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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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    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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Important Information
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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
283Reviews
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By: Gray Line
Deidra B
10
Excellent
Joel S was outstanding and very knowledgeable! The tour was fun and he answered all of our questions.
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Alison C
Ireland
123
Not worth it
Unfortunately I found this tour to be terrible. On the bus to the swamp, a voiceover was played of some (what I
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Sue M
20
Brunch tour
We took the 11:30 cruise with brunch. The music was very good, the food was excellent, the bathrooms were good.
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Leslie B
30
Airboat ride in February
The airboat ride was great for a cool day in February. We saw three juvenile alligators and enjoyed the ride
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Baronaroundtown
Baltimore, Maryland
70
Sobering oral histories of real American history
This was an amazing tour. Mary with Gray Line accompanied us on the bus to the historic plantation. She gave a
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Packers9
739
Beautiful!
This plantation was super easy to find. We arrived early to beat the crowd- when we were leaving, the tour buses
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Darlene Y
Lowell, Indiana
81
What Great History!
This excursion was a fabulous history lesson of the sugar cane industry in New Orleans! And Grayline’s tour guide,
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BarnsleySalmon
148
If you only do one trip do thids one.
Great experience. Thjis was just a fun trip, whilst queing to get on board the pipes are played and then, if you
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BarnsleySalmon
148
Look at a diffrent Plantation.
Overall I was left disappointed with this trip. We went as a group of 4 adults, two couple in our 50's. The
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Brittany J
30
Swamp Day Fun
Excellent time and tour with Nolan and his alligator friend George! Got a good history of Louisiana as well as
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  • Duration: 5h
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