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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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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans

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closest plantation to New Orleans, cute and very historical

We visited Destehen Plantation during our stay in New Orleans, when we didnt want to drive downtown, because - honestly - diving in New Orleans is masochistic! From Kenner it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tour guide was very knowlagable and entertaining, accurate displays, and the gift shop wasn't over priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Destehen Plantation during our stay in New Orleans, when we didnt want to drive downtown, because - honestly - diving in New Orleans is masochistic! From Kenner it was only a 20 minute drive on Hwy. 61 and River Road. Latter was supposed to be beautiful, going right by the Mississippi River and connecting all the other plantations... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We picked Destrehan Plantation for the convenience from New Orleans. It was about a 45 minute drive from downtown NO. If your time is limited and you want to have a quick lesson in history, this is it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we truly enjoyed her insights about the time period and all the happenings during those years.... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was my whole reason for coming to New Orleans. . . the history and culture. The plantation was beautiful, despite it's negative history. It was like stepping back in time. It was a perfect day. There was a guided tour and then they allowed you to walk the grounds for a period of time. I bought some souvenirs, some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing plantaion. We visited during their annual fall festival. Crafts galore, great food and live music.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We chose this plantation due to its close proximity to the airport. Interesting visit which highlighted history (interesting Jefferson room) and life on a plantation for both the rich families and slaves (also saw the open hearth cooking and rope making).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

While I did learn a lot about history, this plantation is simple, a sign of the times in which it was built. Nothing fancy, like I expected. The plantation is comprised of buildings from other plantations, so you although not original to Destrehan, you do get a feel for life there. I did find it interesting that the tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You drive up to a beautiful huge plantation that just takes your breathe away; the lot is filled with huge trees, some over 100years old, and several that are covered in French Moss You walk into the Gift Shop where you are greater by friendly staff; the tour guide we had was dressed in a beautiful dress which I assume... More 

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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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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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