Come experience the Destrehan Plantation, which remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.
- Duration: 8.5 hours
- Available Mon. – Sun. at 8 a.m.
Antebellum mansion tours of Whitney Plantation
1 hour and 40 minutes swamp tour by airboat
Combo Whitney Plantation and Airboat Swamp Tour
Come explore the Whitney Plantation, which is America’s first Slavery Museum and also used as a backdrop in the film Django Unchained, then go for a boat ride on the enchanting swamp in Louisiana.
Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum in Louisiana dedicated to understanding the facts of slavery.
As a site of memory, with the focus on lives of the slaves and their legacies, visitors can experience the world of an 1830’s sugar plantation through the eyes of the enslaved people who lived and worked here.
During the 90-minute walking tour, visitors will gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, learning their stories through the real oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression.
On the National Register of Historic Places, the site includes the last surviving example of a true French Creole Barn, what is believed to be the oldest detached kitchen in Louisiana, and the Big House, considered the earliest and best preserved raised Creole cottage in Louisiana, all built by slaves.
With the original structures nestled in a working sugar cane field, visitors are sure to marvel at the authentic representation presented at Whitney.
Through these restored buildings, museum exhibits, memorial artwork and thousands of first-person slave narratives, Whitney Plantation gives a voice and respect to the slaves, who lived, worked, and died here.
Enjoy a boat ride on the enchanting swamp in Louisiana.
Please dress for weather conditions.