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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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Manhattan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Good news: tour guide was nervous but fairly knowledgeable and had some interesting facts to share, and the main house was air conditioned. Bad news: almost nothing on the premises is original (the home was abandoned and left to deteriorate for years and was essentially rebuilt).All the furnishings and even the slave quarters were imported from some other place. The... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This plantation is close to New Orleans. I was surprised to find it placed between large industry but on the grounds you can't tell. Also, the house exterior is not as ornate as others but offers a rich history. Tour guides in period costume are knowledgable and lovely. The tour focuses a lot on the house and the family but... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My visit to this beautiful plantation could not have been better. The view from the second floor gallery is stunning, and the tour narratives by Ruth were both historically accurate and entertaining. Lastly, another great part of the visit was the rope making demonstration by Jonathan. Jonathan was so eager about rope making that it made the demonstration all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

dont miss out on a good few hours out, really nice guide, johnathon, ask for him when you go, we had the food and rope demonstration and i thoroughly enjoy every part of the day. the house is really well looked after and preserved, its worth evwry penny

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very informative. We had a blacksmith demonstration that was nice. The tour guide was dressed in period clothes. There was handicapped access to everything. Beautiful lawn and trees. The home was beautiful. Slave revolt exhibit and are was informative. Nice tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We chose this plantation as it was closest to NOLA and we weren't disappointed. Its a lovely site, with an informative tour, several exhibitions, an excellent demonstration area (we were there to see the blacksmith demo) and a good gift shop. It wasn't hugely expensive to get in. You are only allowed in the house with the tour guide. Unfortunately... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This plantation tour was very educational. Our guide took us back in time and was very knowledgable. Great history lesson for kids. The house is spectacular and the grounds erie as it only made me sad to see some of the slaves cabins.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

this was my first plantation visit ever and i was very pleased. beautiful grounds, nice guided tour, very informative.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a restored plantation on the river in New Orleans. Due to the long years of negligence prior to restoration, the exterior and interior are not as grand as some of the more popular plantations. My family took the basic tour which was enjoyable, a pretty typical tour like what you would get at Magnolia Mound. Probably the most... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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