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Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

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New Orleans, USA

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6 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Overview

This is a fully narrated small 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).

Highlights

  • 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 4.81 out of 5 stars based on 21 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
Carlan M, Sep 2021 Verified
Our tour guide was the so patient, kind and knowledgeable! I highly suggest using this company if you are considering touring. Whitney plantation was so REAL , so RAW! Covid 19 guidelines adhered to! Went with teenagers and they loved it and were engaged in excursion! Thank you
Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
Shantae L, Aug 2021 Verified
Love the stories and the ability to really showcase the history and challenges that the enslaved had to go through! History should never be forgotten or erased!
Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
Michelle, Jun 2021 Verified
It was one of the best tours I have ever done . The tour guide,Giselle was wonderful ! She was very knowledgeable .The subject matter of the tour is sensitive and she was very empathetic and caring. I was hesitant to take the tour being a black women but it was worth it.
Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
Erinn, Jun 2021 Verified
Tours by Isabelle is tour company we used. Our tour guide Giselle was amazing. Both plantations that we visited gave us a real history lesson. This is great tour to do if you plan on going to New Orleans.
Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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!
Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
Marisa F, 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.
Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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.
Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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

Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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.

Small-Group Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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.

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