Double Plantation Tour • Laura & Whitney- 7.5hrs

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Laura Plantation is a restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation on the West Bank of the Mississippi river near Vacherie Louisiana, formerly known as Duprac plantation, It is significant for its early 19th century creole style raised big house in several surviving out buildings including two original slave cabins. It is only one of 15 plantation complexes in Louisiana with this many complete structures. Because of its historical importance the Plantation is on the national registry of historic places.This site is in St. James Parish Louisiana it is also included on the Louisiana African-American heritage Trail

The Whitney plantation historic district is a museum devoted to slavery in the southern United States. The district including the main house and outbuildings is preserve near Wallace in Saint John the Baptist parish Louisiana on the river road along the Mississippi River. The Plantation was started in 1750 to buy German immigrants Ambrose Haydel and his wife and their descendants owned it until 1867. The museum comprising main portion of the 2000 acre Plantation property open its doors to the public for the first time in December 2014. It was founded by John Cummings a trial attorney from New Orleans who has spent more than $8 million of his own fortune on this long-term project and work on it nearly 15 years. The director of research is a senegalese scholar, Ibrahima Seck, Who has done much work on the history of slavery the grounds contain imaginative exhibits and original art Commissioned by Cummings, such as life size sculptures of children to represent the former slaves who were interviewed for the federal rights project book so that their stories would be told. The French Creole style main house built in 1803 is the most important architectural example in the state.In addition the plantation has numerous extant outbuildings or dependencies,( pigeonnier) Plantation store the only surviving French Creole barn in Louisiana and slave quarters.The complex includes three archaeological sites which have had varying degrees of exploration. The historic district was listed on the United States national registry of historic places in 1992 Whitney plantation is also one of 26 sites featured on the Louisiana African-American heritage Trail

Pick up time for your reservation will be between 8:00 am and 8:30 am from your hotel

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Duration (tours, trips, experiences, classes): 7.5 hrs
Listing created Feb 11, 2022

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