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Whitney Plantation Tour

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Visit the Whitney Plantation of New Orleans and step back in time as you explore the 18th-century plantation museum, the only one of its kind in Louisiana. On this 5-hour guided tour you’ll see museum exhibits, memorial artwork, and restored buildings. Learn about an important part of American history as recorded from first-person slave narratives.
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided tour
  • Round-trip transport from central New Orleans
  • Entry/Admission - Whitney Plantation
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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If you want the real history of how New Orleans came to be and plantation culture, this is the tour to do. Our grey line guide Mary E. gave us a very engaging tour of major New Orleans landmarks, lake Pontchartrain, and the Mississippi River. I felt so much more connected to the
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Our Tour Guide was very informative. She knew very well the history of slavery in New Orleans and the Plantation. Very moving and relevant. There are many structures that are original. The art installation in the church is very moving.
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If there was one thing I enjoyed the most my first trip to NOLA was the Whitney Plantation tour. Vanessa our bus driver was great and JoAnne was a good city tour guide as we drove to the plantation. The plantation tour was excellent. It was filled with important information
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Ali was an extremely knowledgeable, insightful and easy to listen to as he lead our tour. He made it one of the best tours we have ever done. We are very happy we included this plantation and its history on our NOLA visit. ,
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Honestly this is one of the best tours we've taken anywhere in the world. It's extremely moving, informative and very well laid out and narrated by the tour guides. I think it's good that these kind of places still exist to educate people on the past. I'd highly recommend this
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  • Duration: 5h
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