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Destrehan Plantation

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Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of the plantation was outstanding, the guides very knowledgeable. The staff even went out of their way to suggest how best we could use our time there, to maximize our visit and see and listen to as many things. Also it is close...More

Thank deogratiasopade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historical society has really done a fantastic job restoring the plantation and keeping this important history alive. Very neat that they have left several viewing windows to the walls and "attic" open to see the construction techniques and tenon & mortise techniques along with...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a marvelous time! Our guide was very well informed on the times, owners, plantation and she welcomed our many questions.

Thank Frances K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour guide was friendly, but less than impressive. Given our time restraint on this trip to NOLA, we're glad we went, but don't expect a 5-star experience like the Whitney Plantation. Save time to really look at the register of slave names and descriptions on...More

Thank 75205Traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I've been a Louisiana resident my entire life, this tour gave me a greater historical understanding of the area. The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Beverly did a great job keeping the children and adults engaged throughout the tour.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time my family and I have visited a plantation house and it was an impressive, large and beautiful plantation with many items to look at, a lot of history, and many acres of land. There is a guided tour included with...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we met our tourguide, Beverly, we knew it was going to be an amazing experience: And we were right! Beverly was so eloquent, so humorous, and had such a gorgeous soul. She added her fluent comments and explanations to the amazing scenery...More

1  Thank alessandrat67
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We came here as part of a plantation/swamp combination tour and it was so beautiful and interesting! Our tour guide, Beverly, was very thorough in explaining things and made the tour very fun. I loved that Beverly shared stories about some of the specific slaves...More

1  Thank Gypsy2389
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This has been our second time coming to this plantation. We enjoy it because it a little different from other plantations because of the French culture that is intertwined with it. We love how most of the plantation is left how it was. We had...More

1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Well presented tour, as part of Gray Lines tour out of the French Quarter. Historical and informative, the exceptional guide Laurence brought the plantation and its occupants to life. Anecdotes about both owners and slaves, and with potential skullduggery, illness and slave revolts, there’s something...More

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Response from Phil G | 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