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Destrehan Plantation

13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Reviewed yesterday

I've seen lots of plantations in my life, and there was really nothing to make this one stand out. There are some beautiful live oaks on the property. The tour was just average, and I felt like we overpaid for the tour. There was really...More

Thank sctigergrad07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visite à faire. Ancienne plantation de canne à sucre et d'indigo. Le monument est très bien restauré et la visite guidée est très intéressante et instructive (et effrayante parfois). Un grand merci à notre guide, Beverly, très sympathique et un livre ouvert sur l'histoire de...More

Thank amandine_LeDahu
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I visited Destrahan Plantation and had a phenomenal tour! Its a beautiful plantation with a ton of history that many will be surprised about and not know about. We had an amazing guide dressed in period piece named Yvonne who was so...More

1  Thank Jon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured several plantations and Destrehan was as interesting as the others. Love the spanish moss in the surrounding trees!

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Dec 28. Great tour given by Jane. Lots of good information and history. Enjoyed it very much. Best gift shop of all the Plantations visited, ten in total!

Thank 75NorthernGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting tour of an old southern slave plantation. they did a nice job restoring the plantation, which had been left in disarray for years, apparently. very sobering to tour the old slave quarters. my only complaint was that the tour guide was a little odd...More

Thank Yankeebaseball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This plantation is about a half-hour drive from New Orleans. Our tour guide, James, was very good. His voice was clear and the information he conveyed was detailed without being overwhelming. He was open to questions and explained rules (no photography of the delicate Jefferson...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and completed this tour. It was awesome as the tour guides were very knowledgeable about the plantation. They went over the treaty of Louisiana was purchased and how the plantation change from manufacturing indigo dye to becoming a sugar manufacture.

Thank jeffwU2958ED
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Destrehan was one of the multiple plantations that we've visited in my time being in Louisiana. We went to Destrehan Plantation on December 29, 2017, and it was perfect. We enjoyed this plantation house very much. - For the people with a baby stroller. This...More

2  Thank Kadin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My DH and two teens were in NOLA for a few days. We decided to head out of the city and drive along the Mississippi River for fun. We happened along Destrehan Plantation and stopped in for the tour. We were promised a 45 min...More

Thank GeorgiaWanderer
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19 February 2016|
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Response from Rocky7149 | Reviewed this property |
This property was small refinery owned by Standard Oil (Indiana)/Amoco. The mansion was the admin building for the site. When Amoco closed down the refinery (in the 70's as I recall), they created a trust and turned over... More