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Whitney Plantation

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This is a sobering but enlightening museum for adults and children alike. Located on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River Road, Whitney Plantation Museum is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people in the antebellum South. During your visit, you will learn about the history of slavery on a southern Louisiana sugarcane plantation by visiting memorials built to honor enslaved people; as well as original slave cabins, a freedmen’s church, a detached kitchen, and a owner’s house built in 1790.

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Whitney Plantation Museum is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. During your visit, you will learn about the history of slavery on a southern Louisiana sugarcane plantation by visiting memorials built to honor enslaved people; as well as original slave cabins, a freedmen’s church, a detached kitchen, and a owner’s house built in 1790.

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