Whitney Plantation
Whitney Plantation
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • MGTC
    Wabasha, Minnesota1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A humbling experience
    What a humbling and impactful experience! We learned so much and can only hope that others who visit will take to heart that we must do better and be better...And that no human being has the right or ability to control the lives of others. Being human is an obligation - not simply what we are. Congratulations to Whitney for the work you are doing. Please continue your incredible mission and messaging!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Carolyn B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Black History tour for church youth.
    A very touching and rewarding visit to the Plantation, a part of out Black History trip for youth of our church. Our Tour guide Jordan did an excellent job of explaining slavery through the eyes of the enslaved. Will definitely come again.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Karen F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't Miss this Tour!
    My friends and I decided to do the guided tour of Whitney Plantation. I'm sorry I don't remember our guide's name but she was fantastic! It was hot but she did her best to keep us in the shade. She didn't hold back on the history of enslavement at the Whitney either. It's still shocking to learn hour humans were treated! I would definitely recommend slipping away from New Orleans for an afternoon to take the guided tour. Thank You!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Julie Posey
    Cleveland, Tennessee1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    Honestly everyone should visit this plantation. I would strongly recommend the self guided tour because you need the time to truly understand and contemplate what being enslaved . It was shocking to realize that this plantation operated until 1975. It’s not the story of privilege and the romance of Gone with the Wind. It’s the reality we need to understand . To understand the faults of our past is to ensure a true American future.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Yvonne d
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when you want to know more about the enslavement
    Very impressive to learn about the history of the slaves. Instead of all the other Plantation where you see the houses from the plantationowners; you can learn, see and hear the story from the slaves and their struggle and fight for freedom. It is an must see for everyone who want to learn more about this chapter in history.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Debbie M
    Saint Paul, Minnesota37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A serious and welcome view of Southern plantation life
    This plantation directly challenged the typical white American view of Tara-style houses on huge lawns with white women in huge dresses. It told of plantation life from the perspective of the enslaved people who lived & worked there, cultivating and harvesting the labor-intensive crops of sugar cane and indigo. At the end was a very moving section memorializing the names of the enslaved workers. It also had an excellent & extensive bookstore about African slavery in North America & Africa.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • baner
    New York City, New York60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit for anyone (Self Guided Audio Tour)
    I'll break the review into parts to organize my thoughts: Logistics - You will need to rent a car to get here since finding transportation back is near impossible. It is a very easy and relaxing drive from New Orleans. You should have no network issues and so GPS will work fine. We purchased the 'Self Guided Audio Tour' which gives you a time that you need to get there. But they are flexible and ok if you run early or late. Self Guided Audio Tour - Highly recommend this. The plantation has numbered markers to help you know which direction you should walk in. It is very simple to use, and although they provide one, you can bring your own wired headphones if you like. The audio commentary was clear, informative and moving. It included testimonies from survivors. The Plantation/Space - Although vast, it is not easy to walk though it. We were walking on a hot day and appreciated the fact that they had water sprinklers to walk under and cool off. There are a number of benches and areas to sit and reflect. The structures and installations there were all incredibly maintained and helped us understand the deplorable conditions and degree of atrocities that were committed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Lin H
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Art & Sad History on Historic Sote
    Whitney Plantation denotes itself as the only antebellum slave-run plantation that focuses solely on the slave experience. We took the self-guided audio tour ( included with admission) & found the walk well laid-out & the guide informative. There was beautiful sculpture strode all around. Beautiful place with a sad history
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Renee S
    Iowa City, Iowa2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Self-guided tour of exceptional display of enslavement history. history.
    Excellent and profound presentation of painful and shameful history. Beautiful and alarming people sculptures bring enslaved human beings to life. The walls of names and quotes honor and give voice to those who were enslaved. Highly recommend.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Jill G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful plantation highlighting the enslaved experience!
    We very much enjoyed the visit to the Whitney Plantation! I read a couple reviews stating they were disappointed in the content provided - and believe this may be from visitors expecting to see a main house decked out with displays highlighting the house. I feel these people are missing the point of the tour. The tour plantation isn’t designed to celebrate an extravagant house built on the backs of the enslaved. The plantation is meant to appreciate the enslaved and their experience. We did the self guided tour. It took us 3 hrs to work our way through the plantation and displays in the main entrance building. Like all museums, if you want to get the full experience, take the time to read the information provided on the displays in order to appreciate the content provided.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 January 2024
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spreece
Victoria, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The self guided tour was so interesting, so full of information…we really enjoyed ourselves!

The only negative thing was that we got a little lost a couple of times, but were able to get quickly back on track again.
Written 9 April 2024
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Ed O
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We did a self guided tour. It was heartbreaking information, but it is information that everyone should see. There is no sugar coating of what was done to the enslaved people. The information is a mixture of research and first hand recounting by former slaves. Well worth a visit.
Written 8 April 2024
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Carol W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Highly recommend!! We did the self-guided tour. It was easy to follow the path & the information provided was great. Whitney has a great gift shop.
Written 7 April 2024
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Niels Vaever H
Hoersholm, Denmark14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We did the self-guided audiotour. It was interesting and well made, and we learned a lot about plantation life and slavery. You leave humbled and a lot wiser.
Written 2 April 2024
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Gary Y
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very informative and moving exhibits and a fascinating look at the lives of slaves during the pre emancipation era. A greater understanding of their struggles.
Written 30 March 2024
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Jenn
Abbotsford, Canada3 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Couples
While visiting New Orleans from Canada, I wanted to learn more about the history of slavery in the area. I wanted to visit and learn from a plantation that did not glorify the families of the manor houses but was honest about the atrocities that occurred. I did the self guided audio tour and it was very educational. It is museums like this that we need so that history does not repeat itself. I would highly recommend a tour at the Whitney plantation!
Written 27 March 2024
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kathleen w
Leesburg, FL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
what an interesting, educational and oh so wow place. I learned a lot and it humbled me to learn what they went through, the way they lived, were tortured, worked and death, branded for running away and even killed.
Written 19 March 2024
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Shelley C
Tulsa, OK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
My husband and I love historic tours and go on a lot of them when we travel. This one was in the top 5 of everything we've done. Very well executed. Remarkably engaging tour.
Written 17 March 2024
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jeff k
Schofield, WI34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This place is well worth a visit. The people are so friendly, helpful and the tour was excellent. We enjoyed the grounds, buildings and history of Whitney Plantation. The place is a must see.
Written 16 March 2024
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nellaesque
virginia usa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful experience. We did the self-guided audio tour. Our transportation got us there when it was empty, which was really nice. I was worried about it being too disturbing, but it’s not at all, and it was completely fine for my 11 year old daughter as well. She is learning about the civil war era in her history class and really wanted to go. We got her several books in the bookshop too… there is a great children’s section. Most of the tour is outside, so if it’s hot wear a hat and sunscreen. Highly Recommend this tour.
Written 14 March 2024
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Whitney Plantation admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost HK$641.22, while a popular guided tour starts around HK$547.38 per person.

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