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Whitney Plantation Tour

Whitney Plantation Tour
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A day trip with transportation from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation Museum 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit the historic Whitney Plantation Museum 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit the historic Whitney Plantation Museum 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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Call the number below and use the product code: 3780P41
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
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
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Additional information
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
  • 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 return to the starting point
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Cherlyn J
Pearland, TX11 contributions
Great tour guide and driver combo Jim and Brian
Jim our tour guide and Brian (AphiA member) the driver were both AWESOME! Thoroughly enjoyed the rich history of Louisiana and the smooth ride. Loved that Whitney story was told from the slaves perspective and that many of rhe original buildings are still on the property. Loved the self guided tour from the app. Much needed history lesson to be told. Excellent experience!
Written 30 November 2021
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Lisa O
1 contribution
Great trip!
Nov. 2021 • Family
Had a great tour to Whitney. Brian was a safe driver and Jim provided a running commentary on the whole trip explaining local history and the sites along the way which was much appreciated. Whitney history is something everyone should see/hear.
Written 29 November 2021
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Basspohl
Lansing, MI47 contributions
Incredible experience
First, this visit was during COVID protocols which for us meant tour via recorded audio. As other reviews have indicated, unless you have a personal auto taking the tour is the on,y choice since Uber, Lyft etc are not allowed. We did not want to bundle our tour with any other activities so Gray Line was the best deal. The bus left the New Orleans waterfront on time and stuck to the schedule we had been provided. The amount of time allowed to visit using the self guided audio tour was sufficient. The plantation itself was fascinating and quite emotional.
Written 10 September 2021
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Juan Carlos
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico4 contributions
Powerful and thought provoking experience
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Really engaging, powerful and thought provoking audio tour. Worth doing the drive from New Orleans to learn the history and how it translates to the present.
Written 20 August 2021
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Dustin
4 contributions
Love Dwayne!
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Eye opening and informative tour with great and passionate guides. Despite the extreme heat and humidity (we went in August), it was a real pleasure and everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. Dwayne (the driver) was great as well and went truly above and beyond! Thanks again!
Written 16 August 2021
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Explore713490
Grayslake, IL2 contributions
Beautiful
Beautiful plantation with so much history and so much to learn. My husband and I enjoyed visiting it very much. Highly recommend
Written 12 August 2021
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Brenda G
1 contribution
Amazingly informative
I've to attend for 2yrs and I'm glad I did. It was informative, emotional, hurtful, educational and so many other things
Written 23 July 2021
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MiddayGrub
Detroit, MI6 contributions
Worth the trip!
Absolutely amazing! I love that the tour was self-guided and very organized. Other plantations could be seen along the way while driving.
Written 9 July 2021
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melissa
Lakewood, CA2 contributions
Best plantation tour
Very educational. This is the best plantation tour to really learn history about the plantations.
Beautiful grounds and easy to navigate tour
Written 29 June 2021
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Andrea M
Seattle, WA9 contributions
Humbling. Insightful. Necessary.
Very well done presentation of plantation life for the enslaved from the perspective of the slave. The walking tour takes about an hour, we took the Greyline tour which was about 4 hours in total with driving. The museum staff were helpful and offered additional insight. The art work was amazing. Humbling. If you get the chance, go.
Written 25 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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sswilltravel
sswilltravel
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Great trip!
We had a great Oak Alley Plantation and swamp tour with tour guide Jim and driver George. Jim narrated both ways an
LISAO0216
LISAO0216
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SWAMPY FUN
Our tour, boat and guide were awesome 5* The bus ride to the swamp/bayou had no air conditioning (broken). We switc
Thomas V
Thomas V
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Fantastic day outside of the city
Jim and George are the best tour guides in Louisiana! We had such a spectacular time today on the plantation and ba
Bilb0Bagins
Bilb0Bagins
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Jim was a great guide. Kept us all informed and entertained throughout.
Jim was a great guide. Kept up all informed and entertained through out. He also kept the group on time and provide
Nancy E
Nancy E
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Excellent Tour
The bus driver was fun and informative. The tour guide at the plantation was informative and very engaging. The gro
alanolson5
alanolson5
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We had a good day, it was worth the time and money.
The bus tour guide lady was a fount of information. Loved her. I wish the swamp tour would have gone further int
jenniferlorraine2017
jenniferlorraine2017
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Highly Recommend
We did this as part of a plantation tour and it was the highlight of our day. Bishop was hilarious and super knowle
632ronniea
632ronniea
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Fun and Fun!
This tour was excellent! We had a great bus ride to the plantation and plenty of historical information and a litt
Grace102
Grace102
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Try to get Tour Guide Corey!! He is the BEST!!!
Great tour! Corey our guide was a born and raised Cajun! He loves the swamp, the gators and sharing his knowledge w
Livvvvvvvvvyyy
Livvvvvvvvvyyy
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Super fun tour!!!
Jim is the best tour guide ever!!!!! Super knowledgeable and hilarious and kind! I wish we could have him for every
133christineb
133christineb
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Do this!!!
We LOVED this cocktail tour!! Jim was our tour guide and was unbelievable! A wealth of knowledge! My husband is fro
renaeb334
renaeb334
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Fun Day Trip
The tour guide Jim was very entertaining and knowledgeable. George, our driver, was excellent and got us to our de
Jose C
Jose C
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Great tour, Jim is an excellent tour guide.
The tour was just excellent, Jim gave the information in a very entertaining way. The origins of New Orleans i
Tabithia2
Tabithia2
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Ghost and Spirits with Joan.
Joan was a fun tour guide. I learned a lot of information about the city.. She was very mindful of the people and p
O1604YFsusand
O1604YFsusand
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Well worth your time
Alton is an outstanding bus driver and tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area and has an entertaining
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