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Whitney Plantation Tour

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

Quick Details

Duration: Self-guided. At your own pace.

Availability: Open Friday through Monday

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Seniors (62+)
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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.

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.

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.