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Destrehan Plantation

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Address: 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
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+1 504-764-9315
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi...

Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Very personable tour of an interesting plantation

Our tour guide (Beverly) was fantastic.The tour was not rushed and there is a lot of history with this plantation.Very easy to get to and a nice gift shop.Tour is 45 min-1 hour... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide (Beverly) was fantastic.The tour was not rushed and there is a lot of history with this plantation.Very easy to get to and a nice gift shop.Tour is 45 min-1 hour and they offer AAA discount too

Thank Robert S
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exterior of the building is quite beautiful but the surrounding buildings and interior were not particularly interesting. We waited ages for the tour to begin.

Thank Gstronomique
Destrehan, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Destrehan Plantation offers a great introduction to the typical Southern Plantation. It is set up from a time well before the Civil War, unlike most of the other plantations in the area, and includes slave quarters and out buildings as well as the plantation house. The history is very interesting. There is a room set aside where the wall board... More 

Thank Sharon F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing tour of the plantation. Learned a lot! Could tell the tour guide, Beverly, really cared about showing us a good time and making sure we got a lot out of it! Thank you, Beverly!

Thank Taylor W
St Augustine FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this plantation because it was closest to town and we had limited time. If you go, take the river road which is much more pleasant than other routes. This is a different style house from the stereotypical plantation, but still very striking. A number of outbuildings, like kitchen and laundry, had also been restored. Don't miss the building... More 

Thank havaneseangel
Bay Head, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really worth the trip! It was beautiful and very informative. Bonnie, our tour guide, was absolutely amazing! She was very knowledgeable and funny. She kept us entertained the entire time. If you are going, ask for Bonnie!

Thank April B
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family trip to Destrehan Plantation turned to be a highlight to our first visit to NOLA a year ago this month. Our guide Frank was very informed on what life was like on the Plantation and with quick wit we were delightfully enlightened and entertained during the tour. Highly recommend a visit to this well preserved piece of American... More 

Thank foodster70
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Candice was our tour guide. Her passion for history and Destrehan Plantation made for an excellent tour! We had three teenage girls looking for ghost-lore. Not too much to be had, but a fun and informative trip nonetheless.

Thank Elizabeth B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour through the house! Candice was amazing! We had so much fun with her. She has been working at the plantation for 13 years and knows her history. She's so funny and joined in on our group's fun. She knew a lot of tidbits that made it very interesting. We did a late afternoon tour, I'm not sure if... More 

Thank Patrick B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing history here you can tell there's a lot of caring people working hard to preserve this important piece of history. Candace was an excellent tour guide! I would highly recommend coming here

Thank Richard J

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