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Whitney Plantation Tour

By: Gray Line
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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
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Whitney Plantation Tour
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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 the Spanish Creole Big House.
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.
Reviews (87)
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Important and Excellent Tour

We visited the Whitney Plantation and had an exceptional tour with Cheryl. This experience enriched our understanding of the history of the region and gave us an important understanding of the realities of slavery and how that history informs our current realities in America. Cheryl...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
A different & moving Plantation experience

The Whitney Plantation was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. It was a little over an hour from downtown New Orleans. Grey Lines offers a comfortable bus. We were on the 1 pm tour. So, we brought a lunch to eat on the way....More

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Whitney is an experience you won't forget. You learn what life was like for the slaves and their families - from a first person perspective. The presentation format brings these people to life. Our guides are pleased to make your experience from beginning to end...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very emotional tour about a sad and disturbing time in history

This was a very different tour then most plantation tours. It is done from the perspective of the slave. When you first go in the church and see the statues that represent the slave children it is almost overwhelming. Then to read the words of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pam M
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Pam, you captured the essence of this tour. It is a very emotional journey and one that people want to feel and remember.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Tour Guide is Critical

Sadly, our guide, Whitney X was more informational about her opinions of current politics in America; rather than the specific history of the plantation. I was able to learn more about the plantation on the drive back to New Orleans than while we toured the...More

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Gray Line does not have a Tour Guide named Whitney. We forwarded this information to the Plantation management to address with their staff, and we are certain they will do so. It is nice to know that our staff made your trip pleasant on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An eye opener ... very much worthwhile

My wife and I took the Grey Line tour from the concierge service of our hotel. This tour is worthwhile and certainly an eye opener. I understand that this is the only tour of its kind in America that explains the life on a plantation...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Whitney Plantation is a fascinating look at the lives of the individuals and families that worked and lived on that land. They brought a whole new focus when constructing the Whitney experience and we are so pleased that you appreciated that. Our guides are very...More

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SusanG390
23 January 2019|
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Response from rcbee44 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Trip Advisor and search for Whitney Plantation, you'll be directed to their page. Underneath the Whitney Plantation, you'll see 5 "stars" and a number of reviews. If you click on the number of reviews it will... More
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SusanG390
23 January 2019|
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I just looked up ‘Whitney Plantation’ and the option to write a review is there when you scroll down, under the other reviews. Hope this helps. Great tour!
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15 January 2019|
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The tour is absolutely appropriate for kids. The docent may describe things that are difficult and there is one part of the walking tour that depicts a violent incident in which many people were killed but that can be... More
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