Destrehan Plantation
Destrehan Plantation
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Built in 1787, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. The plantation is open seven (7) days a week with the exception of major holidays from 9am to 4pm. The first tour begins at 9:30am.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lenchen A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My husband and I went to Destrehan Plantation on a spur of the moment. Having it closest to New Orleans was a great +++. Are we glad we did! What a wonderful tour: 45 minutes jam packed with information given by our beautiful guide Ann. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the property and the period was captivating and transported me back to that time in history. The rest of the grounds was available to meander through without time limit. Thank you Ann. We had a lovely time!
Written 21 May 2024
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Janet C
Minneapolis, MN111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was such an interesting and informative tour. I learned a lot and totally enjoyed the tour. I highly recommend this tour. It has a slightly different story about slavery under French occupation. Still not right, still so wrong, but very different. The slave uprising was something I had never heard of, and that was both sad and informative. This is not Gone With The Wind style plantation. Having been built in 1700’s and remodeled in 1800’s, it is not the typical ornate home, but still beautiful . The story is fascinating. I can’t recommend this enough. Ann was our tour guide, and she was awesome!
Written 9 May 2024
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Shirley P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great guide! Lovely place and very informative. Easy to find and very interesting. Really enjoyed this tour very much!
Written 6 May 2024
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Silver Pine G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Jim was an amazing guide and explained the history so well. Very educational and his respect and love he has for what he does is amazing. Highly recommend.
Written 29 April 2024
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Erin P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful house and grounds rich with history. Ann was very knowledgeable and led a great tour. Also liked being able to tour the whole house and then grounds at our own speed.
Written 20 April 2024
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Jimmy W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We took the tour Monday afternoon 04/15/2024... Beverly was our tour guide, and she was very knowledgeable and personable... A fascinating, beautiful, and sobering place...
Written 16 April 2024
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Happiness35066
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What a great tour. Very informative and historical. The tour was just a little over an hour and then you had time on your own to explore the grounds and buildings.
Our tour guide Beverly made the tour. She was so entertaining and knew her history. She took the time to take photos with us at the end. Highly recommend!
Written 15 April 2024
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Brian Mitchell
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Destrehan House with our tour guide Jim. He was a former educator and his skills in explaining the history of the house were detailed and very interesting. He made it fun and interesting and really went into the slave historical aspect of the plantation which we found other places conveniently avoided or glossed over. Fascinating history here so make sure you add it as one of your stops and hopefully you'll get Jim as your guide!
Written 3 April 2024
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kristen p
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Jim was amazing ! Funny , knowledgeable, friendly , honest , and down to earth . We had a great time . We had been on a few other plantation tours already , and Jim was for sure our favorite
Written 2 April 2024
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Thomas
Louisville, KY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderfully accommodating! Ann answered all our questions, and Hazel kept our 1 year old occupied while we learned about the history of the house. Highly recommended!
Written 1 April 2024
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