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
Step back in time as you visit the Whitney Plantation on this bus day trip from New Orleans. Gain a unique perspective on the enslaved people who lived and worked here through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives.
In 2014, 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.
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, this site pays homage to the slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the United States.
Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
Entrance ticket to Whitney Plantation
Self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation
The local partner provides 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
These reservations must be made 48hrs in advance to secure availability, contact information will be provided on your voucher
Due to the home's historic nature, access to the second floor is by stairs only
Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund