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“Historic/living history destination”

Destrehan Plantation
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Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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 recommend it to history lovers.

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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.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

If you are looking for a lesson in history and a nice excursion, Destrehen is not too far away and the guides are fantastic. Jeanette was very knowledgeable about the plantation history including details of the family and the slaves who worked there. She also did a great job of describing the surrounding history. We chose Destrehen because it was close to New Orleans (only about 25 minute drive) as compared to some of the other plantations. We were able to Uber there and the tour + wandering around took about 1.5 hours. The live oaks on site are also amazing.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The second plantation we did today and our tour guide, Beverley was fantastic. There were 12 people in our group and she remembered all of them throughout the tour. The house and grounds are very interesting. This one is a recommend as well.

Thank teddifax1957
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