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Whitney Plantation


🕒 Self-Guided Tour

Whitney Plantation Museum is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people.  During your visit, you will learn about the history of slavery on a southern Louisiana sugarcane plantation by visiting memorials built to honor enslaved people; as well as original slave cabins, a freedmen’s church, detached kitchen, and a 1790 owner’s house.

Getting Here

Whitney Plantation located at 5099 Highway 18 in Wallace, Louisiana on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

The museum is easily accessible from interstate 10 at the Gramercy exit, number 194. It is located one hour’s drive between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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Admission Pricing

General Admission: $25

Children (6-18): $11
Under 6 are free!

St. James Parish Residents: $15

St. John Parish Residents: Free

Discount Admission: $23
Seniors, Students, & Military

All prices include sales tax

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Museum Hours

Open: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Friday through Monday

Closed:

Tuesday through Thursday
New Year’s Day • National Freedom Day (February 1st) • Mardi Gras Day •
Easter Sunday • Thanksgiving Day •
Holiday Break (December 20th- 26th)

#1 Thing To Do In Wallace, Louisiana!

2018 Certificate of Excellence Tripadvisor

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Words Can't Describe

We were short on time and could only visit one plantation, and Whitney seemed to provide the best experience. But it was more than an experience. Whitney Plantation is so much more than a tour. It is a pilgrimage. One that I did not know I was taking until I found myself on hallowed ground, walking in the footsteps of my ancestors.

– MsCameronH
Highly Researched and Mind Blowing

I don't know where to start. This was an amazing experience for my son and me. We thought we knew the history of slavery in the US, but we learned so much more. Our guide had just completed her master's thesis on the Haitian slave revolt. She was incredibly knowledgeable and knew how to convey her knowledge in a refreshing, interesting, clear and concise manner. We were cold and being rain on, and she still kept our interest the whole way. I found myself thinking about what she had to say days after we left and telling the story of what we heard to many friends and family members. It really has changed my perspective on so many things.

– Deborah B
Amazing Tour

Please request Susan. I was hesitant since she was white and this is a plantation tour. However she was PASSIONATE and INFORMATIVE. She spoke from a very informed place, and didn't gloss over the horrors of slavery and how it funded this country's start.

– Chantelle W
If You Have To Choose 1 Plantation Visit This Is It!

My husband and I are well travelled and found the tour guide one of the best we have had in the world. Wonderful, deep, passionate and rigorous depiction of a plantation from a slave’s perspective. If you have to choose ONE plantation visit this is the one!

– Diana G
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An experience I will never forget

Visiting the Whitney Plantation was an experience I'll never forget! Its the only plantation museum in Louisiana dedicated to telling the history of slavery from the perspective of the slaves. To hear their stories, see where and how they lived was truly eye opening. Our tour guide Ali was amazing and very knowledgeable. You can tell he is very passionate about his job and sharing this important information with all people especially the younger generations. A must do if ever in Louisiana.

– 4everQila