Please Read Our Guidelines and Policies Before Booking
Bookings are required for all school group visits and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A deposit is required to finalize confirmation.
Student Groups must book tours at least three weeks prior to visit.
Student Groups must have a
minimum of 18 guests
, with a
maximum of 35
. This number includes chaperones. At this time, we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 35 people.
Student Groups are required to have 1 chaperone for every 8 students. The Whitney provides 2 complementary chaperone tickets for every 15 students that are booked.
Face coverings are mandatory for each guest while interacting with staff and inside buildings.
About Guided Tours for Middle and High School Students:
School tours are guided by professional educators and tour guides.
Guided School tours have a set route through Whitney Plantation’s site, focusing on the themes of labor, survival, resistance, and collective memory. Students are encouraged to ask questions, make observations, and engage with the educator and the space around them. The current tour for students runs between 45 minutes and one hour in length. Final numbers of students and adult chaperones must be confirmed three weeks prior to the booked visit. All groups, regardless of size, will be charged for a minimum of 18 students to cover the administrative costs of tours.
Guided school tours include the Slave Cabins, Maroon’s Alley, 1811 German Coast Uprising Monument , Field of Angels, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall Allees, and the Wall of Honor. Other buildings on Whitney’s campus, including the Big House and Detached Kitchen are not included on the tour, but are accessible any time after your tour.
Please plan your time, including travel, accordingly.
Whitney Plantation is a largely outdoor site—weather, insects, outdoor smells, plants, and wild animals may be encountered at any given time. Wear comfortable clothing, closed-toed walking shoes, and dress for the weather.
There is small picnic area available on a first come, first served basis for visitors. If your group must bring lunch, please leave them on the bus until mealtime. Other than water, food is not allowed onsite during tours.
There is no storage area for coats, bags, or personal items onsite. Please only carry what is needed to be comfortable on the tour and leave all other items on the bus.
Whitney Plantation is a site for remembrance. Attendees of guided tours are expected to treat Whitney staff and site with respect, including the buildings, land, and restrooms. Teachers and Chaperones are required to correct student behavior when needed. Failing to cooperate or respect staff or the site will result in the immediate ending of the tour.
To receive the best experience, it is recommended, but not required, that students be introduced to the following topics prior to their visit to Whitney Plantation, as is appropriate for their grade level:
Basic introduction to slavery in the United States, including the Trans-Atlantic (Triangle) Trade
Colonization of the Americas
The American Revolution
The Louisiana Purchase
 This monument can be jarring to visitors and may not be appropriate for younger students. Please speak with your Education Department contact for more details.