We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Destrehan Plantation
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from...
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Destrehan
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Must do! Informative and picturesque. Other tours are costly, this was affordable and they offer AAA membership discounts. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. Beautiful location and loved that it was sponsored by a non-profit organization!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sealow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (513)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"thomas jefferson"
in 24 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 83 reviews
"gift shop"
in 42 reviews
"historical society"
in 9 reviews
"jefferson room"
in 5 reviews
"the main house"
in 22 reviews
"period costume"
in 11 reviews
"new orleans"
in 114 reviews
"river road"
in 14 reviews
"explore the grounds"
in 5 reviews
"great tour"
in 33 reviews
"slave quarters"
in 18 reviews
"louisiana purchase"
in 8 reviews
"spanish moss"
in 11 reviews
"live oak trees"
in 7 reviews
"louisiana history"
in 7 reviews
"oak alley"
in 16 reviews

66 - 70 of 513 reviews

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Beverly was superb!
She presented the history of this place so well you could almost feel you were there.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank shalaner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

If you want to learn about the brutalities of slavery or even grasp a basic understanding of how the enslaved were subjugated to the atrocities that they were then this is not the place for you.

However, if you’re interested to know how the plantation owners lived and the story their well preserved home then its worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Billy1991
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Beverly was a great tour interpreter at the plantation! She was knowledgeable, engaging, and the whole family loved the tour. Beautiful plantation and we learned a lot. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kelley B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Destrehan Plantation is a former Louisiana plantation notable for its antebellum mansion. It is located in southeast Louisiana near the town of Destrehan. During the 19th century, the plantation was a major producer of indigo and then sugar cane. Jean-Noël Destréhan (1754-1823), the first United States Senator from Louisiana in 1812, is the owner most commonly associated with the home. Destréhan was influential in transitioning the Orleans Territory into statehood. Construction of the home, built in the French Colonial style, began in 1787 under Charles Pacquet, a mulatto carpenter, and was completed for Robert Antoine Robin de Logny in 1790. For his efforts, Pacquet received one brute negro, a cow and calf, 100 bushels each of corn and rice, and $100 in cash. Destréhan and his wife, Marie-Claude Céleste Eléonore Robin de Logny (daughter of Robert Antoine Robin de Logny) purchased the plantation upon Robin de Logny's death in 1792 and raised 14 children in the home. Areas of the plantation on display include slave cabins, the plantation home, the outdoor kitchen, the field bell, the wash room, the school house, and a trapper’s cabin. Destrehan Plantation was involved in a major slave revolt in 1811. Eighteen rebels, including three of Jean-Noël Destréhan’s former slaves, were trialed and executed at the plantation. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation is currently under the care of the River Road Historical Society. The site is open to visitors daily from 9:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $7 for children (7-17). Admission includes a guided tour, demonstrations, and access to the dependency buildings. Parking is free. Destrehan Plantation was used as a location in the 1994 film “Interview with a Vampire” starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as well as the 2013 film “12 Years a Slave” staring Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank burr6013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Destrehan Plantation also viewed


Been to Destrehan Plantation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing