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Whitney Plantation

5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA 70049-2803
+1 225-265-3300
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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“big house” (64 reviews)
“our tour guide” (159 reviews)
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5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA 70049-2803
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+1 225-265-3300
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"slave experience"
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"our tour guide"
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"slave trade"
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"new york times"
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"american history"
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"slave quarters"
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"powerful experience"
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"eye opening"
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"different perspective"
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"their lives"
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"sugar cane"
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"heart wrenching"
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"daily life"
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"minute tour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide was wonderful giving many details of what the slaves that worked at this plantation actually went through. It was an extremely moving experience that all should learn about. I felt that the information was honestly portrayed and I won't forget it.

Thank glongpilot
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This experience was a very emotional one. I love that they framed the narrative from the perspective of the slaves that actually existed there. It was tough to swallow, but necessary. The black experience is a very real one based on some horrific histories. These...More

Thank LexiRuss
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For a true appreciation of the evils, horrors, and suffering inherent in slavery, the Whitney PLantation is not to be missed. The guides who conduct these tours are knowledgeable scholars of their material. The plantation has been beautifully preserved to convey the experience of bondage...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide Susan demonstrated great passion for the history of the Whitney. She shared an extensive knowledge and answered any questions. At the end of the tour, Susan sent us off with a personal-flavored closing in which she addressed the still existing problems in...More

Thank BaronsvP
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This MUSEUM is about an hour west of New Orleans. This is not a place to learn about southern grandeur. Rather this is a place to learn about the horrors of slavery. Our tour guide repeatedly said she was only stating researched based facts and...More

Thank DeAnna S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plantation was not on my radar when I was researching which plantations to visit. Another TripAdvisor reviewer wrote about the Whitney plantation so, based on their opinion, off we went. The thing about this plantation is that you see it through the eyes of...More

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to other plantations in the area where the guides wore hoop skirts and visitors could sip mint juleps on the porch. That's not the Whitney Plantation. The depth of historical research, the deliberate choices in language (our guide never said "slaves," she always...More

2  Thank raursin2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you just want to see the grandeur of a plantation without a very good history of the economics of slavery, then this is not the tour for you. Our guide gave us a very good tour with explanations of how and why slavery worked...More

1  Thank janeschmidt73
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit will be important truth telling experience that will alter your point of view forever. Bring the whole family!!!

1  Thank ralpha690
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing experience. The tour will take you on the journey of slavery as it really was, not just about the big house and the balls and fancy dresses. It's truly a haunting experience as the grounds themselves seem to speak to you...More

Thank barbaragwen270
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DeAnna S
15 June 2018|
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Response from Dinah N | Reviewed this property |
There's a local place right near the Whitney called B&C Seafood which is simple but the food is delicious and I highly recommend it.
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DeAnna S
10 May 2018|
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Response from RichardandMargot | Reviewed this property |
The trip from downtown New Orleans was a little over 1 hour
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James W
5 March 2018|
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Response from Landa M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we had our own car but tour takes at least 90 min. There is a small museum at the entrance so more time if you have it
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