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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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“gift shop” (39 reviews)
“our tour guide” (76 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
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+1 504-764-9315
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"thomas jefferson"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 76 reviews
"historical society"
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"period costume"
in 10 reviews
"the main house"
in 19 reviews
"river road"
in 14 reviews
"new orleans"
in 105 reviews
"great tour"
in 28 reviews
"slave quarters"
in 15 reviews
"aaa discount"
in 6 reviews
"louisiana purchase"
in 8 reviews
"live oak trees"
in 7 reviews
"spanish moss"
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"louisiana history"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The focus is on the main house with supplemental info about slave quarters and slave life. Tour took approximately one hour touring the house describing several generations of owners and living conditions of the past. From the outside, the main house looks larger than life,...More

Thank 6_Speed_Automatic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Destrehan is just beautiful besides being an object of the extensive history of the area through different periods of time. The home is lovely. It's very authentic and maintained to a high standard. The grounds are very pretty and a wonderful place to sit and...More

Thank barbaragwen270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of enslavement and how owners and slaves lived is brought to life by a compelling guided tour of this plantation house. Reserve two hours to get full value. This really is a lovingly restored, important slice of history you will experience. Thanks for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and i took the tour and we really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was very good, (Found out it was his 1st tour) he was very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour guide was great in telling history of the plantation from the time it was built tp presnt day. Very interesting information on how it was constructed. We enjoyed it.

Thank billoconnor329
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first of the plantations I visited and I enjoyed the tour which was led by an informative guide who I had all to myself. She presented a fairly multi-dimensional view of the history of the place. Well worth the time.

Thank CDN_GAL-ivanting
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great historical trip. I recommend taking the tour and learning some of the history. Beverly, our tour guide, was phenomenal. She made the tour funny and interesting, while also showing great respect for the history of the enslaved.

1  Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well-rounded plantation stop if you are short on time and don't want to drive too far from New Orleans. The guide in her hoop skirt gave a well balanced presentation about the plantation owners as well as the enslaved people. There is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide, Frank, was very informative. We enjoyed the history of the plantation. Very much recommend this plantation.

Thank 5powersfamily
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Guide Jim - was in Period Costume and very knowledgeable about the History of the Spanish, French, owners of this sugar cane plantation. Amazing History.

Thank barbaraaV5307EI
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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
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