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Destrehan Plantation

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Address: 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
Phone Number: 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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Visited with a local and it was just beautiful....

The live oaks are stunning, and the house is equally as impressive. One important thing to bear in mind if you are a "purist" is that because the house fell into such a state... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience and had the best tour guide. Way toe go Candice!! Thank you for a great and informative experience the grounds were amazing and the added plus was the staff and out tour guide. Candice took us back to the grand days of Louisiana and the time of plantations rich in history.

Thank Kenneth C
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did my research and I wanted to toured this plantation - so we rented a car on Canal Street { with reservation before we left home ,CA } does take about 1 hour via freeways to get here , use my WAZE app on my cell to find this place Early at 9: 20 but had to wait for tour... More 

Thank Roxanne M
Plant City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The live oaks are stunning, and the house is equally as impressive. One important thing to bear in mind if you are a "purist" is that because the house fell into such a state disrepair, the furnishings in the home are period correct, but they are NOT original to the house. Our guide did a good job given the fact... More 

Thank KP D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We toured this lovely plantation on Saturday, February 6, 2015. It is a fantastic location. Not as grand as Oak Alley, but every bit as interesting. Our guide, Candace, was absolutely delightful!! She was very informative, very entertaining, very interesting. She kept the tour going at a good pace, but always took the time to answer questions and insert funny... More 

Thank turkey99
Kenner, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The teacher had been preparing my grandson's first grade class for this plantation outing by teaching her students about plantation life. We were fortunate to have Yvonne as our guide, who was patient with the young student's many questions. The plantstion has been beautifully restored and was fun for students, parents and this grandma.

Thank JBernard20
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during the Destrehan Plantation Festival and experienced lots of crafts and arts to purchase as well as the history of the beautiful plantation home and grounds, The tour guide was wonderful and dressed in period attire.

Thank dezigner2016
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Destrehan Plantation is not the grandest of the collection, but its a nice slice of the past...Close to French quarter maybe 30 to 35 minutes to get there.. Everyone we encountered at D estrehan from the gift store. on were cordial and nice. We were very fortunate to have Candace, our "guide"for the hour we strolled thru the mansion.She was... More 

Thank travelindude22
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I wanted to tour a plantation, but didn't want to drive too far from Nola. This plantation is pretty close, about 30 - 40 minutes away. It's small. You buy tickets in the gift shop, and the staff kinda seemed surprised to see us. There was some confusion as to who and where our tour guide was.... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful Saturday. Candice was our guide and she did a wonderful job relating the history of the families and the home. She went out of her way to make sure that our day was memorable even suggesting a nearby place for lunch. When we returned we ran into her again and she took... More 

Thank gwalton65
New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I live in the area and am a member of the Historical Society, I always learn something new when I bring visitors here. Thanks to Beverly today who gave us a great tour and even arranged for some umbrellas to appear at the appropriate moment. I first saw this home when it was in a state of disrepair, and... More 

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