Whitney Plantation, located between Wallace and Edgard in St. John the Baptist Parish, will open its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history on December 8, 2014. Visitors will be immersed in the world of an 1830’s sugar plantation and the world of the people whose labor made it one of the most successful in Louisiana. It is a genuine landmark built by African slaves and their descendants. The site is now dedicated to the interpretation of slavery along the River Road.
Whitney Plantation tours will be offered every day except Tuesday, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. It is located approximately 55 miles from Baton Rouge and makes an easy day-trip for guests of The Stockade.
The photos here were taken during a preview tour of the plantation. Refer to the website for more photos and read more about the fascinating history of this plantation: http://www.whitneyplantation.com