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Destrehan Plantation
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Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My DH and two teens were in NOLA for a few days. We decided to head out of the city and drive along the Mississippi River for fun. We happened along Destrehan Plantation and stopped in for the tour. We were promised a 45 min guided tour, but would up enjoying an hour and a half of stories and explanations by the dynamic and informative Beverly. Would absolutely recommend this as a great way to learn about plantation and Life in the early days of Louisiana. You can roam the outdoor exhibits before and after the tour as well. Time well spent indeed!

Thank GeorgiaWanderer
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are on a River Road plantation tour- taking a few days to visit as many as we can. This was our first and we loved it. Beverly was our guide and she was knowledgeable and very personable. And, she memorized everyone’s name on the tour!

Thank LeadFoot2014
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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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