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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
A day trip with transportation from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation lets you explore the legacy of antebellum Louisiana on a former sugar plantation. Unique to area plantation museums, this one focuses on slavery. Learn about plantation life from the perspective of slaves through exhibits and narratives, and walk in the footsteps of those who lived and toiled here as you visit preserved slave cabins and the Spanish Creole Big House.
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Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USADeparture Point: Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in New Orleans Address: Light House at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock. Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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  • Pass by Lake Pontchartrain
    Pass by Mississippi River
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    Whitney Plantation
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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 including historical 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 of former 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.
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Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USADeparture Point: Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in New Orleans Address: Light House at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock. Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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Highlights
  • Visit the historic Whitney Plantation on a day trip from New Orleans
  • Louisiana’s only plantation focused on the history of slavery
  • Learn about plantation life through recorded narratives and exhibits
  • Transport from New Orleans is included, so no need to rent a car
What to Expect
Board a coach in the French Quarter and leave New Orleans behind for the swampy shores of Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. Arrive at Whitney Plantation, a one-time sugar and indigo plantation that dates back more than 260 years. Unique among Louisiana’s historic plantations, Whitney is dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in the American South. Hear firsthand accounts of the hardships of plantation life through narratives recorded by the Federal Writers’ Project, and browse historic artifacts in a series of exhibits. See some of the surviving slaves cabins, which stand in sharp contrast to the stately Big House, considered one of Louisiana’s best surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture. Several memorials and pieces of art dedicated to the memory of enslaved people offer a chance to reflect before the return drive to New Orleans. The tour ends at the original departure point.
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Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided tour
  • Round-trip transport from central New Orleans
  • Entry/Admission - Whitney Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Traveling with T wrote a review Apr 2020
Illinois1,229 contribution186 helpful votes
An excellent museum, exhibits, and narratives of slavery, how the migration of slaves started, and the life of enslaved people on this plantation. Yo will tour the grounds, see cabins, outbuildings, the kitchen, memorials (artwork), the church, and the main plantation home.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Whitney Plantation Tour
Responded 4 May 2020
This must have been the Whitney Plantation and it is a remarkably well told story or day to day life for the enslaved people who lived and worked there
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Meghan H wrote a review Mar 2020
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What a wonderful tour, all around. We wanted to spend sometime away from the city and we are very much into history. We appreciated that this tour specific focuses on the history of the enslaved people of this plantation, as opposed to the just the architecture on the property.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Whitney Plantation Tour
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Meghen, we appreciate the great review. Kindrell is a great driver guide and truly enjoys every guest. I believe that you took the Whitney Plantation Tour and we will share your comments about their counter worker with them. All plantation require a drive from New Orleans, as Plantation Country as it is often called, was out in the country and people came to the "town" (New Orleans) by a slower transportation than a bus. It must have been a days drive by buggy.
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Kayla L wrote a review Mar 2020
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We toured with Cheryl. She had so much to share and did so in a sensitive but informative way. I loved it and highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to really look at life on a plantation.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Stan L wrote a review Mar 2020
Antioch, Illinois5 contributions1 helpful vote
We took Gray Line to Whitney today. The plantation tour was terrific. The bus was quite disappointing. The audio system had not been checked before we rolled. 2 different mics failed in one way or another. Tour guide seemed to know her stuff but we will never know. On the way
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bonnie S wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary23 contributions5 helpful votes
Great tour. Ali did an amazing job of giving us all the information for how life was on the plantation. He was very passionate with his stories but has great personality too and very engaged with the group. There was 4 of us travelling together and we all had wished we had more
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Quaint, charming jazz tour of French Quarter
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Ok, before I tell you what a great time I had, I do want to start with a warning. On the 2:30 Live Jazz Music Boat
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Will not return refund
Our visit was not able to happen in April due to their cancellation. We spoke to a manager yesterday after being
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They are not ready to open.
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