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The Whitney Plantation was one of the most infamous plantation estates in Louisiana, having housed some 60 slaves between 1819 and 1860. Today, the site serves as one of the only slavery memorial museums in the United States, having opened in 2014. Through original period buildings, art exhibits, and first-person narratives, visitors can gain an understanding of the lives of slaves in 19th-century America.

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5099 LA-18, Wallace, Louisiana
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Whitney Plantation Tour

Whitney Plantation Tour

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Visit the Whitney Plantation Museum, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you explore the restored structures and historical slave cabins. Download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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$71.00

Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

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Discover more of Louisiana on a small-group half-day tour to the Whitney Plantation from New Orleans. Ride by minivan past the marshes of Lake Pontchartrain and along River Road, passing filming locations for the popular TV series ‘Queen Sugar’ and other productions. Then, join a guided tour of the Whitney Plantation and learn about the history of the enslaved and free people who once lived on the plantation.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00

Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour

Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour

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Put New Orleans in context without the self-drive hassles on this enriching full-day tour. First, immerse in the city’s dark history on a guided tour of the Whitney Plantation, with time to explore the museum independently. Next, pass by the Evergreen Plantation, where Django Unchained was filmed, and board an airboat for a high-speed swamp adventure. Your package includes small-group transfers from all New Orleans hotels and some rentals.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

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Delve into the history of slavery and the plantations of Louisiana on this small-group tour from New Orleans. Drive past Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River to the Whitney Plantation’s Louisiana Museum of Slavery. Learn about the lives of the enslaved people who worked there and on plantations throughout the South during a tour of the museum and restored buildings. Next, head to the Creole-style St Joseph Plantation for a tour of the working sugar plantation where the movie ’12 Years A Slave’ was filmed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00

Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour Combo
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Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour Combo

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Discover the natural landscape and history of Southern Louisiana on a combo tour to the Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides more information about slavery in Louisiana than you might find in a guidebook. Finish off the day with a kayaking session through a secluded swamp far from city crowds—equipment and private paddle lesson included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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Private Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery, and St Joseph Plantation Tour

Private Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery, and St Joseph Plantation Tour

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Learn about the history of slavery in Louisiana with this private tour for up to 12 people. You'll visit Whitney Plantation's Louisiana Museum of Slavery to learn about what life was like in the antebellum era for enslaved people and spend time at St. Joseph Plantation, where you'll see both the main house and the cabins where enslaved people once lived.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,620.00
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Laura Plantation & Large Airboat Tour

Laura Plantation & Large Airboat Tour

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This tour is a great way to learn more about New Orleans’ plantations and swamps. Start the day with a hassle-free pickup, then set off with your guide on an adventure that passes Laura Plantation, Evergreen Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. As you travel on a large airboat, enjoy the sights of Bayou Segnette State Park, and look out for local wildlife that lives in the swamps.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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Oak Alley Private Tours

Oak Alley Private Tours

Take a private tour out to the Oak Alley Plantation with this package from New Orleans. You and your group of up to 12 passengers will be picked up in New Orleans and taken out to the plantation, driving past lakes, bayous, and historic sites along the way. You'll also get the chance to stop at the Evergreen Plantation, where Django Unchained was filmed, for a quick photo break.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$899.00
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5-Day Louisiana Cajun Country Private Adventure

5-Day Louisiana Cajun Country Private Adventure

EXPERIENCE the incredible culture of Louisiana, from a private tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter to unique experiences across Cajun Country with local experts. DISCOVER swamps and bayous by boat and canoe, spotting wildlife with our naturalist guides.LEARN how to cook traditional Cajun and creole dishes from a local chef while you sip on a Southern cocktail or local craft beer. IMMERSE yourself in the important history of the Whitney Plantation, the country’s only museum dedicated to the lives of the enslaved who worked on plantations across the American South. VISIT a local Zydeco legend in his recording studio. ENJOY getting to know a local specialty farm, capped off with a fresh and delicious Cajun seafood boil for dinner (*option available for people who don’t enjoy seafood). TASTE local delicacies like boudin, étouffée, frog legs and boiled crawfish.
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  • 5 days
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$2,395.00
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Whitney Plantation Tour

