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Whitney Plantation Tour provided by Gray Line

Whitney Plantation Tour
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Tour snapshot
Visit the historic Whitney Plantation Museum on a day trip from New Orleans
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
A day trip with transportation from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation Museum 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 see the Spanish Creole Big House. Download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3780P41
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3 hours to spend touring Whitney Plantation
  • Round-trip transport from central New Orleans
  • Entry/Admission - Whitney Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 3 hours to spend touring Whitney Plantation
  • Round-trip transport from central New Orleans
  • Entry/Admission - Whitney Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 11 Jan 2022
A note from Whitney Plantation Tour
Proof of at least one vaccine dose for all eligible individuals 12 years & older, or a negative COVID-19 PCR, molecular, or antigen test within 72 hours, is required at most indoor venues including dining &entertainment venues.,Beginning Jan. 3, this will extend to all individuals 5 years & older*.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
    Lake Pontchartrain
  • 1
    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. 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. Please download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum. At the end of your 5-hour tour, you're returned to central New Orleans.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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purdcm
Jax, FL43 contributions
Powerful tour. I've been to Oak Alley Plantation and there is a stark difference. Both are worth a visit. Touring Whitney is a profound experience. The concept is a focus on the history of the enslaved people who lived and worked there.
Written 7 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MeridethMom
Akron, OH43 contributions
We booked out Whitney Plantation tour through Gray Lines. Finding the meeting spot was super easy. Transportation was a tour bus to and from Whitney Plantation. Bus was clean and the driver was friendly. The tour itself was either through a downloaded app on your phone or a provided device that you could wear around your neck with earphones. We chose the provided device and were very happy. A very humbling experience. The tour was very well narrated and very informative. Highly recommend.
Written 28 December 2021
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Trek16768215009
2 contributions
Booked a tour to see the whitney plantation and air boat tour for Octobr 20th. On october 19th the actual person taking me for the tour Cresent City Tours called to let me know that Whitney plantation was still closed from the hurricane and they had to cancel. So I pulled up my reservation with Viator/trip advisor and cancelled as he advised. They will NOT REFUND me the money as it was not before 24 hour even though it was not my fault and the plantation was closed. DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING THROUGH THEM. RIP OFF
Written 6 December 2021
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Cherlyn J
Pearland, TX11 contributions
Jim our tour guide and Brian (AphiA member) the driver were both AWESOME! Thoroughly enjoyed the rich history of Louisiana and the smooth ride. Loved that Whitney story was told from the slaves perspective and that many of rhe original buildings are still on the property. Loved the self guided tour from the app. Much needed history lesson to be told. Excellent experience!
Written 30 November 2021
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Lisa O
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Had a great tour to Whitney. Brian was a safe driver and Jim provided a running commentary on the whole trip explaining local history and the sites along the way which was much appreciated. Whitney history is something everyone should see/hear.
Written 29 November 2021
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Basspohl
Lansing, MI47 contributions
First, this visit was during COVID protocols which for us meant tour via recorded audio. As other reviews have indicated, unless you have a personal auto taking the tour is the on,y choice since Uber, Lyft etc are not allowed. We did not want to bundle our tour with any other activities so Gray Line was the best deal. The bus left the New Orleans waterfront on time and stuck to the schedule we had been provided. The amount of time allowed to visit using the self guided audio tour was sufficient. The plantation itself was fascinating and quite emotional.
Written 10 September 2021
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Juan Carlos
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Really engaging, powerful and thought provoking audio tour. Worth doing the drive from New Orleans to learn the history and how it translates to the present.
Written 20 August 2021
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Dustin
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Eye opening and informative tour with great and passionate guides. Despite the extreme heat and humidity (we went in August), it was a real pleasure and everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. Dwayne (the driver) was great as well and went truly above and beyond! Thanks again!
Written 16 August 2021
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Explore713490
Grayslake, IL2 contributions
Beautiful plantation with so much history and so much to learn. My husband and I enjoyed visiting it very much. Highly recommend
Written 12 August 2021
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Brenda G
1 contribution
I've to attend for 2yrs and I'm glad I did. It was informative, emotional, hurtful, educational and so many other things
Written 23 July 2021
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Aladdin A
Aladdin A
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We had a great time. Ruby was excellent at storytelling and very informative about the history.
We had a great time. Ruby was excellent at storytelling and very informative about the history. Will definitely do
mahyarg2016
mahyarg2016
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Beautiful house, friendly staff, nice ride and driver.
The driver was nice, courteous and helpful. The bus was clean. The plantation house is beautiful and the historic a
CHRIS L
CHRIS L
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amazing Day on the sugar plantation
LOVED this tour, first time to new orleans and picked this tour! the bus was clean and the tour guide & bus driver
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I8321DLerinp
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Worst experience ever. DONT DO IT!
We wasted 3.5 hrs of our lives. The bus ride to the swamp was the best part. Our driver was funny and the bus was w
roniel41
roniel41
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Save your time and money, stay away!
The operator (Gray Line) cancelled the tour without notifying us even though they had our phone number and email ad
rhod819147
rhod819147
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2 hours well spent
Booked the basic trip so cannot comment on food but overheard positive comments. We went on a quiet day so plenty o
eringM4540NG
eringM4540NG
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Great tour
We saw Oak Alley and took a swamp tour. Jim was a great tour guide. He was funny and knowledgeable. I’m glad we wen
S6288INmichelleb
S6288INmichelleb
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Thanks Kate !
Kate our guide was amazing ! What a storyteller : ) Would definitely recommend, we learned some history and hear
Tourist32986370642
Tourist32986370642
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Plantation and swamp tour
Jim, Alton and Swamp Tom were great. We were well entertained the whole day. We really enjoyed getting to see some
O7661MMericb
O7661MMericb
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Great experience!
Robi did an awesome job! He was very knowledgeable, added humor, and spoke very well. I defended recommend this tou
U6374EVisabellel
U6374EVisabellel
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We had a great time!
Tour guide John was very informative with the city history. The pace was good you didn't feel like you were rushed
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Maps42703088561
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Professional
The guide was fantastic. He loves as clearly really experienced and thoughtful. Very professional for a badass Caju
an_yue212
an_yue212
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Fun and educational tour
This is an excellent tour! Our guide Jim was very knowledgeable, he conveyed information in a very engaging and int
Judith and Davi... M
Judith and Davi... M
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Swamp Boat tour--waiting around
The information received during the bus ride to the swamp boat assembly area was interesting but not always intelli
johnscottg
johnscottg
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Jim is the BEST tour guide in NOLA!
Jim is hands down the best tour guide you can get in New Orleans. He was funny, knowledgeable, and an absolute plea
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