Located near Wallace, in the St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, you will find the Whitney Plantation. This historic plantation museum is just about 50 minutes from New Orleans along River Road.
Whitney Plantation is considered to be the only historic district/museum devoted to slavery in the Southern United States, the 40-acre property holding 350 people in bondage for over 100 years in its history. During your visit, you will learn all about these enslaved peoples who cultivated sugar and rice from 1752 to 1865 here.
The best way to get to know the plantation is by taking a guided tour, which typically lasts about 1.5 hours. You will have the chance to tour the 16 onsite structures during your visit, including the slave cabins, freedmen's curch, detached kitchen, outbuildings, 1790's owner's house, and memorials to the enslaved. You will also have a chance to stop by the Visitor Center which holds 2 exhibits, including Slavery in Louisiana and a rotating temporary exhibit. There are special student and group tour options as well.
Note* The Whitney Plantation is an option with Gray Line's New Orleans Plantation Tour.