The Whitney Plantation stands out from other attractions by truly paying homage to the slaves responsible for its existence. Take a guided tour of the home itself (The Big House), Slave Quarters, Wall of Honor memorial, Antioch Baptist Church, and other exhibits carefully built and preserved in the memory of those who lost their lives on the plantation. The present-day plantation serves as a memorial to the slaves forced to live and work on the plantation, and the brutal labor practices responsible for the plantations success. Visitors experience a more raw, realistic view of the Old South than many other plantations offer. We invite you to explore a plantation like none other in Louisiana.
Just up the river is the Grande Dame of the Louisiana River Road plantations, Oak Alley. Oak Alley gets its name from the spectacular quarter mile tunnel of 28 oak trees that frame the driveway as you approach. Built in 1839 and facing the Mississippi River, the magnificent entrance to Oak Alley Plantation makes it a Must See destination on everyones list of historic Louisiana sites. This plantation was originally named Bon Sjour (pleasant sojourn) but became known as Oak Alley when riverboat passengers floating by marveled at the double row of giant oak trees leading to the mansion. Thanks to its classic appearance and beautiful restoration, Oak Alley Plantation has been featured in a number of movies and TV series, including the movie Interview with a Vampire, and Beyonces Deja Vu music video.
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