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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” (39 reviews)
“our tour guide” (73 reviews)
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LOCATION
13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
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+1 504-764-9315
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"thomas jefferson"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 73 reviews
"historical society"
in 6 reviews
"the main house"
in 19 reviews
"river road"
in 14 reviews
"period costume"
in 8 reviews
"new orleans"
in 103 reviews
"slave quarters"
in 15 reviews
"great tour"
in 27 reviews
"aaa discount"
in 6 reviews
"louisiana purchase"
in 8 reviews
"live oak trees"
in 7 reviews
"spanish moss"
in 10 reviews
"louisiana history"
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"step back in time"
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"answer questions"
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide whose presentation really brought you into the life on this plantation. Excellent restoration of historical settings. I only wish we could have seen some of the live demonstrations.

Thank HarryLJr
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

If you are in NOLA and have time for only one plantation, I would choose this one. It’s a very good combination of history, slave life, plantation owner life, good view of the house and other buildings and slave quarters and a lot of great...More

2  Thank Bingitt
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Our docent, Frank, was amazing! His knowledge of the history of the Destrehan Plantation and the local, national, and international influences on it, were fascinating and enlightening.

Thank Luanne C
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I've seen lots of plantations in my life, and there was really nothing to make this one stand out. There are some beautiful live oaks on the property. The tour was just average, and I felt like we overpaid for the tour. There was really...More

Thank sctigergrad07
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Visite à faire. Ancienne plantation de canne à sucre et d'indigo. Le monument est très bien restauré et la visite guidée est très intéressante et instructive (et effrayante parfois). Un grand merci à notre guide, Beverly, très sympathique et un livre ouvert sur l'histoire de...More

1  Thank amandine_LeDahu
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

My boyfriend and I visited Destrahan Plantation and had a phenomenal tour! Its a beautiful plantation with a ton of history that many will be surprised about and not know about. We had an amazing guide dressed in period piece named Yvonne who was so...More

1  Thank Jon B
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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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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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