The only plantation tour that focuses more on the history and lives of the slaves than anything else. Extremely raw, revealing, heart wrenching and historical. If you chose to take a plantation tour, this is the one I recommend most!
**BE A BETTER TOURIST** Whitney is the only plantation museum in the region with an exclusive focus on slavery. Visitors are guided through the 18th century plantation grounds while learning about the forced labor system of a sugar and rice plantation. Sixteen original structures including the…
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,…
Not your average plantation. Instead, this one offers up the point of view of those enslaved. A very important and moving and educational experience.
In my opinion, this is the only plantation tour worth taking, as the guided tour centers around the lives and perspectives of enslaved laborers who toiled in Louisiana. If you visit other plantations, this history is largely ignored. It’s about a 50 minute drive west of the city; note that you can…
“15 minute drive across the bridge. Several short and easy trails with lush vegetation. Great for kids. Good chance to see alligators, birds, snakes etc. ”
“One of my favorite childhood memories is of visiting Oak Alley. You've seen it in print, in movies, and on TV. Now get a closer look.”
“Take a boat ride through Louisiana Swamps. You wild see alligators, snakes, turtles and domestic birds, ”
“Laura Plantation, 2247 LA-18, Vacherie. Open daily from 930am to 5pm. An 1805 sugarcane plantation with daily guided tours of the big house, the grounds & slave cabin. Laura has the most complete history of its residents & their lives; extremely authentic & true to history. www.lauraplantation.com”
“And they say New Orleans has nothing to offer in the outdoors. This is a little outside of the city, on the Westbank, and a nice change of pace from bar and museum hopping.”