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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...

Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Good experience, Bev our tour guide was has a lot of knowledge about the planation home. She shares the story with much passion and really enjoys her job. We got a good laugh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
beatrice a
Pearland, Texas
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favorite part was how knowledgable the tour guide was. I think her name was Emma. We were asking her questions unrelated to the plantation and she knew all of the answers! You can tell that she truly loves her job The grounds are beautiful. We saw the blacksmithing demonstration. Oprey was his name, I believe. You could tell that... More 

Thank 0wlie
New York City
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited Oak Alley the last time I visited New Orleans...picked Destrehan this time around. Our tour guide Barbara was gracious and well- versed in the history of the plantation . One thing I won't forget - the saying 'don't throw the baby out with the bath water' as she explained how the French only bathed a few times a... More 

Thank Draylem608
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97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the advice of the car park attendant, who said this was his favourite plantation of many, we decided to go there on the way back from New Orleans to our apartment. We were met by very pleasant reception staff and then our tour guide arrived. We were luckily in that our guide only had we four to take round... More 

Thank David A
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stacey was our tour guide. She was very personable, very polite, very friendly, very accommodating, and a very hard worker. But most important very knowledgeable about New Orleans. It was very apparent that she loves where she lives. And because of her, we learned a lot of information about New Orleans that we did not know before. We were asked... More 

Thank marizpe2015
Vancouver, B.C.
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343 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 484 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited the majority of available plantations up and down River Road, Destrehan certainly is not a highlight in comparison. Beneficially, it is close to New Orleans, but certainly does not emanate the grand scale and accompaniments of others. Both Oak Alley and the Laura Plantations far excel in transforming the visitor back through history to the age of the... More 

Thank Dalecorp
Pearland, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good experience, Bev our tour guide was has a lot of knowledge about the planation home. She shares the story with much passion and really enjoys her job. We got a good laugh about the "necessary chair." We enjoyed the blacksmith and he did a good job of showing us his work. I would like to see more stories about... More 

Thank beatrice a
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beverly you were wonderful! Love your spirit! Awesome information and wonderful displays. I love the atmosphere and the positive language used during the tour. Love the wax figures and the history of the enslaved as well as free workers. Thanks again!

Thank jackie q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very educational trip. Learned so much about Louisiana history. They have under lock and key with a secured alarmed room an original LA constitution document. Toyr guides dress up in period costume. List of mosquitoes in October. Wear bug spray. Not as glitzy as Houmas Plantation but much more educational. They have a very small house devoted to the Slave... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured Destrehan as part of the Bespoke Private Day Tour. Bespoke had called ahead and organised a private tour guide at the plantation for us. It was fabulous. We toured the grounds and buildings, lapped up every story, and gained great perspective of this era. The family history was fascinating, and we very much enjoyed the brick/wall making presentation.... More 

Thank RoseD33
Lisle, Illinois
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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a number of plantation tours and would rate the Destrehan Plantation tour among the top three. Our tour guide, Candace, was engaging and very knowledgeable. She freely entertained questions and answered them all. Candace interlaced the story of the Destrehan family with the architecture and use of the house and grounds. She did a nice job of referring back... More 

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