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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
+1 225-265-3300
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour guide, wonderful place to visit if you are wanting to know the true history of the American Slaves, highly recommended, very heart breaking and emotional, beautiful grounds and well set out. Make sure you have a hat and water with you. Its a...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Open to the public for only 3 years now (2017). Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and we learned so much about the live of slaves in Louisiana. The sculptures are true works of art and the wonderful memorial to the lives of the slaves...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This former slavery plantation has been turned into the most important tour to do in the New Orleans area. A lawyer who recognized the importance of historical education invested his personal money to create it. The big house is ok, but all things slave related...More

Thank Kulbi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you’re interested in seeing how the life of slaves was on a Southern sugar cane plantation, don’t miss this. The focus is not the “big house” but rather a history of the brutal life of slaves who worked these plantations. Our guide Cheryl was...More

Thank Sjggrg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

How can people treat one another like this? This visit brings home the horrors of slavery, the cruelty and the wickedness. There is nothing romantic left of life on a plantation after you have been confronted with the downside of slavery.

Thank dirk542016
Reviewed 6 days ago

interesting didactic tour, even if too fast, on the plantation and interesting little museum with the history of slavery

Thank giuliacs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cheryl, our guide, did a thorough job explaining all the sites of the plantation. Heavy on the research of slave origins but little to see regarding day to day space life. I particularly enjoy the statues depicting slave children.

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had very high hopes for this tour as I was keen to understand the plantation life from a slave’s perspective. However, the tour didn’t deliver. Half of the 90 minute tour involved looking at slave memorials, which we would rather have done in our...More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your typical plantation tour where you ooh and aah over the big white plantation house. The Whitney Plantation tells the story of who built the wealth of the planation owners and their sugar companies...the slave laborers. With well researched and irrefutable evidence...More

Thank CAgirl92270
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whitney Plantation is one of the most powerful and disturbing places that I have ever visited. The history of the Whitney Plantation is interesting- the original owners were from Germany, and the original name of the plantation was Habitation Haydel when it was first...More

Thank DharmaDude007
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Bettye W
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
6 January 2017|
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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.
20 January 2016|
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Response from Allan S | Reviewed this property |
Concerning the question of children or an age limit; I am sure there is not an age limit. Additionally I would say children and families are an important part of the story and the sadness of slavery. Just know that if your... More