Bring your students along for a tour of Whitney Plantation! This tour is very educational and covers many aspects of slavery.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minute self-guided audio tour
- Visitor Center: 9:30am- 4:30pm
- Tours: 10am- 4pm (last entry 2:30pm)
Availability: Open Friday through Monday.
- Tour tickets must be purchased to access the Whitney Plantation Museum.
- You must download the “Whitney Plantation” app on your mobile device in order to take the tour.
- 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 an owner’s house* built in 1790.
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 2:30pm. 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.
*The big house is being assessed for much needed structural repair. For the continued preservation of this historic structure during this time, it is closed to visitors.
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.