On your hour and a half long tour, your guide will lead you through the historic Antioch Baptist Church, built by former slaves, original outbuildings, slave quarters, and the circa 1790 Big House. Your tour guide will emphasize the lives of enslaved laborers who toiled in Louisiana. Our three slave memorials record the names and first-hand narratives of individuals who were held in bondage in Louisiana.
The Whitney Plantation is a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, and retains beautifully restored original buildings. You will have the opportunity to walk through the oldest detached kitchen in Louisiana and the Big House, learning about the Haydel family and their workforce of over 100 slaves.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance. Walk-up tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. The only way to secure a spot on the tour is to pay for your ticket in advance. Tickets must be purchased in order to visit The Whitney Plantation.
There are no self-guided tours.
Please note that tours may sell out on busy days.
You may purchase tickets online up to 12 hours before the start of the tour.
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We will be closed on Christmas Eve, 2016
General Admission - $22.00
Children ages 6-12 - $10.00
Discount Admission - $17.00
Seniors, Students, Military Personnel,
Residents of St. John and St. James Parishes - $15.00
Children under 6 are free.
Discounts available for groups over 20 with advance reservations.
Booking a Tour
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 Whitney. You are solely responsible for your transportation if you use Uber.
Ashley Rogers - Director of Operations
Special events, tour feedback and suggestions, general information, accessibility questions, museum donations, curatorial questions, gift shop questions.
Dr. Ibrahima Seck - Director of Research
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Public Relations, press contact, social media.
Whitney Plantation In The News
Wall Street Journal:
Whitney Plantation Museum to Focus on Slavery
Why America Needs A Slavery Museum
New York Times
Building the First Slavery Museum in America
New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'
The Australian: Life
Lest we forget: Louisiana's slavery museum
BBC World Service: Outlook
Audio interview with John Cummings
Optional Transportation Tours from New Orleans (These tours offer transportation if you do not have any)
Bespoke Experience - 504.534.8874
New Orleans Private Tours - 504.250.2551
Rhodes Limousine Service - 504.943.6622
Uber does not operate near the plantation.
We strongly advise against taking an Uber to the Whitney Plantation as you will have no way to return to New Orleans.
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