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Destrehan Plantation

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Address: 13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
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+1 504-764-9315
09:00 - 16:00
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Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi...

Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Destrehan - then and now

20 or so years ago I went on a tour at Destrehan. Yesterday (4/26/17) I went again. What an improvement. Our tour guide yesterday, Beverly, was full of information, presented... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lynn M
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

20 or so years ago I went on a tour at Destrehan. Yesterday (4/26/17) I went again. What an improvement. Our tour guide yesterday, Beverly, was full of information, presented clearly and moved along. The description and depiction of the enslaved peoples was respectful, accurate and clearly treated as people. 20 years ago that was not the case. 20 years... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Close to New Orleans, this was the perfect day trip. Our guide, Beverly, was absolutely fantastic! She was entertaining and welcoming and her depth of knowledge was superb! The plantation was lovely and the grounds are simply beautiful.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beverly, our tour guide, was fantastic! It was obvious that she cared about people as she first learned our names and referred to us by name throughout the tour. She knew the history of the plantation well, gave us background about the foliage, the daily life, the architecture, the Destrahan family, the slaves who lived and served the Destrehans. We... More 

1 Thank SatisfiedCheryl
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though timing prevented me from touring the home, the gift shop and setting were lovely. The shop had a myriad of cookbooks and mementos at very reasonable prices.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Plantation is one of the closest to New Orleans and has guided tours by people dressed period clothing they also will provide information regarding the history of the area, slaves and of a Revolt that occurred in the local parishes multiple buildings and a gift shop where you purchased your tickets for the main house tour. A must see... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would like to start by thanking Jim, our tour guide, for the interesting and informative tour he gave us. The Destrehan Plantation is well worth a visit to see an old plantation house as well as the reclaimed slave cabins. A great insight to the way both sides lived and the history of the families. The house and grounds... More 

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in NOLA with our kids (ages 16 -5) looking for something different to do. This is a short drive from the city. The grounds are beautiful and it's a nice quiet break that is just the right amount of time (not too long or short). The tour, including our looking/walking around took about an hour total. We... More 

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plantation is beautiful and very well cared for. It's an easy drive from New Orleans. The history is well preserved and the story well told, especially by Beverly! Definitely Find her for your tour if you can!! Some beautiful photo spots and some much needed fresh air :).

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Elk River, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and we couldn't take the next tour because a bus was on the way, they referred us to a restaurant down the road ( which gets 5 stars BTW). When we came back, the next tour was filled so we waited even longer. Our guide was not great. Questions our tour asked were not really answered and the... More 

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are lovely and the focus of the staff on telling the story of the people who lived on the plantation really brings the place to life. Our tour guide, Beverly, was wonderful. She was very friendly and, perhaps more importantly, exceptionally knowledgeable on the subject matter. It was a fantastic experience!

Thank Deborah S

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