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“Historic plantation 25 miles from New Orleans”

Destrehan Plantation
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Destrehan
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Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Reviewed 16 December 2017

I first visited this plantation about two years ago, but this time we brought our 13 year old grandson. The jury is out as to how much he got out of the visit. We chose this house because it is one of the closest plantations to New Orleans. We took the guided tour of the house led by our guide Jim. He was very knowledgeable about the plantation and was a pleasure to listen to. Touring the outside grounds is free, but there is an admission for the house tour. The work put in the restore the house and grounds which were once the site of a refinery is visually astounding. Also, they didn't overlook the reality of slavery and the slave revolt that ended in the hangings of those who wanted to be free. It was a very nice visit. If we come back to the area, we will visit another plantation only because we have been here twice already.

Thank FloridaSunDevil
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Candy Cane Celebration was a fun time for the entire family. The crafts and games were well-planned with ample supplies and help for the young children.

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Our group did a tour with Beverley, and she did a wonderful job talking about the history and not glossing it over. She also memorized all of our names (10 girls) by the end, which was impressive! The property is beautiful with it's mossy trees and greenery. As much as we got out of the tour, it was dampened by the two women working in the gift shop. We were there around closing time at the end of our tour, and when one of our girls asked to buy something they told her "no we have shut everything down." A few minutes later a couple, right in front of use, purchased several items. At the same time they locked the doors, and when we asked to be let out they told us to wait. They both stood there speaking to the couple, doing nothing, and only let us out when the couple was ready to leave. It was incredibly rude and unprofessional.

Thank Erica S
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

See how the rich lived in times gone by. Find out about the slaves and how they were treated, Details of the 1811uprising. Beautiful house and excellent guide . A must visit. A true reflection of history.

Thank Joe193
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Nice plantation to visit, and get the local history of how New Orleans was in the 1700's. Beautiful oak trees with the Spanish moss. If you are driving, you can hit several plantations on River Road. Laura and Oak Alley are others high on the list.

Thank pbnc63
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