Whitney & St. Joseph Plantations Tour

Whitney Plantation

Whitney Plantation

St. Joseph Plantation

St. Joseph Plantation

Whitney & St. Joseph Plantations Tour: $115 Per Person 

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM or 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lunch is not included. This tour runs any day we reach a minimum of 5 people.

Follow us off the beaten path, away from tourist crowds! On this unique pilgrimage back to the Antebellum South, we’ll drive you north along the Mississippi River to visit two unique Louisiana Plantations.

Whitney Plantation

First, there’s a scenic crossing of the Mississippi River on a high suspension bridge and then, a short ride upriver brings you to Whitney Plantation’s Museum of Slavery. You’ll hear raw historical facts and witness the harsh realities of a dark side of American history. Your tour guide brings you through historic buildings and explains the museum’s exhibits. In addition, slave narratives and memorial artwork recreate the world of a pre-Civil War sugar plantation and the lives of the slaves who toiled here.

Scene from Whitney Plantation Slave Exhibit

St. Joseph Plantation

A short ride through sugar cane fields brings you to St. Joseph Plantation. This is a Creole-style, family-owned, working sugar cane plantation, in operation since 1877. Your tour guide will give you a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who called this plantation “home.” Family members personally guide many of the tours. You’ll enjoy this relaxed, intimate visit to tour an ancestral home that includes original slave cabins. You may have seen the movie: “12 Years a Slave,” it was filmed on location at St Joseph.

The Four Sugar Cane Kettles at St. Joseph Plantation

  • This tour is not available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • The order of your tour activities may be different from the description above depending on availability.