From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour

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Duration
5 hours
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Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Gain a unique perspective on the people who lived and worked on Whitney Plantation
  • Tour historic outbuildings and listen to first person narratives
  • Explore one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture in Louisiana
Overview
Take a personal look into the lives of owners and slaves in Antebellum Louisiana. In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262-year history - the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.
What to Expect
In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262-year history, as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery. Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the enslaved people who lived and worked here.

The early owners of Habitation Haydel, later known as the Whitney Plantation, became wealthy producing indigo before the plantation transitioned to sugar in the early 1800s. Whitney is also significant because of the number of historic outbuildings which were added to the site over the years, thus providing a unique perspective on the evolution of the Louisiana working plantation.

The Big House is one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture and one of the earliest raised Creole cottages in Louisiana. The Whitney Plantation Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. As a site of memory and consciousness, the Whitney Plantation Museum is meant to pay homage to all slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the United States.
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Whitney Plantation
  • Tour admission
What's Not Included
  • Food and beverages
Meeting Point

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse St.@ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
The supplier provides handicap access for wheelchairs but not scooters or walkers. Vehicle lifts meet all ADA requirements and are equipped for wheelchair storage (based on availability). If wheelchairs can collapse and fold, staff will assist in accommodating the chair in a safe place on the vehicle. Handicap reservations must be made 48hrs in advance to secure availability. Contact information will be provided on your voucher.

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