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Whitney Plantation

5099 Highway 18, Whitney Plantation Historic District, Edgard, LA 70049-2803
+1 225-265-3300
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5099 Highway 18, Whitney Plantation Historic District, Edgard, LA 70049-2803
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"slave experience"
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"our tour guide"
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"slavery museum"
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"new york times"
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"slave trade"
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"powerful experience"
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"american history"
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"slave quarters"
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"eye opening"
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"heart wrenching"
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"moving experience"
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"sugar cane"
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"their lives"
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"different perspective"
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"the main house"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wanted to learn more history about the lives of slaves. Made me very sad to see how expendable the lives of slaves and indentured servant‘s were in this part of the country. It was cheaper for plantation owners to work them to death and not...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting Whitney Plantation is a heavy experience but very rewarding and an absolute must do in any visit to Louisiana.

Thank Althea H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Before visiting Whitney, an easy ride from New Orleans, I though I knew a thing or two about slavery and its relevance in current times. After visiting Whitney, I am more aware of extensive realities that slavery entailed. After experiencing the currently beautiful, well kept...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the Whitney plantation tour which was great. Our tour guide was awesome and had a lot of knowledge and backround information. The plantation tells the story from kids perspective. Very sad but also very interesting. Of course they rebuilt several buildings and moved...More

Thank JJen81
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am so glad I took my family to see this. We came upon it by accident while driving to New Orleans from Texas. So, so glad we stopped. This tour is incredibly well done. It focuses on the slave experience of the plantation life....More

Thank rich_and_laurie
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This plantation is certainly a must see if you’re going to be checking out plantations. Since all other plantations show you the grandeur and wealth of the white planters, this is the only plantation that focuses on the reason that plantations and the sugar cane...More

Thank pacificwavesanni
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an African American woman I thought I knew a great deal about slavery. However there is a difference between reading about it and actually seeing how and where slaves lived. My tour guide was Cheryl who was extremely knowledgeable and is a local to...More

Thank LaDonna L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone should go there. No matter race, religion, sex or background. Our guide was great. It's so much to take in. I can't wait to go back. From the actual slave cabins, to memorials, to the children's words from that time.... Wow. Just go go...More

Thank secoriaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plantation is different from all the other plantations around NOLA. It is more of a museum and it focuses on the lives of the slaves. It is much more informative. The focus is not on the be house and furniture, but the building force...More

Thank Bingitt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the few places we visited in Louisiana that gave context to the wealth in the area. The trade in humans and their then exploitation was big business in its own right allowing the vast plantations to run and make money. The...More

Thank Drl35
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janofarc
18 February 2018|
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Response from nicole s | Reviewed this property |
I was so emotionally invested in my time at the Whitney Plantation, I never thought to check for wifi.
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3 July 2017|
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Response from K Fabiola S | Reviewed this property |
There was a few people in the tour that were able to sit while we stopped and the tour guide gave us information. When we got to the main house towards the end of the tour you have to go to the second floor. A couple people... More
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brennada
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Response from Darryl P | Reviewed this property |
There is an Avis right down Canal that I used so you might rent for short time to get out there. You need to book tour when the time-slots are available. It is a distance so you may need the car to get back and forth.
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