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Destrehan Plantation

Address: 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
Phone Number: 504 764 9315
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower...
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I visited Destrehan on a recent Sunday afternoon. It's probably the closest plantation house to New Orleans and it's a well maintained plantation house with several outbuildings. The tour was decent and I learned a bit about the history of these plantation houses and the families that lived there, but our period-dressed tour guide was perfunctory, at best, and almost... More 

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West Palm Beach
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We arrived by car in the New Orleans area and made the plantation our first stop before heading to the French Quarter and parking our car. We arrived on a Monday at 9:00 a.m. in time for the first tour which which turned out to be private. Our guide had a French accent, was dressed in a period outfit and... More 

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idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure to visit this great attraction this week and really enjoyed it. The guide was in the time period clothing and was very and was very informative and fun. We would recommend this attraction for everyone.

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We didn't take a tour because we were doing a driving plantation road tour. However we stopped at the gift store and the employees were very nice and the shop was great. This is one on the best gift stores I have been to. The items are unique, useful, lovely and well priced. All the other plantation gift shops sold... More 

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Crofton, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It may not really be politically correct to talk about "liking" a place like this. Nevertheless, I think it was worth seeing. The house and grounds were lovingly restored. One thing that particularly struck me were some exposed walls on the interior that contained the finger prints of slaves who built the place. I could see what fine craftsmen they... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My sister-in-law and I were in NOLA for Halloween weekend visiting relatives. We decided to first see a Plantation before heading to our hotel in the city. We decided on Destrehan because of the easy access from the airport. It was a beautiful day and we had a nice tour, given by Gisele. She is French and quite knowledgeable about... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were pretty excited to go see this Plantation but we were very disappointed in the whole experience. We were super rushed out of there. Our tour guide spoke really fast in what was a memorized scrip with no personality. He did this tour as fast as he could and then disappeared! I wouldn't recommend you going here.

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Longmont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If our tour guide (who was rather full of himself) was typical, Destrehan guides have memorized a rather theatrical script which is designed to take you QUICKLY through the house. There are absolutely tons of artifacts, documents, and furniture which you are not given time or opportunity to see and about which you're not encouraged to ask questions.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Being able to see working trades on site is a bonus. Our guide did a super job explaining the difference between French & Spanish vs. Anglo English laws which affected slavery in La. He did not gloss over any of it ; but provided insight. Some buildings were brought on sight which were not original; but it is unrealistic to... More 

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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The tragic side of this site is the cruelty and ugliness of slavery and prejudice. I felt like that was downplayed but when asked our guide was knowledgable and fair. Historical facts around the Louisiana Purchase and the civil war surprised us. The plantation home is quite well preserved and you learn a lot about the buildings construction Easy ride... More 

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