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Whitney Plantation Tour

Reopening for tours Friday, November 26, 2021.

Quick Details

Duration: 1 hour 15 minute self-guided audio tour


  • Visitor Center:  9:30am- 4:30pm
  • Tours:  10am- 4pm (last entry 3pm)

Availability: Open Wednesday 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. The following New Orleans-based tour companies offer a combination of tickets and transportation to the museum:
  • We do not recommend taking ride-sharing services to Whitney Plantation as there is no return service to New Orleans.
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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 an owner’s house built in 1790.

Our visitor center has two permanent exhibits: The History of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery in Louisiana.

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

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.

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