Whitney Plantation Tour - New Orleans

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    12pm or 1pm
  • Departure Details :
    Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in New Orleans
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

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 guided tour youll see museum exhibits, memorial artwork, and restored buildings. Learn about an important part of American history as recorded from first-person slave narratives.

Highlights

  • 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

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at the designated meeting point in New Orleans and journey to the historic Whitney Plantation, one of the antebellum estates located along the Mississippi River. You'll cross the Bonnet Carre Spillway, a flood outlet for the river, and see a panoramic view of Lake pontchartrain on your way to the plantation. Pass by the Evergreen, Felicity and St. Joseph plantations, where rich crops of sugar cane, cotton, and indigo from these fertile lands once traveled to various ports of trade.

Arrive at the Whitney Plantation, which dates back more than 260 years and is now a working museum dedicated to the understanding of slavery in the American South. With your guide, visit museum exhibits and restored buildings includinghistorical slave cabins, some of which remain from the original 22 on-site. See the Big House, which is one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture in Louisiana, and learn about the daily life offormer slaves at Whitney as recorded by the Federal Writers' Project.

At the end of your 5-hour tour, you're returned to central New Orleans.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Round-trip transport from central New Orleans

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Check-in is 15 minutes prior to start time.

If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.

Guests visiting Whitney using a wheelchair will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are uneven gravel paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the first floor is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.