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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
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

As soon as we met our tourguide, Beverly, we knew it was going to be an amazing experience: And we were right! Beverly was so eloquent, so humorous, and had such a gorgeous soul. She added her fluent comments and explanations to the amazing scenery...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We came here as part of a plantation/swamp combination tour and it was so beautiful and interesting! Our tour guide, Beverly, was very thorough in explaining things and made the tour very fun. I loved that Beverly shared stories about some of the specific slaves...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This has been our second time coming to this plantation. We enjoy it because it a little different from other plantations because of the French culture that is intertwined with it. We love how most of the plantation is left how it was. We had...More

1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Well presented tour, as part of Gray Lines tour out of the French Quarter. Historical and informative, the exceptional guide Laurence brought the plantation and its occupants to life. Anecdotes about both owners and slaves, and with potential skullduggery, illness and slave revolts, there’s something...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Recommend the guided tour. Worth the money and the money helps support a noble cause: preserving the plantation's history. Definitely enough here to fill the better part of a day, especially if you are someone interested in museums and history already.

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I loved this place! Our tour guide Beverly was so great and I loved learning all about the plantation and how it operated during that time. Highly Recommend for sure!

Thank Meredith S
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We had a free couple of hours before catching a flight home from New Orleans and stopped at Destrehan. Along with an interesting plantation house, the property includes slave quarters and demonstrations related to construction. Well worth a visit.

Thank dvandjay
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were delighted to have Beverly as our tour guide. She was very engaging and informative. She remembered our names and was a lot of fun! This is the oldest plantation on record to tour. They have an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson in...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great tour, cool gift shop and close to the airport. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the different cabins with printed signs were very educational. Would highly recommend a visit!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Evelyn our tour guide was excellent and so personable. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the plantation and had great stories about Louisiana when it was French and it’s create roots but also becoming a state and how it changed with...More

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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
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