Bring your students along for a tour of Whitney Plantation! This tour is very educational and covers many aspects of slavery.
Duration: Self-guided. At your own pace.
Availability: Open Friday through Monday
- Tour tickets must be purchased to access the Whitney Plantation Museum.
- Advance ticket purchase is required.
- Whitney Plantation is located one hour’s drive from New Orleans and Baton Rouge. There is no public transportation to the museum, but many tour companies offer transit services daily. If you would like to purchase a ticket through one of the following tour companies, your ticket includes admission to the museum as well as transportation.
- We do not recommend taking ride-sharing services to Whitney Plantation as there is no return service to New Orleans.
- Child (6-18)
- Child (Under 6)
- Seniors (62+)
- Military/Student Discount
- Parish Residents
Whitney Plantation Tour Details
Whitney Plantation is a museum of slavery on the grounds of a historical sugar, rice and indigo plantation established in 1752. On your tour, you will learn about the lives of people who were held in bondage on these grounds for over 100 years.
Your tour will lead you through memorials honoring over 100,000 people held in slavery in Louisiana, as well as original slave cabins, outbuildings, and a 1790 owner’s house.
Our visitor center has two exhibits: Slavery in Louisiana and a rotating, temporary exhibit.
In order to limit physical contact, all tickets for tours must be purchased on-line. All tickets are for timed-entry only. If you arrive early for your tour, you must wait until your admission time to enter the museum. Tours frequently sell out, especially during the high season of March through July. We do not sell tickets over the phone.
All timed-entry tours have a capacity limit. If a particular timed-entry tour slot is sold out, you must purchase available tickets for another time. No exceptions.
Whitney Plantation does not have a cafe or restaurant on site. Our gift shop sells light snacks and cold drinks.
Because the tour is mostly outside, we recommend that our visitors prepare for weather appropriately by bringing umbrellas, sunscreen, and bug spray, as necessary. We recommend comfortable walking shoes for the gravel path on the tour. We operate tours rain or shine.
Whitney Plantation is preserved in the Whitney Plantation Historic District near Wallace, Louisiana, in St. John the Baptist Parish. It is located at 5099 Louisiana Highway 18 on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
Take I-10 West towards Baton Rouge for 39.3 miles. Take the LA-641 S exit, EXIT 194 towards Gramercy. Turn left onto LA-641 S. Take the LA-18 ramp toward Edgard/Vacherie. Turn right onto LA-18/Great River Rd.
Take I-10 East towards New Orleans. Merge onto US-61 S via EXIT 187 towards Gramercy. Turn right onto LA-641 S. Take the LA-18 ramp toward Edgard/Vacherie. Turn right onto LA-18/Great River Rd.