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
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: Ground open at 10am, with last entry for a tour at 3pm. (Visitors that arrive after 3pm should expect an abbreviated visit.)
Availability: Open Wednesday through Monday.
- 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 or more 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.
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.
We operate tours rain or shine.
Important Information on Transportation: We understand that visitors come to our museum from a wide range of locations. Rideshare services (Uber, Lyft, etc.) are now in common use throughout the country. However, we want our visitors to be aware that while these services will pick up in the city and bring visitors to our site, many times they will not drive back out to pick riders up.
Tickets and Guided Tours
The Whitney Plantation educates the public about the history and legacies of slavery in the United States. Guided Tours are available on a first-come, first served-basis. Advanced purchase is highly recommended, as they do sell out.
Day-of tickets cannot be transferred to another time or refunded.