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Whitney Plantation: Tours & Tickets

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I visited the plantation yesterday after seeing it on an episode of Housewives of Potomac. My cousin and I came down from VA to visit. Harriet was our tour guide and she was absolutely amazing. She took her time to take us through all of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kelly23220
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband, sister and I chose to go to the Whitney Plantation to hear about the plight of slaves in Louisiana. Our guide, Ali, was very knowledgeable and presented the information in an excellent manner. I learned more about slavery in that hour and a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour on Whitney Plantation was absolutely phenomenal. The staff are clearly very dedicated to their mission. I appreciated the integrity and intellectual rigor with which they dealt with the topic of slavery. This was a very meaningful experience and I encourage every human being...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank adamnahari
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour is 1.5 hours looping, providing a ton of historical information. This tour allowed pictures (not all of them do). The Whitney plantation tour goes into detail about the plight of the slaves, both those that came across during the international slave trade, as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our visit to the Whitney Plantation exceeded our expectations. Ali was our tour guide and he did an excellent job of explaining the history of the plantation and the history of America colonization providing context and perspective that is missing from the history lessons we...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank colleenpollett
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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Michelle S
21 September 2019|
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Response from Cdthomas59 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe, just arrive one hour before or you will have to wait please be careful of which tour guide you get it could be very nice or very hurtful
24 July 2019|
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Response from va d | Reviewed this property |
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
20 July 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.