Whitney & Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation

Two plantations in one tour!

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About the Whitney Plantation

The Whitney Plantation is home to the first slavery museum and is dedicated to helping visitors understand the lives of the slaves who worked on plantations. This sugar plantation gives you a unique perspective into the lives of the enslaved people who lived and worked there.

The Whitney plantation is believed to have the oldest detached kitchen and the best-preserved Creole cottage in Louisiana, all built by slaves in the 1830s.

About the Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation

The Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation exhibits provide a look into the lives of slaves, including healthcare, punishment, and life after emancipation.

Oak Alley is the most photographed plantation in New Orleans, so come enjoy the beautiful architecture, scenery, and stunning oak-lined avenue, and take home some of your own great pictures.

Oak Alley Exhibits

  • “The Confederate Commanding Officer’s Tent” exhibit
  • The Sugar Cane Theater, which tells the story of sugar’s impact on the people of Oak Alley through video and historical artifacts
  • The Blacksmith Shop, one of the few remaining 1890s-era forges of its kind in Louisiana