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Destrehan Plantation

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Address: 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
Phone Number: +1 504-764-9315
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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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Excellent tour guide!

Candace our tour guide, was extremely informative and fun! The property itself - is a must see... if you want learn about the history of the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Herriman, Utah
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Herriman, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Candace our tour guide, was extremely informative and fun! The property itself - is a must see... if you want learn about the history of the area.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Candace was a fantastic "tour guide". She is knowledgable, interacts, funny, moves it along. She is amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an excellent trip to learn about the eighteenth and nineteenth century history. The tour guide gave a lot of information. It makes you more appreciative of what you have and how far we have come.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Destrehan plantation is located about 30 minutes from New Orleans. We arrived late afternoon, just in time to catch a tour. Our guide Candace was friendly and funny. There is a short film to watch, then you are taken on a tour of the house which is really interesting. After the tour you are free to wander around the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so fun to explore with kids. It is so fun to explore and is very inexpensive. You can just show up and have lots of fun. It is next to the Mississippi River with lots of trees and amazing history. The tour guide named Beverly was incredible and is highly intelligent. She is very interactive and is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beverly made history come alive on our tour of Destrehan Plantation! The 6 of us were very impressed with her knowledge of the property and history in general. I recommend coming to this historic place located very close to New Orleans! Eat at the Seafood Pot a few miles away for wonderful meal!

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great tour with Beverly! She was very informative and expressive. She made the plantation become alive!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This plantation tours was well presented by our friendly and entertaining guide. It has an interesting history and is well worth a visit

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour was lead by Candace, and she presented the history in a very personable way. The house and the grounds were great. The best part is learning about the history of the plantations, slavery in LA, and history of the region. Convenient location right off the interstate.

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here as we were helping our friend move to Florida. We had Candace as a tour guide (though she told us her new official title and sadly I can't remember!) and she was amazing!!! She was so much fun and was so knowledgeable about everything! She even was nice enough to tell us about a wonderful staged photo... More 

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