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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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“gift shop” (36 reviews)
“our tour guide” (69 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 36 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 69 reviews
"historical society"
in 5 reviews
"river road"
in 15 reviews
"the main house"
in 18 reviews
"period costume"
in 8 reviews
"new orleans"
in 102 reviews
"slave quarters"
in 15 reviews
"aaa discount"
in 6 reviews
"louisiana purchase"
in 8 reviews
"spanish moss"
in 10 reviews
"nice tour"
in 10 reviews
"live oak trees"
in 6 reviews
"louisiana history"
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"oak alley"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Toured several plantations and Destrehan was as interesting as the others. Love the spanish moss in the surrounding trees!

Thank JohnandJaneS
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Dec 28. Great tour given by Jane. Lots of good information and history. Enjoyed it very much. Best gift shop of all the Plantations visited, ten in total!

Thank 75NorthernGirl
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Interesting tour of an old southern slave plantation. they did a nice job restoring the plantation, which had been left in disarray for years, apparently. very sobering to tour the old slave quarters. my only complaint was that the tour guide was a little odd...More

Thank Yankeebaseball
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This plantation is about a half-hour drive from New Orleans. Our tour guide, James, was very good. His voice was clear and the information he conveyed was detailed without being overwhelming. He was open to questions and explained rules (no photography of the delicate Jefferson...More

Thank RachelRaven
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and completed this tour. It was awesome as the tour guides were very knowledgeable about the plantation. They went over the treaty of Louisiana was purchased and how the plantation change from manufacturing indigo dye to becoming a sugar manufacture.

Thank jeffwU2958ED
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Destrehan was one of the multiple plantations that we've visited in my time being in Louisiana. We went to Destrehan Plantation on December 29, 2017, and it was perfect. We enjoyed this plantation house very much. - For the people with a baby stroller. This...More

2  Thank Kadin M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My DH and two teens were in NOLA for a few days. We decided to head out of the city and drive along the Mississippi River for fun. We happened along Destrehan Plantation and stopped in for the tour. We were promised a 45 min...More

Thank GeorgiaWanderer
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are on a River Road plantation tour- taking a few days to visit as many as we can. This was our first and we loved it. Beverly was our guide and she was knowledgeable and very personable. And, she memorized everyone’s...More

Thank LeadFoot2014
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I first visited this plantation about two years ago, but this time we brought our 13 year old grandson. The jury is out as to how much he got out of the visit. We chose this house because it is one of the closest plantations...More

Thank FloridaSunDevil
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Candy Cane Celebration was a fun time for the entire family. The crafts and games were well-planned with ample supplies and help for the young children.

Thank Judy C
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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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