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Whitney Plantation Tour

94 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


Visit the Whitney Plantation of New Orleans and step back in time as you explore the 18th-century plantation museum, the only one of its kind in Louisiana. On this 5-hour tour (including travel time from New Orleans,) you’ll see museum exhibits, memorial artwork, and restored buildings. Learn about an important part of American history as recorded from first-person slave narratives.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Fully narrated tour



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Average 4.61 out of 5 stars based on 94 verified reviews from Cool Zurich and TripAdvisor

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kimberly j, Feb 2021 Verified
It was an emotional glimpse into plantation life. I definitely learned some new things about slave life. Can’t believe slave descendants were still on the plantation in the 70s.
maryhadalittlelamb907, Feb 2021 Verified
The sadness I felt about the stories of how they were treated like animals . And that how so many babies died when the mothers went into labor had their babies and then immediately had to return to the field and started to work
Elizabeth P, Feb 2021 Verified
We were skeptical about not having a live guide, but the audio guide was excellent! I loved hearing the actual voices of people who had personal experience, and also the option to “hear more” at many of the stops. The original buildings and beautiful sculptures combined to make it a powerfully moving experience. Highly recommend!
Taira, Oct 2020 Verified
The tour was a great experience. One that was very important to me, and the driver, Alton, added to that experience. He was awesome.
revsuzibyrd, Apr 2020 Verified
The museum on the plantation is very insightful to the lives and suffering of slaves. The focus on children in slavery is a new angle I had not thought about.
Colin B, Apr 2020 Verified
Our guide Harriet was fantastic. The tour was very moving and informative. Would highly recommend it.
Ayanna F, Mar 2020 Verified
Very Very informative. I absolutely love that this tour was about the slaves, period! This is not a feel good tour about the beauty of the plantation. Yes, the plantation is absolutely gorgeous, but the beauty was designed off the sweat and whippings of the slaves.
Sheyla D, Mar 2020 Verified
So so many reviews of other plantation tours. I am so happy we went this one. I didn’t want to just tour a beauty of a plantation while ignoring the misery of the slaves on the plantation. We absolutely loved this tour.
Maria S, Mar 2020 Verified
Driver and tour guide were very knowledgeable and engaging. Highly recommend this tour for those whose interest lean in this direction.
lcross6, Mar 2020 Verified
From our knowledgeable driver, Kendrell, to our candid and most informative tour guide, Anna, we were thoroughly impressed. The grounds and upkeep were awesome. Thank you for doing your part to preserve history.

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