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Destrehan Plantation

13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Destrehan Plantation on a combined Plantation/Swamp tour package from Gray Line Tours. The house and grounds are gorgeous, in a lovely location a short ride, 30 minutes or so, outside New Orleans. We had an engaging and informative tour hosted by our knowledgeable guide,...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The plantation in and of itself is not the best you can see but it's history is fascinating and our guide, Beverly, was informative, interesting, funny and made the visit wonderful. We all loved learning the history of the place and are so impressed with...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing tour with interesting history. Then see the grounds and film on your own. Many items to see and read at your own pace. Only 30 mins from NOLA and they open approx 9:00/9:30am, so it's a great short trip to see the plantation for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a 30 minute drive from New Orleans, this unassuming house sits close to the Mississippi River and is a beautifully peaceful location. Our guide took us round the house and explained the work done by the staff and owners of the plantation, with interesting...More

Thank Tosca1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative guide, lovely home, interesting history, beautiful grounds, gift shop, adequate parking. If visiting New Orleans, it's only about a 30 min. drive. Great for day trip.

Thank jgoinstn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience at this plantation home. The tour guide was Brenda, she was terrific. She was very knowledgeable about the property, laws of that time, and the family history of the owners. Definitely one of my favorite tours of our trip.

1  Thank TCB21
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I am awestruck hearing the stories of the long life of this majestic home and as I walk in the rooms where it all took place. Not all of the stories are good, as is the nature of history, but they are all provocative, they...More

Thank Zavoy
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Well I had the most amazing tour I have ever been on today. The house and grounds are absolutely stunning but the tour guide made my day and possibly my trip. Beverly was sweet, knowledgeable, entertaining and amazing. I wish I could have taken her...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It is a shame that LA doesn't offer a guide to the plantations of the area! After lots of research, we created our own driving tour of the area, beginning at Destrehan with the ladies at the St Charles Parish Tourist Info Center which is...More

Thank ncbunnie
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Learned from this tour what was grown, how owners, freemen and slaves lived, the differences between Louisiana's "Civic Law" (Napoleonic) and the British Common Law that the rest of America's laws were based, especially as they applied to slavery.

Thank Jacob G
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19 February 2016|
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Response from Rocky7149 | 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