Whitney Plantation preserves the past to help people understand the present. We are committed to place-based truth telling. We offer visitors the rare opportunity to hear the stories of slavery in the place where those stories happened.
As an independent nonprofit institution, Whitney Plantation relies on the donations of supporters from around the world to help us keep telling our story.
Whitney Plantation preserves 13 original structures which date from 1790 – 1950. Your donations help to fund structural repairs and restorations for these important emblems of Black history in Louisiana.
Our education team guides over 2,000 school children in grades 5-12 through the site every year. Donations help fund the creation of educational materials and research for on site and distance learning.
Each year we host free special events such as our annual Blessing Ceremony, community festivals, film screenings, performances, lectures and more. Donations help us bring our mission to wider audiences through free programming.
Our staff continues to conduct groundbreaking research about the history of slavery in West St. John the Baptist Parish. Donations fund our staff to continue uncovering the past so that we can tell these stories to the public.
Whitney Plantation is nationally recognized and has won awards for our programming and interpretation from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the National Association for Museum Exhibition. Donations help our interpretive program thrive by providing funds to train and pay our historical interpreters.
Your contribution is tax-deducible. Further information about the organization may be found on our Candid Profile.