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Address: 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
Phone Number: 504 764 9315
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Description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower...
Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans

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Great architecture and history - bring your walking shoes!

Did a 2-part tour where this plantation was at the end. Sobering how much had gone on here with great non-dramatized-stories. They filmed a few things here - 12 years a slave... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

First thing:bring comfortable foot wear it is a lot of walking but so worth it. The educational information you receive while on the tour is amazing. I personally do not like history but this I loved. To know this plantation was built in 1787 finally completed in 1790, and has withstood all the bad weather that gets thrown at louisiana... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Did a 2-part tour where this plantation was at the end. Sobering how much had gone on here with great non-dramatized-stories. They filmed a few things here - 12 years a slave and Interview with a Vampire, so it was cool to see that too. Also had an original document signed by Jefferson and Madison. Tour guide was very informative... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was a 5 hour narrated tour. The bus was ride was comfortable and the guide was personable and historically knowledgeable. Never having been to this part of Louisiana before, the ride was a big treat to me,,,,,,, it was beautiful! The tour started at the plantation and had some of the original furnishings and a lot of the original... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited the Destrehan Plantation as part of a graylines plantation and swamp tour. For the Destrehan portion our guide was Emily, who was very informative, funny, and charming. Walking through the rooms of the house she gave us a history of the plantation and the family who ran it. After this tour we had time to explore for ourselves.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Spent about 1 1/2 hours viewing home and grounds. Interested to see the wealth in a plantation mansion. Thankful it was saved from the brink of deterioration. Tour guide gave enough information to make it interesting. About 15 miles from NOLA. We were passing by, so wasn't far off the interstate to take it in. Interesting if you like the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This plantation is closest to New Orleans and was a good example of how a smaller Creole plantation evolved into a more “modern” Greek Revival home as architectural styles changed. Our guide did an excellent job of pointing out tricks to take advantage of the climate to cool the homes (those allees of trees at a 90° angle to the... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour and learned a lot. With the exception, all the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The home was fascinating, as were the demonstrations outside.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

An interesting tour of the plantation with some of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen. Rich with history and beauty. Frank, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Tour guide was very knowlagable and entertaining, accurate displays, and the gift shop wasn't over priced.

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Bochum, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited Destehen Plantation during our stay in New Orleans, when we didnt want to drive downtown, because - honestly - diving in New Orleans is masochistic! From Kenner it was only a 20 minute drive on Hwy. 61 and River Road. Latter was supposed to be beautiful, going right by the Mississippi River and connecting all the other plantations... More 

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