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 guided tours, exhibits,…
- Additional Adult Chaperone
- *Educators receive 2 comped chaperones per 15 students
Field Trips at Whitney Plantation
Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Whitney Plantation Museum is temporarily lowering the capacity limit of groups visiting the site. Until June 1, 2020, we are welcoming groups that have a minimum of 18 people, and a maximum of 35 people.
When reserving a tour, your total group number, students and chaperones, cannot exceed our tour capacity limit of 35.
Group Tours are conducted at 10:30am, 12:30pm, & 2:30pm. We do not offer group tours on Sundays and Tuesdays.
Advanced reservations are highly recommended, as tours frequently sell out.
We understand that there are circumstances that prevent educators from being able to submit payment when booking a tour for their school or university group. In this case, you may choose the “Pay Later” option when booking a tour. If this option is chosen, full payment or a 50% deposit is due within 3 weeks of booking your tour. Payments not received within this timeframe will result in a cancellation of the reservation.
Payments made are fully refundable with advance notice, up to one week prior to your scheduled tour. If a cancellation is made within one week, only 50% of the payment will be refunded. Same day cancellations are not refundable.
*Groups larger than 60 people must book a separate, second tour time.
Students will learn about the history of slavery on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation through a guided 90-minute walking tour. Groups will visit unique memorial grounds dedicated to enslaved people in Louisiana, and visit historic structures, including 16 original plantation structures, built by enslaved and free-people.
Educators who have not visited our site previously, and are planning on bringing young visitors, should be aware that history of slavery is a mature subject. We recommend that you review our website and our online reviews in advance and exercise your discretion regarding the appropriateness of our tour for your students.
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