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“Great history, beautiful plantation and grounds, fabulous tour”

Destrehan Plantation
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Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The history of this plantation is very fascinating, with the original owner being instrumental in Louisiana becoming a state. There’s an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Secretary of State, giving Destrehan the authority to write the state constitution. The plantation recognizes the contributions and sad history of slavery on the land. Besides the main house, the buildings are fun to wander and get an idea of what life was like in the late 1700’s and 1800’s. And the giant live oak trees draped with Spanish moss are gorgeous to behold! Our tour guide was Jim and I highly recommend him! Incredibly knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Beautiful house, learned a lot about how plantations ran. Sad to see how poorly slaves were treated and considered lower than the livestock. The guide was very educational and answered all our questions thoroughly. Loved the tour

Thank Hayjulz213
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It was a great tour with lots of information and history. Beverly did an amazing job explaining everything and making us feel immersed in the experience. It's awesome to see the effort to provide the community and tourist an insight into the lives of those that lived on the plantation and its history.

Thank Suzshums
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My experience here was second to none. Our Historian/ Guide was Jim and he was absolutely fabulous. His knowledge, professionalism, and interest in the past and present of this plantation really shows. He truly knows what he’s talking about and went above and beyond for our group. Don was also very helpful and answered all my questions at the torchi and bousillage area (I was even allowed to get my hands dirty). I’d recommend this piece of history in a heart beat.

Thank ideanna
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I'd definitely recommend taking this tour! We learned so much from our wonderful tour guide and are so glad we took advantage of all the out-buildings' information/displays.

Thank Michelle B
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