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Destrehan Plantation

13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
504 764 9315
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have been to this mansion twice and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience each time. This plantation has also been the set for numerous movies. I would encourage going there during one of the annual local festivals. Just a good time hearing about history and the intricate part this family played in it. The house is a beautiful work of... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The place is not authentic, only the actual house is authentic. All the furniture is replicated and the guide was only decently knowledgeable. I asked some simple questions and she did not know the answers. The best thing is the original documents form the Louisiana Purchase, but no photos.

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Lady Lake, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A beautiful old plantation. Our tour guide Ellen was excellent and very knowledgeable about the property and the people who lived there. The house is a beautiful piece of history. The grounds are nice to see.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I went there with a tour group and when we went through the gift shop we saw it was $18.00 a person for an adult and I thought well, we will see how well this goes over! The price was already included in our tour, but, they may have gotten a cut rate due to the size of our tour.... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stopped here on our way to New Orleans for a weekend getaway. My wife and I have toured many, many plantations in Louisiana and Mississippi and I have to admit this was not one of the better ones. The house itself is quite nice and the grounds are kept up well enough. It's just that the staff seems uninterested... More

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Penfield, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had the pleasure of touring this plantation as a two part tour combined with Swamp Adventures. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer everyone's questions. We learned many things on this tour about life in general in pre Civil War New Orleans. The plantation itself has been restored to a point, though she explained it had... More

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Super place to visit. Oak Alley has more beautiful grounds and mansion but the history here is richer, with authentic documents and experienced guides. The food historian also added flavor to the visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Well. After calling two of our group "stupid people" I shouldn't have been surprised by our short tour with minimal explanation, irritation at being asked questions, complaints that she couldn't climb the stairs with us, shaking her finger while shouting "NO NO NO!" as one person innocently began to take a picture (without having been informed of this rule ahead... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I went to Destrehan Plantation yesterday. The efforts made by preservationists have been remarkable. I make an annual pilgrimage to a number of river road plantations each year and what impressed me most during this visit was the addition of new attractions. When I first started visiting the plantation the main house was the only attraction. Over the years they... More

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had two wonderful tour guides, Diane and Ellen. Diane is a descendant of the plantation owners. Somehow we ended up with a Danish tour group. I do not know if Diane is with the tour company or the plantation. Her stories were very interesting. The information shared by Diane and Ellen was fascinating as was the talk by the... More

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