The Whitney Institute educates the public about the history and legacies of slavery in the United States.
Whitney Plantation is a non-profit museum dedicated to the history of slavery, situated on a historical sugar, indigo and rice plantation which operated from 1752-1975. The museum preserves over a dozen historical structures, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Whitney Plantation Historic District.
Today, visitors to the site may self-guide through the grounds with an award-winning audio tour, which is available in six languages. Trained staff members stationed throughout the grounds answer questions and further educate guests about the history of the site. In addition to self-guided tours, visitors may take guided tours with our interpreters, which are offered at regular times throughout the day. We also offer educational tours specially designed for learners in 5th grade and above.
Our professional staff continues to conduct original research about the history of the site and African-American history in southeast Louisiana.
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