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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Informative guide, lovely home, interesting history, beautiful grounds, gift shop, adequate parking. If visiting New Orleans, it's only about a 30 min. drive. Great for day trip.

Thank jgoinstn
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had a great experience at this plantation home. The tour guide was Brenda, she was terrific. She was very knowledgeable about the property, laws of that time, and the family history of the owners. Definitely one of my favorite tours of our trip.

1  Thank TCB21
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I am awestruck hearing the stories of the long life of this majestic home and as I walk in the rooms where it all took place. Not all of the stories are good, as is the nature of history, but they are all provocative, they...More

Thank Zavoy
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Well I had the most amazing tour I have ever been on today. The house and grounds are absolutely stunning but the tour guide made my day and possibly my trip. Beverly was sweet, knowledgeable, entertaining and amazing. I wish I could have taken her...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It is a shame that LA doesn't offer a guide to the plantations of the area! After lots of research, we created our own driving tour of the area, beginning at Destrehan with the ladies at the St Charles Parish Tourist Info Center which is...More

Thank ncbunnie
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Learned from this tour what was grown, how owners, freemen and slaves lived, the differences between Louisiana's "Civic Law" (Napoleonic) and the British Common Law that the rest of America's laws were based, especially as they applied to slavery.

Thank Jacob G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What in incredible place of history. We had a very knowledgeable guide, and he took us back in time.

Thank David H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We decided to visit Destrehan since it was the closest plantation to New Orleans and so perfect for a half-day visit. It was a very good tour, especially with the chance to see the bousillage demonstrations and one of the oldest surviving plantation houses. I...More

Thank FionaYB
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We had the privilege of having a private tour with Beverly, who was so dedicated and told us all about the Dehestrian history. The tour gives you more insight of the "value" of a human being, and the upside and downside of the plantations in...More

Thank italodutch
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

It's should be on the to do list for a visit to New Orleans to visit one of the plantations, from my understanding only about 7 or so left so get in while they are still around. Included in your visit to Destrehan is a...More

Thank Jason S
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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