 and 9. I purchased tickets online and downloaded the app to have the guided tour ready to play on my phone. Plantation was easy to walk around and app would talk you thru the high points of the plantation. Overall I think it was a
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Date of experience: November 2020
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ERICA J wrote a review Nov 2020
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This was one of the worst tours I have ever been on. I paid $69 through Gray Line tours only to arrive at a location where 90% of the property were closed off due to COVID. They said they didn't have the staff for a guided tour. Everyone had to download an app for information.
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Janna H wrote a review Nov 2020
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Well kept property that preserves the history and prevents desecration of the site. Allows for good social distancing; you're able to go at your own pace as the associated app provides the relevant commentary at each stop.
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Lynn B wrote a review Nov 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana35 contributions11 helpful votes
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I learned so much. I have lived in Louisiana my entire life, and it wasn't until a few years ago that I heard of the Whitney Plantation. Our guide is a history teacher shared a wealth of knowledge with us. She was amazing! This history is so important. I am thankful to have
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Woody wrote a review Oct 2020
Shalimar, Florida1 contribution
Good but not worth the money We wish we had driven to the plantation and driven to the 3 or 4 other plantations Within several miles
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About the operator

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RRJ1996
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Wonderful afternoon tour
Our bus driver was great. Informative move on the trip out there. Volume was a little high but I’m old so there’s t
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RRJ1996
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Pleasant river ride
I give it a 4 only because we were expecting to ride the Natchez but due to renovations we were informed at the tim
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U4295OYmikeb
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Wonderful Time
Took the dinner cruise. Dinner was fantastic and the service was outstanding. There was a jazz band playing and i
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Discover55801121280
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Lively atmosphere and welcoming staff
I have lived in New Orleans all of my life yet have never visited the Steamboat Natchez. I am glad I finally had th
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R5961MFlindag
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Sunday jazz brunch
A great way to see the great Mississippi River. The food was delicious and service was the best. Highly recommend.
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KingTheWanderlust
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A Real Step Back in Time
This is a beautiful plantation and really gives you a great idea of what life was like back in the day - for both t
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samanthagT9007HV
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Beautiful Birthday Dinner Cruise
The hostess/waitress was great. She didn’t rush us, let us try everything and was all around very sweet. The keep i
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Jessev5775
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I love this cruise
When you're having fun, time flies. 3hrs went by without notice from the delish dinner , live band and views. Diver
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DarkMarkAZ
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Horrible food/service, great boat/cruise
The boat and cruise were both great and the views are great from anywhere on the boat on the 4 levels even with the
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453najaha
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Customer Service
The food and the boat great atmosphere I love it I will be back nice experience for me I will be telling people abo
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chadstl78
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More tour less jazz
We went on this tour thinking live jazz music the entire trip. Started and ended with a tour and some city history.
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OpusTheCat
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Great history and scenic grounds
There is a $25 entry fee. That includes walking the grounds and a tour in the plantation home. The tour was very
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59jannah
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Average experience
Was nice being out on the Mississippi however the boat needs some serious upkeep. Food was average, I expected a me
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R6829YEanitat
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Good
Although there was some rain, the experience was good. It was a bit hard to hear what the speaker was saying due to
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Tillycx2
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Lots of fun!
Great experience! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to see the city from a different perspective. Very infor
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