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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (35 reviews)
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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"
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"our tour guide"
in 75 reviews
"gift shop"
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"historical society"
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"period costume"
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"the main house"
in 20 reviews
"river road"
in 14 reviews
"new orleans"
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"slave quarters"
in 16 reviews
"great tour"
in 27 reviews
"louisiana purchase"
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"live oak trees"
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"spanish moss"
in 10 reviews
"louisiana history"
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"step back in time"
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"answer questions"
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"sugar cane"
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent tour guide and really appreciated learning about the 1811 revolt. They were also flexible with our tour time which was helpful. Thank you!

Thank Melinda T
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We expected more "dust road" walking on steamy hot day; was NOT the case. Not stressful close in buildings; most A/C'd. Great guides; all better than expected

Thank Pepper B
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Plantation life sounds like it would have been so cool .. Big porches, summer breezes and lots of lemonade and mint juleps .. And, maybe, it was for the family who owned/operated the property. But the reality is that many enslaved persons performed all the...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Have been on several Plantation tours in as many days and I have to say this was the worst. The tour guide rushed us from room to room, speaking very fast and in her haste she almost forgot to show us the Jefferson room. I...More

Thank bina1961
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Are guide Susan was very knowledgeable and very informative a pleasure to speak with and interesting. Lots of History you would never know without a visit to the plantation house.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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 14 June 2018

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 9 June 2018

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

1  Thank Duffman23
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 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.

1  Thank Chillin with Fr... a
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

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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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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