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Destrehan Plantation

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Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour online. Make sure you leave enough time to get your voucher from the ticket office if you book with Greyline, which can have long queues. The tour itself was good though. The guides, dressed in historical costumes were knowledgable and made the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

This plantation is only 30 minutes away from New Orleans. The tour is the best in describing plantation life from the point of view of the slaves and those of the owner's family. It was interesting that there were different rules for slaves for owners...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank priscoharley
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Loved our tour of the Destrehan Plantation. We went for the 1st tour on a Sunday morning. Our docent, Kathy, was awesome. We learned a lot about the French slave culture and the history of the Plantation itself. It’s a beautiful, quiet place to visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The tour of this plantation was very informative. The tour guide was very knowledgable and passionate about the history of the family. The only complaint I would have is that the group moved through the tour into various rooms and the guide would start talking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit some less promoted plantations (not that this wasn't promoted) but Oak Alley was really neat but we were rushed around being part of a tour group and this time we rented a car and drove out on our own. Tours were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this plantation house, so much history. Our guide Jim was knowledgable with a good mix of humour. Learnt so much, would love to go back. This visit was part of a plantation house & swap visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jojocoop
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This plantation was extremely interesting and beautiful. I highly recommend visiting during the week to avoid any crowds but would go back again any time. Beverly was our guide and she was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgeable and was eager to answer all of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank thesaurusspot
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour we took. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, as well as being open to questions. The gentleman who is demonstrating the making of the insulation out of the Spanish moff was very informative, as well as being very friendly. Overall a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin S
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour from Beverly! This is a great tour full of information about the previous residents as well as American history. The house is beautiful and Beverly did an amazing job making the presentation lively as well as informative. Thank you!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rjellis
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I would recommend a journey to the site of this plantation. The caretakers have done an admirable job to restore the property to the former glory. Our guide was knowledgeable and proud of the site. The gift shop matched the history of the site and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Phil G | 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