Take a peek at the history of slavery in Louisiana on the Whitney Plantation Tour
Stand witness to the lives of slaves and plantation owners in Antebellum Louisiana! This restored plantation, spanning over 2,000 acres, represents the only plantation museum specifically focused on the history of slavery in America. Over a decade of restorations with a total cost of nearly 10 million dollars has brought this important relic of the past back to life! So come pay homage to the hardship, toil, and lives lost during this dark period in America’s history by taking a Whitney Plantation trip.
You’ll enjoy the informative commentary provided by your own tour guide and driver as you make your way through the Louisiana backroads! Then, once you’ve arrived at Whitney Plantation, you’ll have the opportunity to feast your eyes on the main house, which is one of the best examples of Spanish Creole architecture in the world! You’ll also experience exciting exhibits, original artwork commemorating the period, as well as some riveting, first-person slave narratives. It’s one of the most powerfully moving things to do in New Orleans!
Gray Line Whitney Plantation Tour
Your Gray Line Whitney Plantation Tour kicks off at 12:00 p.m. at the Steamboat Natchez Dock near the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office. Here, you will meet your friendly and knowledgable tour guide and motor coach driver.
The tour starts in the French Quarter and proceeds for an hour and 15 minutes en route to Whitney Plantation. Along the way, you’ll see notable landmarks pointed out by your tour guide during this narrated motor coach ride. It’s also a great opportunity to check out Louisiana’s countryside.
Once you’ve arrived at Whitney Plantation, your tour guide will lead you through the architecturally important main house. You will also visit the pigeonnier, plantation store, barn, and slave quarters. Also, you can tour the 1884 Mialaret House, which enhances the feel of a working plantation. Finally, you can tour the grounds, some of which still grows a substantial amount of sugar.
At 6:15 p.m., your motor coach leaves Whitney Plantation on its way back to New Orleans. And, around 7:30 p.m., your motor coach arrives back at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office, completing the tour.
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