Whitney Plantation Tour

Tours Offered Hourly | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Quick Details

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: Open daily except Tuesdays

Whitney Plantation Tour Details

Whitney Plantation is a museum of slavery on the grounds of a historical sugar, rice and indigo plantation established in 1752. On your 90-minute walking tour, you will learn about the lives of 350 people who were held in bondage on these grounds for over 100 years.

Your tour guide will lead you through memorials built to honor over 100,000 people held in slavery in Louisiana, as well as original slave cabins, outbuildings, and a 1790 owner’s house.

Our visitor center has two exhibits that visitors can self-guide through before or after the tour: Slavery in Louisiana and a rotating, temporary exhibit.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, but given the high volume of visitation, we recommend you purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee a spot. Tours frequently sell out, especially during the high season of March through July. Same-day tickets must be purchased in person on a first come, first served basis. We do not sell tickets over the phone.

Whitney Plantation does not have a cafe or restaurant on site. If you bring a lunch, we have a small, uncovered picnic area with tables. Our gift shop sells light snacks and cold drinks.

Because the tour is mostly outside, we recommend that our visitors prepare for weather appropriately by bringing umbrellas, sunscreen, or bug spray as necessary. We recommend comfortable walking shoes for the gravel path on the tour. We operate tours rain or shine.

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.