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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The story of slavery. From what I understand, Whitney is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive-focus on the lives of enslaved people. The buildings are restored. It’s a sugar plantation that remembers who built and worked the property. It’s a 90 minute walking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour here definitely balanced out the frivolity of watching the Saints and stopping at Cafe du Monde. The tour guide was dedicated to educating us regarding the horrors of life as a slave at this plantation, in hopes of a better future. We must...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glazzhalffull
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour emphasized slavery as it was under the English (New World) and the U.S., a much different a much different system that that of the French and Spanish (which is emphasized at the Destrehan Plantation). I came away from the tour educated about and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stkrebs
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having toured many antebellum mansions, and in fact stayed overnight in a few, I was really looking forward to our stop here. Place renown for telling the story of an antebellum plantation from the enslaved persons perspective. Left a bit disappointed. Tour of area with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ret1re
Reviewed 2 days ago

We found the Whitney Plantation Tour to be a powerful experience. As we toured the grounds our tour guide told us the sad history of slavery there and elsewhere in Louisiana, and the history of the plantation itself. We lingered at the memorial walls and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ruth Z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Undoubtedly the single most important stop at a plantation in the USA. A wealth of pertinent data from a slave's perspective. Make sure you allot time to view and read about the Memorial of the Slave Revolt. The 90 minute tour cruises by so be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a South African family arriving in New Orleans for Christmas (freezing cold) and exorbitance prices for every tour from going down the Mississippi to visiting the swamps. We needed to choose wisely on our budget and Whitney was highly recommended by a tour operator...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VanessaPerumal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good and informative tour. Lots to see and to be learned. Guide is very informative.I would definitely recommend this tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank krzykatj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour is excellent and chilling, hearing what it was like to be a slave in the most brutal of brutal conditions. Not a lot of time allotted for reading the many memorials. Good thing it was a nice day as it gets hot out there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PamBR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited New Orleans in Jan 2019 and knew we wanted to take a tour of a Plantation. It was suggested to visit 3 different plantations none of which were the Whitney Plantation. We visited another Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation and although...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Sageycakes | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to pay for a tour and they get full fast. So it makes sense to make arrangements before you arrive. While waiting for our tour to start I saw a family of three who were turned away because the last tour was... More
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just ask them if there is a shady table or bench somewhere nearby. or climb the levee and maybe you can see some boats passing by. manuel from cap haitien
3 December 2018|
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Response from MeganB3572 | Reviewed this property |
Many, but I’m not sure all, are people of color. I will say that our guide, Ali, brought a level of understanding richer than I might otherwise have expected, in part because he was a black man. The struggle for people of... More