Whitney Museum Plantation

A unique look at slavery

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About the Whitney Plantation and Slavery Museum

Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum in Louisiana dedicated to understanding the facts of slavery. As a site dedicated to remembrance, with a focus on the lives of the slaves and their legacies, this plantation allows you to experience the world of an 1830s sugar plantation through the eyes of the enslaved people who lived and worked here.

Listed 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 to be 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, you 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 to and respects the memory of the slaves who lived, worked, and died here.