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Whitney Plantation, Wallace

4.7
#5 of 156 in Museums in Louisiana
Specialty Museum · Museum
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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  • Did should let people know during the tour you will not be allowed to tour the big house and several other buildings.  more »
  • With COVID going on there are no guided tours going on. I still had a great time, it was a very educational experience.  more »
  • Our first visit to a plantation, poignantly humbling experience. Beautifully laid out and self guided tour let’s you go at your own pace. Respectful tribute to so many and well Worth a visit.  more »
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  • Phenomenal plantation tour experience. I’ve visited multiple plantations on my six trips to New Orleans and this one is the best. It provides the most real and accurate portrayal of what plantation life was like for those who lived and worked there. I highly recommend it over Oak Alley or Laura Plantations.
  • We drove to the Whitney Plantation from New Orleans, which took about an hour. Once we arrived, staff greeted us warmly. The reception area features a small gallery with important historical background, which one can stroll and read on their own. We followed our tour guide Sydney, who is super charming, knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly. Her explanation greatly facilitated our experience and understanding of the Plantation and the history of the area called German Coast. Sydney guided our group through the major landmarks on the Plantation at a comfortable pace and left plenty time for us to explore the site after on our own. The facilities on the Plantation are well-maintained, which gave us a rough idea of how hard and harsh life on a plantation could have been back in the day especially under the grilling August sun. We want to thank all the staff, particularly Sydney, for their excellent work and for providing us with such a profound experience!
  • A great plantation tour! We had tour guide Jim Kelly, he was really passionate in sharing his knowledge. He researches as well, to add to the plantation, this man truly is dedicated. Compared to the Oak Alley plantation tour, leaving the Whitney plantation I actually felt like I learned and gained more about its history. I also love that they gave us a souvenir lanyard to keep.
  • A great place to visit. Our guide, Harriette did a wonderful job telling the story of slaves and slave children who lived and worked on the plantation. She was knowledgeable about the history of the plantation owners, the authenticity of the artifacts and buildings and had a personal story that was heart warming. If your in NOLA, definitely worth a visit.
  • A must see! I didn't leave feeling angry. Well done. Do the legacy tour. Tour guide was great; forgot her name but she has family link to the plantation.

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