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Destrehan Plantation

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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 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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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Destrehan is just beautiful besides being an object of the extensive history of the area through different periods of time. The home is lovely. It's very authentic and maintained to a high standard. The grounds are very pretty and a wonderful place to sit and...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

The history of enslavement and how owners and slaves lived is brought to life by a compelling guided tour of this plantation house. Reserve two hours to get full value. This really is a lovingly restored, important slice of history you will experience. Thanks for...More

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Response from Phil G | 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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