A bit of a throw back Thursday today, to last week when I got to visit The Whitney Plantation museum.
Originally known as Habitation Haydel, is located less than an hour from New Orleans in Louisiana. Several years ago, the Whitney Plantation was turned into a museum dedicated to preserving and memorializing the lives of
the slaves who lived on and built that plantation themselves, as well as those throughout the South. I was horrified to learn that this is the only such museum in the United States.
The bulk of plantation museums focus on farming and life as a white person on the plantation, glossing over the grizzly past the built plantation life.
The museum hosts wonderfully rich, moving tours daily. If you’re ever in the New Orleans area, I would highly recommend taking a few hours to make it out to this spot. Be sure to get tickets in advance, as the tours usually sell out.
In the meantime, enjoy some photos from my time at the Whitney, and read more on the history of Whitney Plantation here.