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.


In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.


Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork and restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana's enslaved people.




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A History of the Slave Community of Habitation Haydel (Whitney Plantation) Louisiana, 1750-1860. New Orleans

Museum Hours

Museum Info

The Museum is open 9:30am to 4:30pm every day except Tuesday


Tours are given every hour between 10:00am and 3:00pm.


The Museum is closed New Years Day, Mardi Gras, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day,  Christmas Day.



5099 Highway 18

Wallace, LA 70049







Purchase Tickets

Tickets must be purchased to access the Whitney Plantation.


Tours to the site and museum can be purchased here.


General Admission - $22.00


Children ages 6-12 - $10.00


Discount Admission - $15.00

Seniors, Students, Active Duty Military Personnel, Residents of St. John and St. James Parishes.


Children under 6 are free.


There are no self guided tours at The Whitney Plantation.

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