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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Destrehan. We had a very informative guide (dressed in period attire) who was articulate and well-educated on the history of the plantation. Definitely put it on your 'To Do' list when in the New Orleans vicinity.
Destrehan Plantation is only half an hour from New Orleans, so I was surprised that we did not see more visitors to this historically interesting and beautiful site on the Thursday we were there. There is not only the main house furnished in period style,...More
The plantation tour was a great experience and Beverly our guide was the best! Very knowledgeable, always open to answer any and all questions, and just a sweet person! This plantation has a very interesting history and they cover the good and the bad of...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 the site as a non-profit to manage it.