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Whitney Plantation, Edgard

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  • I have visited several plantations over the years, but never to one dedicated to the history of slavery. We had a wonderful guide named Ali, who was very knowledgeable as to slave labor on a sugarcane...  more »
  • Although this is a little off the beaten path, this is a must-see sight for anyone visiting Louisiana. They have done a superb job of representing the experiences of sugar plantation slaves. As an his...  more »
  • While there are many plantations to see in Louisiana my daughter and I only had time for one. We are so glad that we picked this one. When you go to school they only give you a brief description of wh...  more »
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  • You will enjoy your visit! The tour guide and site staff were excellent -- knowledgeable, friendly, and punctual. On the tour you will see many structures and items from 150+ years ago. It was heart wrenching and powerful as well. 5/5 would go again
  • Amazing. I'm a local and suggest that everyone in driving distance make this a priority. Whitney Plantation is the best tour I have experienced in the past year on two continents. The difference is both the powerful, painful history, the voice of the guide,and the careful curation of the property. Whitney does an amazing job of balancing both an evil history with art. Ali is the best tour guide I have ever had. At the conclusion of the tour, I felt I had been through battle with Ali as my guide. At the conclusion,Ali shared his favorite reads.
  • Really excellent tour of the Whitney Plantation, focusing on the lives of the slaves, rather than the lives of those benefiting from the slavery. The tour guide was personable, informed, and entertaining. The tour itself lasted quite a while and was almost entirely outdoors, so wear sunscreen and bring some water if it's hot outside. The gift shop also has a wonderful collection of interesting books and documents -- well worth the time to look through. I was impressed and left learning many compelling stories.
  • The Whitney Plantation is a must. It's the only Louisiana plantation that not only discusses the utter brutality and dehumanization of slavery, it's the focus. Some plantation tours only speak about the house's owners, and have only recently (and begrudgingly) started talking about slavery. This tackles history head-on, and it is absolutely enlightening.
  • Wow. Amazing, not to be missed. Gives a great insight into slavery. Moving memorials to those who lived and died as slaves. Let our history not be forgotten - - plantations were not about gentile white owners going to dances...