Discover the unique history of the Whitney Plantation, part of the the African American Heritage Trail. ©Elsa Hahne

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Discover the historic church at Whitney Plantation. ©Elsa Hahne

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Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum with an exclusive focus on the lives of the enslaved. 
Whitney Plantation is a museum of slavery on the grounds of a historical sugar, rice and indigo plantation established in 1752. On a 90-minute walking tour, you will learn about the lives of 350 people who were held in bondage on these grounds for over 100 years. 
 
Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork and restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana's enslaved people.