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.




Current Events

Museum Hours

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, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.



Tickets must be purchased to access the Whitney Plantation.


The only way to visit The Whitney Plantation is through a guided tour.


Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.


Uber does not operate near the site. You are solely responsible for your transportation if you use Uber.


Tours to the site and museum can be purchased here.


General Admission - $23.00


Children ages 6-18 - $10.00


Discount Admission - $20.00

Seniors, Students, Military Personnel.


Residents of St. John and St. James Parishes - $15.00


Children under 6 are free


Discounts available for groups of 21 people or more with one month advanced booking.  All groups must be booked online by filling out the Group Tour Request Form


Nous offrons désormais des visites en Français tous les samedis  à 12:15.


Autres jours et les heures sont disponibles sur rendez-vous seulement. Composez le 225-265-3300



There are no self guided tours at The Whitney Plantation.

Museum Info

5099 Highway 18

Wallace, LA 70049







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