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Whitney Plantation, Wallace

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Experience the Old South at Whitney Plantation. Dating back to the early 18th century, the plantation started out as a small farm owned by a family of German immigrants. Take a guided walking tour of the restored French colonial manor, detached kitchen, slave quarters, and a Baptist church. Finally, check out Wall of Honor memorial. You'll leave having a richer perspective of the history of the entire area. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Wallace using our trip planner.
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  • Impactful and important. I'm so glad we made the time to drive out to this plantation. I admit, I only recently found out about the Whitney and the work they're doing there: I read about it in "How... 
    Impactful and important. I'm so glad we made the time to drive out to this plantation. I admit, I only recently found out about the Whitney and the work they're doing there: I read about it in "How...  more »
  • This was my second visit & I found it very moving to show not only the conditions that the slaves worked in but also their living space. What made it more meaningful was the Memorial wall that had... 
    This was my second visit & I found it very moving to show not only the conditions that the slaves worked in but also their living space. What made it more meaningful was the Memorial wall that had...  more »
  • The part of the visit that resonated with me the most was the living conditions and continued debt owed. Emancipation did little for many slaves at this plantation and many others because of the debt....  more
    The part of the visit that resonated with me the most was the living conditions and continued debt owed. Emancipation did little for many slaves at this plantation and many others because of the debt....  more »
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  • Amazing Experience. The only plantation tour focused on the slaves. This tour is a great look into the life of slaves here in Louisiana. The tour is self guided with an audio program you listen along you as you walk through the property. I highly recommend this tour if you want to really learn what it was like to be a slave and learn about their histories.
  • I must admit that this has probably been the most deep-rooted and emotional historical landmark that I've visited in America. I went in Aug, which is very hot in Louisiana and the drive there alone was enough to get a sense of how far out in the middle of know where these plantations were. I can imagine how lost the slaves felt. From slave quarters to the stuffy, inferno like kitchen, it is sickening to have to retrace the steps of my ancestors. Overall, this a great place to learn and experience some history
  • Worth the visit for an accurate historical perspective. Upon arrival the staff did a great job with sanitising audio units and headphones. We were also provided mask upon arrival to wear inside the starting point which is the gift shop but after leaving and starting at the primary location, mask could be taken off. I learned a lot during this tour especially with the audio. Tour with audio about an hour, we explored about 2 hours on our own. Could relay audio and very easy to use. A must visit!
  • Tour is self guided using either an app or an audio recording they provide. This is my first plantation I’ve ever been to and I enjoyed the educational aspect of it. The tour is informative and told and shows/explains the issues of the past and slavery, primarily why I chose this plantation as my first since I was interested in the plantation’s slave past rather than just the owners, i heard other plantations do focuses on that.
  • I took my kids on Martin Luther King Day to show them the perils of not so long ago. It gave weight to what everyone before us fought for and why the fight continues. The tour, though on your own, was actually better than I thought. With the headphones and remote synched with each stop along the trail, it helped humanize the plantation. It brought up emotions, for sure, as I listened to the stories of those who had been interviewed. It was a lot to take in but an undeniable time for those who lived it everyday. I'm not sure how I would have survived. Our ancestors are amazing! Thanks to those who work to preserve Whitney Plantation. I plan to make this tour again.

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