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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (39 reviews)
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
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+1 504-764-9315
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"our tour guide"
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"thomas jefferson"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"historical society"
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"period costume"
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"great tour"
in 30 reviews
"the main house"
in 20 reviews
"river road"
in 14 reviews
"new orleans"
in 107 reviews
"explore the grounds"
in 5 reviews
"slave quarters"
in 16 reviews
"aaa discount"
in 6 reviews
"louisiana purchase"
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"live oak trees"
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"spanish moss"
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"louisiana history"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I certainly admit to having a preconceived idea of what a plantation would be like in the South. This one was a surprise because it was definitely more of a Caribbean/French plantation with a long history involving one family over many years. The original owner,...More

1  Thank Kathryn W
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Frank provided great detail regarding the plantation and the differences netween how slaves were viewed by French and Spanish versus English/Americans. Definitely woth the time and money.

1  Thank strobinson1
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Our visit to Destrehan Plantation was one part of a Greyline's Plantation and swamp. It was built in 1787 an has considerable history. It proved to be an ideal window into: the Creole system of slave management - a sharp reminder of the ills of...More

1  Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This plantation is almost like a living history venue. It has the house, but has other cabins, barns, old tools, and lots of historical items. the interpreters are well versed and entertaining. The history is engaging. The grounds are well maintained. They did not beat...More

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Evelyn our tour guide was excellent dressed in the period costume and very informative. Beautiful grounds and a great lesson in history thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend this tour to everyone.

1  Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We really enjoyed our tour of the plantation. Our tour guide was funny and informative. Really enjoyed hearing the history of some of the actual residents and slaves. The grounds and all the oak trees are beautiful.

1  Thank patriciaallman
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The plantation was not too far from French Quarter and the price of admission was very reasonable.

Thank Shirley C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was the first of several plantation homes that I visited while in NOLA and was one of the best. The docent (in period costume) was very informative and personable. The house itself has been well maintained and it appears that they are installing an...More

1  Thank 73Duck
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It was ok, close to NO, which was nice, but not what we expected. The 30-40 minute tour lasted an hour and didn’t cover much ground...the house is on the small side and very few things are original (a bed, armoire, and a few other...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour and exploring the grounds. They even offer a little scavenger hunt for kids and they get a prize at the end, which made my little ones pay extra close attention. The house itself has a really unique layout and there...More

Thank Jess R
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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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