Our small groups and custom built boat make this a completely unique swamp experience. We are the only tour in the area that doesn’t feed the alligators!
- Duration: 4 hours
- Capacity: Minimum of 2 guests; Max 6 guests | Call if less than 16 hours notice
- Where to meet: Pick-up & drop-off in New Orleans included
- Person (Min: 2; Max: 6)
About the Whitney Plantation Tour
We visit the Whitney Plantation, which aims to give visitors a realistic look at life in the pre-Civil War South. While the restored antebellum mansion is beautiful and grand, the walking tour tells the story of this part of American history through the eyes of the enslaved. It’s an educational and moving experience not to be missed.
Why Choose Our Whitney Plantation Tour?
Efficient Transportation: Travel in a comfortable van with no more than six passengers. Unlike some of the bus tours, there’s no stopping at multiple plantations and endless pickup/drop-off points along the way.
Unique Driver-Guides: Our expert drivers include a Mardi Gras Indian and a licensed History Guide from the French Quarter who love sharing insights about the New Orleans culture and people. Just ask along the way if you’re curious to learn more!
- 90-minute audio walking tour of Whitney Plantation (We hope they’ll resume guided tours when the risk of COVID-19 has subsided).
- Convenient pick-up and drop-off by a professional driver who provides attentive service and expert insights throughout the day.
What You’ll See and Do
Pickup is 9 a.m. and expect to be back in New Orleans sometime around 1 p.m.
This stretch of the Mississippi River is known as the German Coast and is rich with history and culture. The area is home to many beautiful properties, including the Whitney Plantation. Originally founded in 1752, the Whitney Plantation opened as a museum in 2014, following 16 years and $8 million worth of renovations. It is the only museum in America dedicated to telling the story of the African slave trade and what life was like for the people who worked on these plantations. The grounds are gorgeous like most antebellum plantations, but it’s an important educational experience for anyone interested in the history of Louisiana and slavery in America.
Approximate drive times: 45 minutes from New Orleans and back, not including pickup and drop-off times. Note that unforeseen traffic may also impact drive times.