New Orleans: Whitney Plantation & Museum Tour

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Step back in time as you explore the history of slavery on in Louisiana on this self guided tour from New Orleans. Visit the Whitney Plantation memorial museum and travel the historic River Road.

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  • Connect the past with the present as you see how slavery shaped Louisiana
  • Learn about what life was like for enslaved Africans on a sugar plantation
  • Visit a former plantation that has been converted to a museum and memorial
  • Find about about the largest slave rebellion in United States history
  • Travel back in time as you pass by antebellum plantations on the River Road


Discover the incredible stories of African survival in colonial Louisiana with the help of your guide on this tour from New Orleans. Travel the River Road route where the largest slave rebellion in United States history took place, as you make your way to the only museum in Louisiana devoted to slavery, the Whitney Plantation. Hop on board a comfortable and air-conditioned bus in New Orleans and be transported into the past as you journey down historical River Road. See some plantation homes and hear about the importance of this route before stopping at the Whitney Plantation. Begin your self guided tour of the Whitney Plantation, a former sugar plantation that has been converted into a museum and memorial to the slaves who lived and worked there. Learn about the hardships and resilience of those who were enslaved and brought to Louisiana from West and Central Africa. Gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and triumphs of enslaved people and their descendants, and the important role they played in shaping the culture and history of Louisiana. Return to your meeting point in New Orleans at the end of your tour.


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