Day trip

Whitney and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Tours by Isabelle

Whitney and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

Activity provider: Tours by Isabelle

From US$ 139 per person

The Whitney and St. Joseph plantations show a different side of life in the South. The Whitney Plantation focuses on the experience of slaves on plantations, and St. Joseph showcases a working plantation that has been inhabited since its construction.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
French, Spanish, English
Pickup included
We pick up from hotels in the Downtown and French Quarter areas.
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Visit 2 historic plantation homes
  • Let your excellent driver/guide take you back to the Antebellum South
  • Visit a working plantation still owned by family members
  • Learn about the lives and experiences of slaves in the South
Full description
Follow the guide off the beaten path, away from tourist crowds, on this unique pilgrimage for a trip back to the Antebellum South as you drive upriver along the Mississippi River to visit 2 unique Louisiana Plantations. A Scenic crossing of the Mississippi River on a high suspended bridge, then a short ride upriver brings you to Whitney Plantation: Museum of Slavery. Recently open to the public, it exposes the harsh realities and raw historical facts of this dark side of American history. Get a guided tour of the restored buildings and museum exhibits. The slave narratives and memorial artwork recreate the world of a pre-Civil War sugar plantation and the lives of the slaves there. A short ride through sugar cane fields brings you to St. Joseph Plantation, a Creole style family-owned working sugar cane plantation since 1877. Your tour guide will give you a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who have called this plantation 'home'. Many tours are guided by family members themselves. It is a relaxed, intimate visit to tour an ancestral home, grounds and dependencies (including original slave cabins). It is the location where the movie: "12 Years a Slave" was filmed.   * On Tuesdays, the Whitney Plantation is closed and replaced by the Evergreen or Laura Plantation.
  • Tour van with a knowledgeable driver-guide
  • Entrance fees to 2 plantations and The Museum of Slavery
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in New Orleans
  • Audio headphones provided at the Whitney Plantation
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Foreign language tour guides and escorts are available for French and Spanish speakers at additional cost upon request
  • This tour runs any day where the supplier reaches a minimum of 6 people
  • Lunch is not included but there is the opportunity to purchase snacks and drinks at the gift shops
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Picked up on time. Driver was also very knowledgeable about the area. Both plantations were a pleasure to see. There is enough time to enjoy both. The only draw back- This tour was almost 7 hours long and no water nor any stop for lunch. We had 30 minutes between plantation tours so we could have stopped for snacks.There was a place on route that this could have been done. I am a diabetic and became hypoglycemic without eating.There was no mention about bringing a snack as there would be no meal stop.

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July 1, 2017

Very informative and tour guide very knowledgeable

July 21, 2022

April 18, 2022

Product ID: 60063