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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 7 October 2018 via mobile

I would recommend a journey to the site of this plantation. The caretakers have done an admirable job to restore the property to the former glory. Our guide was knowledgeable and proud of the site. The gift shop matched the history of the site and...More

Thank Huron3000
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This was my first plantation visit. I was not sure what to expect but I was not disappointed. The gift shop is quaint and filled with your standard gift shop trinkets. Beyond the memorabilia, the grounds are fantastic. The Spanish moss supervises the bright green...More

1  Thank Ashlyn H
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A great find as not one of the more popular plantation houses but the History was handled in a "kid gloves" way which as it was my first visit to this kind of establishment, I'm still pondering whether I would have preferred a more gritty...More

Thank kayjin123
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

1  Thank deogratiasopade
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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 24 August 2018

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 21 August 2018

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 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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

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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