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
Field Trips at Whitney Plantation
Whitney Plantation is pleased to offer the ability for educators to book a tour for their school or university group.
We offer tours for larger groups of 18-60 people*, that are conducted daily at 9:30am & 11:30am**, with the exception of Sundays and Tuesdays.
Advanced reservations are highly recommended, as tours frequently sell out.
We understand that there are circumstances that prevent educators from being able to submit payment when booking a tour for their school or university group. In this case, you may choose the “Pay Later” option when booking a tour. If this option is chosen, full payment or a 50% deposit is due within 3 weeks of your booking confirmation. Payments not received within this timeframe will result in a cancellation of the reservation.
Payments made are fully refundable with a notice of one week prior to your scheduled tour. If a cancellation is made within one week, only 50% of the payment will be refunded.
*Groups larger than 60 people must book a separate, second tour time
** The group tour times in 2020 have been adjusted to 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. No exceptions.
Students will learn about the history of slavery on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation through a guided 90-minute walking tour. Groups will visit unique memorial grounds dedicated to enslaved people in Louisiana, and visit historic structures, including 16 original plantation structures, built by enslaved and free-people.
Educators who have not visited our site previously, and are planning on bringing young visitors, should be aware that history of slavery is a mature subject. We recommend that you review our website and our online reviews in advance and exercise your discretion regarding the appropriateness of our tour for your students.
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Please call us at (225) 265-330