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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tour guide was excellent with my young children. He explained things to their level and was patient with their questions. Good balance of explanation of slave and plantation information.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amy1joyful
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the tour with Beverly on November 14. She was an excellent guide, making this one of my favorite tours I have yet taken.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SanDiegoCoco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EJM2005
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank priscoharley
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kimmac22
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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