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 groups sizes of 18-60 people*.
A deposit of 50% is required within 10 business days of booking your tour.
Any payments made are fully refundable with advance notice up to one week prior to the scheduled tour. Cancellations made within one week are non-refundable.
It is very common for schools and universities to issue checks for payment. If you are an educator organizing a trip and plan on paying with a check, please click the “paying with check” option when booking your tour. A representative from the museum will contact you regarding payment arrangements.
*Groups larger than 60 people must book a separate, second tour time
Group tours are conducted at 9:30 am & 11:30 am daily, with the exception of Sundays and Tuesdays. Availability of these tours is on a first come, first served basis. Advanced reservations are highly recommended, as tours frequently sell out.
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.
Have More Questions?
Please call us at (225) 265-330