The history of this plantation is very fascinating, with the original owner being instrumental in Louisiana becoming a state. There’s an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Secretary of State, giving Destrehan the authority to write the state constitution. The plantation recognizes the contributions and sad history of slavery on the land. Besides the main house, the buildings are fun to wander and get an idea of what life was like in the late 1700’s and 1800’s. And the giant live oak trees draped with Spanish moss are gorgeous to behold! Our tour guide was Jim and I highly recommend him! Incredibly knowledgeable and interesting.
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