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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (73 reviews)
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
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"thomas jefferson"
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"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 73 reviews
"historical society"
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"the main house"
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"river road"
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"period costume"
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"new orleans"
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"slave quarters"
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"great tour"
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"aaa discount"
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"louisiana purchase"
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"live oak trees"
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"spanish moss"
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"louisiana history"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Destrehan Plantation was one part of a Greyline's Plantation and swamp. It was built in 1787 an has considerable history. It proved to be an ideal window into: the Creole system of slave management - a sharp reminder of the ills of...More

Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This plantation is almost like a living history venue. It has the house, but has other cabins, barns, old tools, and lots of historical items. the interpreters are well versed and entertaining. The history is engaging. The grounds are well maintained. They did not beat...More

Thank John D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Evelyn our tour guide was excellent dressed in the period costume and very informative. Beautiful grounds and a great lesson in history thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend this tour to everyone.

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We really enjoyed our tour of the plantation. Our tour guide was funny and informative. Really enjoyed hearing the history of some of the actual residents and slaves. The grounds and all the oak trees are beautiful.

Thank patriciaallman
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The plantation was not too far from French Quarter and the price of admission was very reasonable.

Thank Shirley C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was the first of several plantation homes that I visited while in NOLA and was one of the best. The docent (in period costume) was very informative and personable. The house itself has been well maintained and it appears that they are installing an...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It was ok, close to NO, which was nice, but not what we expected. The 30-40 minute tour lasted an hour and didn’t cover much ground...the house is on the small side and very few things are original (a bed, armoire, and a few other...More

Thank JessicaCahill
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour and exploring the grounds. They even offer a little scavenger hunt for kids and they get a prize at the end, which made my little ones pay extra close attention. The house itself has a really unique layout and there...More

Thank Jess R
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

During my trip to LA I visited a total of five plantations and I have to say this was one of my favorite plantation tours. First off I loved that Destrehan Plantation wasn't over gimmicked and focused on the truth of the history of the...More

Thank krasnaria
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Must do! Informative and picturesque. Other tours are costly, this was affordable and they offer AAA membership discounts. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. Beautiful location and loved that it was sponsored by a non-profit organization!

Thank Sealow
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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
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