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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 1 week ago

We had the very delightful Evelyn as our tour guide. She took us back to how life was 200 years ago. It was very informative and fun.

Thank nid0667
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour, cool gift shop and close to the airport. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the different cabins with printed signs were very educational. Would highly recommend a visit!

Thank kathleenmI5825UL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Evelyn our tour guide was excellent and so personable. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the plantation and had great stories about Louisiana when it was French and it’s create roots but also becoming a state and how it changed with...More

Thank Chuck T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The plantation is bigger than I thought. Docent in period costume is a nice touch. There is even a demonstration of tools used in carpentry for construction of building during that time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent tour guide and really appreciated learning about the 1811 revolt. They were also flexible with our tour time which was helpful. Thank you!

Thank Melinda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected more "dust road" walking on steamy hot day; was NOT the case. Not stressful close in buildings; most A/C'd. Great guides; all better than expected

Thank Pepper B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plantation life sounds like it would have been so cool .. Big porches, summer breezes and lots of lemonade and mint juleps .. And, maybe, it was for the family who owned/operated the property. But the reality is that many enslaved persons performed all the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been on several Plantation tours in as many days and I have to say this was the worst. The tour guide rushed us from room to room, speaking very fast and in her haste she almost forgot to show us the Jefferson room. I...More

Thank bina1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Are guide Susan was very knowledgeable and very informative a pleasure to speak with and interesting. Lots of History you would never know without a visit to the plantation house.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The focus is on the main house with supplemental info about slave quarters and slave life. Tour took approximately one hour touring the house describing several generations of owners and living conditions of the past. From the outside, the main house looks larger than life,...More

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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