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Destrehan Plantation
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Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and completed this tour. It was awesome as the tour guides were very knowledgeable about the plantation. They went over the treaty of Louisiana was purchased and how the plantation change from manufacturing indigo dye to becoming a sugar manufacture.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Destrehan was one of the multiple plantations that we've visited in my time being in Louisiana. We went to Destrehan Plantation on December 29, 2017, and it was perfect. We enjoyed this plantation house very much.
For the people with a baby stroller. This plantation house can accommodate all people with baby strollers. There is an elevator located on the plantation and can be easily accessed. Tour guides will wait for you.
For the kids: This plantation house also includes a little scavenger hunt. When you go to purchase your tickets, the cashier will ask (if you have a child) if your child would like to participate in the scavenger hunt.
A little bit about the plantation: This is the largest plantation in the Mississippi river valley. The plantation had many owners as wells as slaves. The plantations went from producing then selling indigo to a sugar cane plantation. You will hear the rest in the tour.
Included with your tour is a little ten minute video. You can view this either before or after your tour. I would recommend doing it before so you can learn just a little bit about the plantation.
Thanks for reading.

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Kadin M
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My DH and two teens were in NOLA for a few days. We decided to head out of the city and drive along the Mississippi River for fun. We happened along Destrehan Plantation and stopped in for the tour. We were promised a 45 min guided tour, but would up enjoying an hour and a half of stories and explanations by the dynamic and informative Beverly. Would absolutely recommend this as a great way to learn about plantation and Life in the early days of Louisiana. You can roam the outdoor exhibits before and after the tour as well. Time well spent indeed!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are on a River Road plantation tour- taking a few days to visit as many as we can. This was our first and we loved it. Beverly was our guide and she was knowledgeable and very personable. And, she memorized everyone’s name on the tour!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LeadFoot2014
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I first visited this plantation about two years ago, but this time we brought our 13 year old grandson. The jury is out as to how much he got out of the visit. We chose this house because it is one of the closest plantations to New Orleans. We took the guided tour of the house led by our guide Jim. He was very knowledgeable about the plantation and was a pleasure to listen to. Touring the outside grounds is free, but there is an admission for the house tour. The work put in the restore the house and grounds which were once the site of a refinery is visually astounding. Also, they didn't overlook the reality of slavery and the slave revolt that ended in the hangings of those who wanted to be free. It was a very nice visit. If we come back to the area, we will visit another plantation only because we have been here twice already.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank FloridaSunDevil
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