Guided Tours of Whitney Plantation Museum


Whitney Plantation Tour

🕒 1 Hour 30 Minute Guided Tour

Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. Visit Whitney’s memorials and restored buildings to enter the world of a Louisiana sugar plantation and to remember those who built and worked this property. On your walking tour, your guide shows you through slave cabins, a freedmen’s church, detached kitchen and outbuildings, a 1790s owner’s house and memorials built to honor the enslaved.

Getting Here

Whitney Plantation is preserved in the Whitney Plantation Historic District near Wallace, Louisiana, in St. John the Baptist Parish.  It lies at 5099 Louisiana Hwy 18 on the west bank of the Mississippi River.


Museum Hours

Open: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Mon, Wed – Sun

Closed: Tuesdays
New Year’s Day • Mardi Gras Day
Easter Sunday • Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve • Christmas Day

#1 Thing To Do In Wallace, Louisiana! 2018_COE_Logos_white-bkg_translations_en-US-UK

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We were short on time and could only visit one plantation, and Whitney seemed to provide the best experience. But it was more than an experience. Whitney Plantation is so much more than a tour. It is a pilgrimage. One that I did not know I was taking until I found myself on hallowed ground, walking in the footsteps of my ancestors.

– MsCameronH
Whitney Plantation, Very Educational and Important

The your starts with being picked up in New Orleans and taking a bus out to the plantation. Our tour guide on the bus was Joanne and she was excellent! So much information about a variety of topics along the way. Once at the plantation, the brutality of the lives of slaves become very real.

– Bill M
Amazing Tour

Please request Susan. I was hesitant since she was white and this is a plantation tour. However she was PASSIONATE and INFORMATIVE. She spoke from a very informed place, and didn't gloss over the horrors of slavery and how it funded this country's start.

– Chantelle W
If You Have To Choose 1 Plantation Visit This Is It!

My husband and I are well travelled and found the tour guide one of the best we have had in the world. Wonderful, deep, passionate and rigorous depiction of a plantation from a slave’s perspective. If you have to choose ONE plantation visit this is the one!

– Diana G