Whitney Plantation Tour

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Visitors will be educated on the true history of Antebellum Slavery in Louisiana Travel down the historical River Road to the Whitney Plantation Museum, where the largest slave rebellion in the United States took place. During your visit, you will learn about the history of slavery on a southern Louisiana sugarcane plantation and how within five decades "Sugar Changed the World". Hear how during her antebellum reign, Louisiana planters were producing a quarter of the worlds cane-sugar supply. "Queen" Sugar produced more wealth locally than "King" Cotton, making Louisiana the second-wealthiest state in the United States. See live statues, real slave quarters and hear true stories of enslaves who lived on the plantation as well as historians.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Whitney Plantation Tour

Whitney Plantation Tour

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Connect with the dark and complex history of the American slave trade on a tour to Whitney Plantation, the only plantation totally dedicated to memorializing the lives of enslaved people. Get a primer on antebellum history on the drive from New Orleans, and then explore museum exhibits, memorials, and historic slave cottages on a self-guided audio tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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N’awlins Luxury: Whitney Plantation Tour w/Transportation

N’awlins Luxury: Whitney Plantation Tour w/Transportation

Take a 5.5 hours round-trip, down to Plantation Country and explore one plantations. Whitney Museum Plantation: During the 75-minute self-guided audio walking tour, visitors will gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, learning their stories through the real oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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N’awlins Luxury: Laura, Oak Alley or Whitney Plantation Tour w/Transportation
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N’awlins Luxury: Laura, Oak Alley or Whitney Plantation Tour w/Transportation

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New Orleans’ Plantation Country lies along the Mississippi River, around an hour from the city. On this half-day tour, visit one of three historic Louisiana sugar plantations (depending on the day)— Whitney Museum Plantation, Laura Plantation, or Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation. During a guided tour, learn more about life on the plantations, see the historic buildings and slave quarters, and visit the museums and memorials.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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Whitney Plantation Half-Day Private Tour

Whitney Plantation Half-Day Private Tour

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Enjoy this private tour of Whitney Plantation and know more about the history and legacies of slavery in the Southern United States. We are one of the only companies that will pick you up from anywhere within the Metro New Orleans area. We will also stop for begniets at our Cafe' Du Monde(City Park).
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Full-Day Guided Tour to Whitney Plantation and Airboat Swamp

Full-Day Guided Tour to Whitney Plantation and Airboat Swamp

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Take a trip down to Plantation Country and explore Whitney Museum Plantation. During the 75-minute self-guided audio walking tour, visitors will gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, learning their stories through the real oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression. After your plantation tour we will head down to Westwego Louisiana where you have a chance to enjoy a sit down lunch (AT OWN EXPENSE). After lunch we will take you across the Cajun Swamp where you take a 90 minutes cover pontoon fast-speed boat ride. The Captains will navigate their way through the swamp. You will learn about Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp, the life and habits of the American Alligators.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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N’awlins Luxury: Whitney Plantation & Pontoon Swamp Tour w/Transportation
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N’awlins Luxury: Whitney Plantation & Pontoon Swamp Tour w/Transportation

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Take a 5.5 hours round-trip, down to Plantation Country and explore one plantations. Whitney Museum Plantation: During the 90-minute self-guided audio walking tour, visitors will gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, learning their stories through the real oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression. Have you ever wanted to enjoy an enchanting boat ride across a swamp? If your answer is yes, as it probably is, then the place to go is New Orleans via our guided swamp tours. We take you across all the heavenly Cajun Swamp where you take a 90 minutes low-speed boat ride. The Cajun Captains will navigate their way through the back swamp. You will learn about Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp, the life and habits of the American Alligators. Our experience Captains will take you back to the history of Louisiana Bayou and Swamp exploration days.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.00
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