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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 30 December 2017

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 28 December 2017 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
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are on a River Road plantation tour- taking a few days to visit as many as we can. This was our first and we loved it. Beverly was our guide and she was knowledgeable and very personable. And, she memorized everyone’s...More

Thank LeadFoot2014
Reviewed 16 December 2017

I first visited this plantation about two years ago, but this time we brought our 13 year old grandson. The jury is out as to how much he got out of the visit. We chose this house because it is one of the closest plantations...More

Thank FloridaSunDevil
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Candy Cane Celebration was a fun time for the entire family. The crafts and games were well-planned with ample supplies and help for the young children.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Our group did a tour with Beverley, and she did a wonderful job talking about the history and not glossing it over. She also memorized all of our names (10 girls) by the end, which was impressive! The property is beautiful with it's mossy trees...More

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 25 November 2017

See how the rich lived in times gone by. Find out about the slaves and how they were treated, Details of the 1811uprising. Beautiful house and excellent guide . A must visit. A true reflection of history.

Thank Joe193
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Nice plantation to visit, and get the local history of how New Orleans was in the 1700's. Beautiful oak trees with the Spanish moss. If you are driving, you can hit several plantations on River Road. Laura and Oak Alley are others high on the...More

Thank pbnc63
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The history of this plantation is very fascinating, with the original owner being instrumental in Louisiana becoming a state. There’s an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Secretary of State, giving Destrehan the authority to write the state constitution. The plantation recognizes...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Beautiful house, learned a lot about how plantations ran. Sad to see how poorly slaves were treated and considered lower than the livestock. The guide was very educational and answered all our questions thoroughly. Loved the tour

Thank Hayjulz213
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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