Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on slavery. Hundreds of enslaved Africans worked the sugar, rice and indigo fields here. Visitors learn their stories through a self-guided audio…
Education Tours for Grade School & High School Students
- Additional Adult Chaperone
Education Tours at Whitney Plantation Museum
**Update, December 3, 2021**
Here at Whitney Institute, we are very fortunate to have reopened our doors on November 26, 2021 after a second closure. The first closure was because of the shut down for all non-essential businesses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. This most recent closure was due to damages sustained from Hurricane Ida, which directly hit St. John the Baptist Parish on August 29,2021.
These events have impacted our day-to-day operations, including the experiences we are able to offer to the public.
Presently, we are unable to welcome large groups. We are working diligently on rebuilding the resources needed for this experience, as well as improving safety measures to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 among our staff and visitors that are traveling in large groups to the site. We do anticipate that we will be able to start welcoming modest-size groups of 18-35 people by early Spring of 2022.
We will update this page by mid-February 2022 with all the information needed for you to book a tour for your school group directly through our website.
Thank you for your continued support. We all look forward to welcoming you to the museum, very soon.
Yvonne Therese Holden
Director of Operations
Whitney Institute &
Whitney Plantation Museum