Museum Hours of Operation
Monday - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday- 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Closed New Years Day, Mardi Gras Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
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
Children under 6 are free
Discount Admission - $17.00
Seniors, Students, and Military
Residents of St. John and St. James Parishes - $15.00
Group tours may be arranged for groups of more than 20 people. All group tours require a minimum of booking of two weeks in advance. Tours are booked on a first come, first serve bases and we strongly recommend booking one month in advance. Discount group rates are only available with advance booking. To book your tour or receive more information, contact our Education and Group sales Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location and Telephone
The Whitney Plantation is located just north of New Orleans off of I-10. Our address is 5099 Louisiana Highway 18, Wallace LA 70049. Driving directions can be found here or find us through Google Maps or other navigation choices.
Our phone number is 225-265-3300.
Parking is free for guests of the museum. The parking lot is located next to the visitors center.
Parking for tour buses and vans is available.
Transportation and Tours from New Orleans
Please be advise that taking an Uber ride to The Whitney Plantation does not guarantee you will find an Uber ride back to your destination since Uber availability is limited in and around The Whitney Plantation.
Bespoke Experience - 504.534.8874
New Orleans Private Tours - 504.250.2551
Rhodes Limousine Service - 504.943.6622
The Slave Population
Slavery In Louisiana
The Atlantic Slave Trade
Slaves of the Plantation
Slave Trade In Louisiana
Jean Jacques Haydel Sr.
Jean Jacques Haydel Jr. and Marcellin Haydel
Marie Azélie Haydel
Ownership of the Whitney
Bradish Johnson to John Cummings III
Ashley Rogers - Director of Operations
Address: 5099 Hwy 18, Wallace LA 70049
Special events, tour feedback and suggestions, general information, accessibility questions, museum donations, curatorial questions, gift shop questions.
Educational material requests, schools and teachers, historical research requests
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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