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From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour

1. From New Orleans: Whitney Plantation Tour

In 2014, Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262-year history, as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.  Gain a unique perspective on the enslaved people who lived and worked here through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives. The early owners of Habitation Haydel, later known as the Whitney Plantation, became wealthy producing indigo before the plantation transitioned to sugar in the early 1800s.  Whitney is also significant because of the number of historic outbuildings which were added to the site over the years, thus providing a unique perspective on the evolution of the Louisiana working plantation. The Big House is one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture and one of the earliest raised Creole cottages in Louisiana.  The Whitney Plantation Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. As a site of memory and consciousness, this site pays homage to the slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the United States.

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What people are saying about Vacherie

This was an excellent tour. It is self guided with a device and headphones but I loved that because I could go at my own pace. Our bus tour guide John was awesome and told us so much about new Orleans! Definitely recommend this place to visit.

This is a self guided tour. You can download an app or they will provide you with one device to guide you through the plantation. The experience for me was emotional and educational.

Tour guide was amazing! Gave lots of history on New Orleans throughout the drive to Whitney plantation. Whitney was also a great experience.

It was an informative emotional stirring tour. Definitely worth every penny. The Whitney Plantation could not be run better.

Comfortable ride, awesome driver, and the visit to the Whitney Plantation was powerful and enlightening.