Whitney & St Joseph Double Plantation Tour with Tours By Isabelle

Based on 192 reviews
Round trip transportation included!

Take a full day trip deep into the sugar cane fields of south Louisiana to see two different perspectives of plantation life with this double plantation tour of Whitney Plantation & Slavery Museum and St Joseph Plantation with Tours by Isabelle. Known for its focus on slavery, the Whitney Plantation unveils the truth lived by enslaved people. Walk through the grounds to see the various plantation structures, gardens, artifacts, and artwork that pay homage to the plight of the enslaved. St. Joseph Plantation is a Creole-style, family-owned, working sugar cane plantation in operation since 1877. Your tour guide will give you a great glimpse into the daily lives of slaves and owners in 1800s as family members personally guide many of the tours. Both of these destinations offer beautiful plantation homes, unique stories, and first-hand narratives of pre-civil war life in the south.

Activity Highlights

  • Visit 2 historical plantations in Cajun Country
  • Hear raw historical facts and witness the harsh realities of a dark side of American history
  • The movie "12 Years a Slave,” was filmed on location at St Joseph Plantation
  • Guided narration and roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel included!

What's Included

  • Transportation to and from your Downtown/French Quarter hotel
  • Admission to both plantations
  • Narrated tour on the way to plantations
  • Ponchos and umbrellas in case of rain

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather appropriate/comfortable attire
  • Camera
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen


  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The minimum number of guests required is 5 for the tour to take place.
  • There is no pick up by the airport, in New Orleans East, in Slidell, or on the North Shore.
  • Destinations and tour van are not handicapped accessible.
  • During French Quarter Festival Tours by Isabelle may not be able to access your French Quarter hotel. They ask that all travelers still provide accurate hotel information, as they will be contacting each traveler to arrange a convenient alternate pickup location as close as possible to their accommodations during this time.

Additional information

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Expect to walk upstairs to access the 2nd floor of historic plantation homes.
  • No elevators.
  • The tour is held rain or shine.
  • No restrooms on the van.
  • Van seats up to 14 passengers.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated in the van with advanced notice.
  • Car seats for children under 5 can be provided with advanced notice.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • Lunch is not included.
  • Gift shop & restrooms available at each plantation.
  • Grounds may be wet from recent rains.
  • Certified service animals are allowed. They MUST have the certificate for the animal.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their tour to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period incur a 50% cancellation fee plus a $5 service fee. If the weather is severe, the experience may be rescheduled by the vendor for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period.

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  • Dolly B. about 2 months ago

    We were all very pleased with the all-day tour that included pickup and dropoff at the hotel, narrated tour of the area while driving, the flatboat bayou... Read More on Yelp

  • Rosie R. about 3 months ago

    Great tour, lots covered, saw a part of La, we would not have seen on our own. Ginnie Robilotta was a wealth of information. The bus was comfortable and... Read More on Yelp

  • Robin S. about 4 months ago

    We booked theExperience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Fell Day Tour from New Orleans tour and had a great experience. The pick-up was... Read More on Yelp

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