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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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“our tour guide” (73 reviews)
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
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"thomas jefferson"
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"gift shop"
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"our tour guide"
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"historical society"
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"the main house"
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"river road"
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"period costume"
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"new orleans"
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"slave quarters"
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"great tour"
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"aaa discount"
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"louisiana purchase"
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"live oak trees"
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"spanish moss"
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour and exploring the grounds. They even offer a little scavenger hunt for kids and they get a prize at the end, which made my little ones pay extra close attention. The house itself has a really unique layout and there...More

Thank Jess R
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

During my trip to LA I visited a total of five plantations and I have to say this was one of my favorite plantation tours. First off I loved that Destrehan Plantation wasn't over gimmicked and focused on the truth of the history of the...More

Thank krasnaria
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Must do! Informative and picturesque. Other tours are costly, this was affordable and they offer AAA membership discounts. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. Beautiful location and loved that it was sponsored by a non-profit organization!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Beverly was superb! She presented the history of this place so well you could almost feel you were there.

1  Thank Shalane R
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

If you want to learn about the brutalities of slavery or even grasp a basic understanding of how the enslaved were subjugated to the atrocities that they were then this is not the place for you. However, if you’re interested to know how the plantation...More

1  Thank Billy1991
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Beverly was a great tour interpreter at the plantation! She was knowledgeable, engaging, and the whole family loved the tour. Beautiful plantation and we learned a lot. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

1  Thank Kelley B
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Destrehan Plantation is a former Louisiana plantation notable for its antebellum mansion. It is located in southeast Louisiana near the town of Destrehan. During the 19th century, the plantation was a major producer of indigo and then sugar cane. Jean-Noël Destréhan (1754-1823), the first United...More

3  Thank burr6013
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Well restored late 1700 plantation house with a few support buildings of the sugar plantation including summer kitchen. Very knowledgeable interperter and well kept grounds. Also enjoyed gift shop.

Thank dutter1
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This Plantation is close to NOLA. The French history and political connections were very interesting. The guide was extremely good he dressed the period and knew a great deal more than the usual employees at these historical venues. We had a great experience and highly...More

1  Thank Allen H
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Close to New Orleans, oldest plantation house still standing in MIssissippi valley. Amazing old live oak trees. Great guides--ours, Jim, was great about showing us details of the building's construction. The story of the estate gives honest window into the facts of slavery as well.

Thank saoakman
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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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