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Whitney Plantation Tour

Self-Guided Tours Offered Friday- Monday | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

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Duration: Self-guided. At your own pace.

Availability: Open Friday through Monday

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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.

Self-guided tours are at-your-own pace. During our hours of operations, you may arrive at any time. Admission to the grounds for the tour begins at 10am, with last admission at 3:15pm. We do not sell tickets over the phone.

We are not offering staff-led tours at this time.

Whitney Plantation does not have a cafe or restaurant on site. Our gift shop sells light snacks and cold drinks.

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.

Getting Here

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.