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

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