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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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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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One of the oldest Plantation Homes

We just visited this Plantation Home last month and the restoration is very nice. You can imagine living back in time during the French occupation of the South. One of the many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Columbia, TN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Destrehan Plantation. A beautiful old southern belle sitting right there on the Mississippi River. The tour guides were very knowledgeable of the old ways as well as the family's history and descendants. It's worth the trip out from NOLA to see how things used to be when the sugar barons ruled the region.

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Imperial
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Absolutely beautiful example of past Southern plantation living. Beautiful home & gardens, very friendly staff. Knowledgeable guides & helpful staff. Close to New Orleans & easy to find. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This famous plantation is a movie site for Interview with a Vampire and 12 Years a Slave for a reason. Very historic setting. The tour was very nice with Alan. He was informative and kind. It's very close to the airport. ...about 15 minutes away so it's a good way to do something before heading on out....

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Belleville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

This lovingly restored property gives one a small window of this areas history. Our interpreter was well informed and I learned new and interesting facts about the historic events that occurred on this site. We were shown a demonstration of bousillage,used in building homes. Very interesting. The entry prices are reasonable and tour good value.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What a pleasant surprise this was. It was quite easy to find along the mighty Mississippi and much closer to town than the others. It also seemed to be the least commercialized of the plantations that we visited. Admission was the most reasonable we paid with discounts for AAA membership and senior citizens. Photos may not be taken inside the... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We just visited this Plantation Home last month and the restoration is very nice. You can imagine living back in time during the French occupation of the South. One of the many plantation homes we can recommend for everyone to see.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was a fascinating tour and the tour operator, Bonnie, took us over the lovingly restored main house and told us the story of the familywho lived there since 1787 until it was sold in the early part of the twentieth century and left to be neglected and vandalised until it was beautifully restored by the River Road Historical Society.... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great spot to visit. Our guide Adam was awesome. He was very informative and I learned alot. Loved learning on this tour.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 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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Additional Information about Destrehan Plantation

Address: Address: 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
Phone Number: 504 764 9315
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Destrehan
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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