Find out first hand what plantation life was like for the enslaved. Many historic plantations have been preserved and are open to the public. Donate to support ongoing archaeological projects.
What's Happening Today?
In 1920, black farmers owned 16-18 million acres of land; today that number is down to 1 million due to lack of access to capital and pervasive systemic racism in rural communities. Find out more:
Every American should make a pilgrimage to a plantation in his or her lifetime to better understand the impact of enslavement.
Historic changes are coming to how plantations recount their histories, as society begins to deal with the legacy of enslavement. Watch as black and white descendants of Thomas Jefferson discuss his relationship with Sally Hemmings.
Ten Notable Tours
10 Notable Southern Plantation Tours in the United StatesRead More
One Tour Leader’s Nightmare
I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.Read More
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings at Monticello
"The Other Half" of Williamsburg
Life On A Southern Plantation, 1854
Descendants Meet in S. Carolina