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Whitney Plantation is preserved in the Whitney Plantation Historic District near Wallace, Louisiana, in St. John the Baptist Parish. It lies at 5099 Louisiana Hwy 18 on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
From New Orleans, Downtown -
Take I-10 West towards Baton Rouge for 39.3 miles. Take the LA-641 S exit, EXIT 194 towards Gramercy. Turn left onto LA-641 S. Take the LA-18 ramp toward Edgard/Vacherie. Turn right onto LA-18/Great River Rd. Continue one mile on River Rd. then turn right into main entrance.
From Baton Rouge -
Take I-10 East towards New Orleans. Merge onto US-61 S via EXIT 187 towards Gramercy. Turn right onto LA-641 S. Take the LA-18 ramp toward Edgard/Vacherie. Turn right onto LA-18/Great River Rd. Continue one mile on River Rd. then turn right into main entrance.
The Whitney Plantation will be open for public tours beginning December 8th, 2014 at 10am.
We will be open for guided tours every day except Tuesday.
Tours are offered hourly from 10:00AM to 3:00 PM
We are located on the Mississippi River at
5099 Hwy 18 Wallace, LA. 70049
If you would like to book a tour please fill out the following form
For groups of 20 or more, please email us
ABOUT THE WHITNEY
Open for tours starting December 8th, 2014
Within the boundaries of the “Habitation Haydel”, as the Whitney Plantation was originally known, the story of the Haydel family of German immigrants and the slaves that they held were intertwined.
This year, the Whitney Plantation opens its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history, as a Site of Memory dedicated to a fuller understanding of the facts of slavery, our national tragedy. Through museum exhibits, slave narratives, memorial artwork and the restored buildings in which the slaves lived and worked, Whitney Plantation visitors will be immersed in the world of an 1830's sugar plantation and the world of the people whose labor made it one of the most successful in Louisiana.
Whitney Plantation is a genuine landmark built by African slaves and their descendants. The site is now dedicated to the interpretation of slavery along the River Road. It is above all an educational project open to students and the wider public.
Opening December 8th 2014