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“one of the most interesting in the entire South”
Within the boundaries of the “Habitation Haydel”, as the Whitney Plantation was originally known, the story of the Haydel family of German immigrants and the slaves that they held were intertwined. In 2014, the 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. Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork and restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana's enslaved people. Guided tours are offered M, W, Th, F, Sa, Sun at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Closed Tuesdays. Adult tickets $22, discounted rate of $15 for students (with id), seniors (over 65), groups, military and residents of St. John the Baptist and St. James Parishes. Free for children under 12.
Whitney Plantation is about an hour drive from New Orleans, but it is well worth it! Definitely book a tour with a tour guide ahead of time on their website and show up early. I think a tour... Read more
The Whitney Plantation stands as a profoundly moving and educational destination, offering a window into a pivotal and somber chapter of American history. This historic site is more than just a... Read more
I give Whitney Plantation a 5Plus for its historical, ancestral and mesmerizing value; The slaves who built this place; Their ancestors who had their hand in assisting the curators to keep this... Read more
- Mon: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
- Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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