Whitney Plantation Historic District
|Nearest city||Wallace, Louisiana|
|Architectural style||Other, Federal|
|MPS||Louisiana's French Creole Architecture MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||November 24, 1992|
The museum was opened on the grounds of the plantation in December 2014. It was founded by John Cummings, a trial attorney from New Orleans.
The French Creole raised-style main house built in 1803 is the most important architectural example in the state. In addition, the plantation has numerous extant outbuildings: a pigeonnier, a plantation store, the only surviving French Creole barn in Louisiana, and slave quarters. The complex includes three archaeological sites which have had varying degrees of exploration. 
The 1884 Mialaret House, with its associated buildings and property, were added by later purchase; they help to reflect the long working history of the plantation.
Scenes from the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film "Django Unchained" were filmed on and around the plantation.
As the properties are held privately, they are not open to the public. Some of the land is still planted in sugar cane.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Kaminsky, Jonathan (17 January 2015), "Harsh world of slavery focus of Louisiana plantation museum", Reuters, accessed 2015-01-19
- "Whitney Plantation Historic District", Southeastern Louisiana, Travel Itinerary, National Park Service, accessed 15 Jul 2008
- Nomination, "Whitney Plantation Historic District", Louisiana Office of Historic Preservation, accessed 15 Jul 2008
- "Whitney Plantation", museum website
- "Whitney Plantation Historic District", Southeastern Louisiana, Travel Itinerary, National Park Service
- Ron Stodghill, "Driving Back Into Louisiana’s History", New York Times, 25 May 2008
- Louisiana's African American Heritage Trail
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