Whitney Plantation is the only former plantation site in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on slavery. Generations of Africans and their descendants were enslaved here to establish and maintain indigo, rice, and sugar crops. Visitors learn about this history through tours, exhibits, memorials, and artwork.Learn More - Self Guided Tour Learn More
Duration: For a full experience, we recommend that visitors plan to spend a minimum of 2-hours at Whitney Plantation.
- Visitor Center: 9:30am- 4:30pm
- Tours: Guided tours are available at 10:45, 12:45, and 2:45.
- Self-Guided Tours: First entry at 9:30 AM, Last entry at 3:00 PM.
Availability: Open every day except Tuesdays.
- Exhibits within the visitor center are free to the public.
- Tickets must be purchased for a tour of the museum grounds.
We offer both self-guided tours and guided tours. Please see the sections below for more information, pricing, and to book tickets.
If you are a group of 21-50 and would like to inquire about a tour, please click on this link to learn more. For information and availability for education tours for 5th-12th grade school groups, please click here.
Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services do not operate near the plantation. If you take an Uber or Lyft to the museum you will not be able to return.
There are many tour operators who provide daily transit from New Orleans. If you would like to come with one of these services, you may book your tickets with them directly. Below are links to tour operators who come to the museum:
Because the tour is outside, we recommend that our visitors prepare for weather appropriately by bringing umbrellas, sunscreen, and bug spray, as necessary. We also recommend comfortable walking shoes suitable for gravel pathways. The pathways are wheelchair and handicap accessible, but depending on weather conditions, the gravel may be a hinderance to individuals.
Certain structures on the tour are only accessible via a small number of steps, but the interior of these structures can be seen from outside.
We operate tours rain or shine.
Tickets and Guided Tours
Guided Tours of the Whitney Plantation are offered three times when the museum is open: 10:45am, 12:45pm and 2:45pm. They are available on a first-come, first served-basis, and advanced purchase is highly recommended, as they do sell out. Guided Tours have a maximum capacity of 20 tickets.Learn More - Guided Tour Learn More