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“Educational”

Destrehan Plantation
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Destrehan Plantation and 16 Passenger Airboat...
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Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Our visit to Destrehan Plantation was one part of a Greyline's Plantation and swamp. It was built in 1787 an has considerable history. It proved to be an ideal window into: the Creole system of slave management - a sharp reminder of the ills of slavery when you see first hand the dollar value that was place given to each person. The French Colonial architecture was interesting and the period costumed interpreters provided informative commentary on the Destrehen family, historical events and the unique architectural features of the plantation. A highly enjoyable and informative visit.

1  Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This plantation is almost like a living history venue. It has the house, but has other cabins, barns, old tools, and lots of historical items. the interpreters are well versed and entertaining. The history is engaging. The grounds are well maintained. They did not beat you over the head with the slavery issue. If that's your interest go to Whitney Plantation. This plantation tour gives you a look at farm life. I wasn't going to go to this house, but I am glad I did. I recommend it.

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Evelyn our tour guide was excellent dressed in the period costume and very informative. Beautiful grounds and a great lesson in history thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend this tour to everyone.

1  Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We really enjoyed our tour of the plantation. Our tour guide was funny and informative. Really enjoyed hearing the history of some of the actual residents and slaves. The grounds and all the oak trees are beautiful.

1  Thank patriciaallman
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The plantation was not too far from French Quarter and the price of admission was very reasonable.

Thank Shirley C
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