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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 4 weeks ago

We were delighted to have Beverly as our tour guide. She was very engaging and informative. She remembered our names and was a lot of fun! This is the oldest plantation on record to tour. They have an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson in...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 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 7 July 2018 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 7 July 2018 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 5 July 2018

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 1 July 2018

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 30 June 2018

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 27 June 2018 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 17 June 2018

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