Whitney & St. Joseph Plantations Tour
Explore the beautiful culture and history of the New Orleans, LA area on the Whitney & St Joseph Plantations Tour. This tour is an amazing way to learn all about the area while enjoying a stroll along some of the most gorgeous estates in the southern antebellum region.
The tour itself lasts approximately six hours. This all-encompassing adventure allows you to get out and tour two beautiful plantation estates. See St Joseph and Witney Plantations. Your tour begins with a trip from New Orleans. You will ride in a comfortable passenger van and be able to take in views of the Mississippi River and other notable Louisiana landmarks on the way to St. Joseph Plantation.
About St. Joseph Plantation
After a scenic ride, your tour will take you to St. Joseph Plantation. This Creole-style home gives you plenty of awesome information about the history here. The plantation is a currently worked plantation and it is guided by some of the family members that actually own and work here. This intimate and unique tour of the estate truly gives a new perspective of the people who call this place home. This location was also the setting for “12 Years a Slave”, giving it an interesting role in the movie industry.
About Whitney Plantation
Whitney Plantation is a gorgeous sugar cane plantation estate with a sobering past. At this historic plantation, you will learn true history - slavery was a dark period in American history and the tour of Whitney Plantation does not gloss over that fact. Instead, it gives you an informative and truthful recount of the events that happened at plantations such as these. You will also be able to see the various historic buildings that are found on the sprawling grounds. There are museum exhibits throughout as well, each highlighting stories from the slaves who lived and worked here as well as beautiful memorial artwork and statues.
After spending the day exploring these beautiful plantations and learning about the harrowing history that consumed these places, you will be transported back to New Orleans. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Mississippi while relaxing and reminiscing about your day with tons of activities and tours on your next New Orleans family vacation package.
- What is included in the admission price?
The price includes the tour to both locations and hotel pickup.
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes, there will be walking at each plantation property.
- Approximately how long does the tour last?
The tour lasts 6 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
It is appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- What happens if it rains?
We never cancel a tour once we confirm it. We go rain or shine unless there is a hurricane or a flood!
- How far is the trip to the plantations?
On average, about a 60-90 minute drive from the city
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Whitney & St. Joseph Plantations Tour?
Of course! Don't forget your camera.
- Where does the tour meet?
We pick up in New Orleans at any hotel, Bed & Breakfast or select Airbnbs, uptown (close to St. Charles Ave.), in (or close to) the French Quarter, and on the Westbank. On some plantation tours we can pre-arrange a pick up at the La Quinta Hotel at 5900 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie, LA