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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

17 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

6 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
Our tour vans are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, all door handles and interior surfaces wiped down with alcohol-based disinfectant daily. Our driver-guides wear masks and disposable masks are provided to guests upon request.


This is a small narrated group tour by van. At Whitney Plantation's Louisiana Museum of Slavery, see the harsh realities and raw historical facts of a dark side of American history. The slave narratives and artwork recreate the world of a pre-Civil War southern sugar plantation and memorial in honor of the lives of the enslaved people who toiled there. A short ride through sugar cane fields leads to St. Joseph Plantation, a Creole style family-owned working sugar cane plantation. Family members give a relaxed, intimate tour of their ancestral home and dependencies (including original slave cabins).


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide



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Average 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 17 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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Sharon, Oct 2020 Verified
Great Experience! I highly recommend it. Not only did we get a tour of both plantations but Miss Isabelle was full of knowledge about the history of Louisiana and the unique terrain of the area. Loved it! Will definitely do another one when I am back next Spring!
Marisa Frazier, Feb 2020 Verified
Being black- when i visit I pay respects by doing tours of the plantations. I want to walk where they walked. It is hard to always go on tours and be guided through the “big house” and end at the mistreated slave quarters. The grief is heavy- Whitney Plantation is different- this place pays homage to the slaves. The tour guide Harriett was also a direct descendant of a sharecropper there. The Big House is being renovated so we didn’t see much- which was good for me. All the names and stories of the slaves - placed near the working fields was an experience I am glad I didn't Miss. Thank you for the time, research and the money you spent on this project. Thank you for keeping the memory alive. I will Bring my children back to see this.
Alfrieda G, Jan 2020 Verified
Both tours are informational and educational albeit from different perspectives. The St. Joseph focuses on the opulent and privileged life and experience of the plantation owners whereas the Whitney Plantation illuminates the brutality of slavery and humanizes those who endured it. This tour presents two sides of the same story...the good, the bad and the shameful. It’s very well done and excellent at bringing history to life. I highly recommend both together.
Leo L, Sep 2019 Verified

This tour gives an excellent overview of the era of both the wealthy plantation owners and also an insight into the way that the people were treated, it’s the best tour we’ve been in Georgia and South Carolina

Cindy L, Apr 2018 Verified

This is a one of a kind Plantation, a must see. Our guide did a fantastic job! Amazing place, very educational. At times the information is hard to hear, but through education we gain understanding. They've done a great job putting together content. The statues are phenomenal. They add so much feeling to what you are learning. Our guide mentioned they have a lot of school group tours. I'm so happy they are teaching real life history and not sugar coating what happened so our kids will strive to treat all people with respect and dignity.

Edward M, Mar 2018 Verified

John was an excellent tour guide. He gave us a lot of interesting facts about a lot of things along the trip. Seeing the plantations was a great experience.

Ann H, Jul 2017 Verified

It was very informative. St Joseph still operated by the family portray a light view of slavery, which Whitney gave all the history of slavery. The guide was very informative and when ask the question about shared cropping, she didn't sugar coat the fact it was still a form of slavery.

Candace L, Jun 2017 Verified

Both of these plantations had interesting and informative stories to tell. I could have spent more time at the Whitney Plantation to study the history of the slaves.

Dianne N, Dec 2016 Verified

Extremely well organised and informative

Noreen C, Oct 2016 Verified

This was a very interesting and informative tour. We were picked up on time and the driver gave us a great commentary on the way to the plantations. The Mouring Tour at the St. Joseph Plantation was very interesting and the Whitney Museum is something that every American should see. The tour was thought provoking and memorable.

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