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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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Beautiful plantation

Very nice plantation - great tour with interesting tid bits of history. Spent some time with the blacksmith as well and saw a neat demo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very nice plantation - great tour with interesting tid bits of history. Spent some time with the blacksmith as well and saw a neat demo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Been here all of my life and never visited this Plantation. My daughter and friend wanted to see this place and the teenagers were actually interested on the tour. Beautiful grounds, oaks, oaks, and more oaks. Wife attends the Festival every years and spends tons of money on stuff. She'll be back.

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Destrehan, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Close to modern New Orleans but over a century in culture. Less than 10 minutes from the airport. The grounds are elegantly manicured year around. Located less than 100 meters from the bank of the. Mississippi River you can almost envision the steamboat passing learned with cargo for the port at New Orleans. The inside is decorated with period furniture... More 

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Semmes, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A recent trip to the Destrehan Plantation turned out to be well worth the ride from New Orleans. The grounds and home are in very good condition. We were escorted by an experienced tour guide dressed in period style clothes and very knowledgeable on the plantation and its history. The main house and associated buildings are very open to explore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had a wonderful time taking the guided tour of the plantation. The staff in the visitor center were very friendly and helpful. Our tour guide, Alan, did a great job of explaining the unique aspects of this plantation. He was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. The plantation itself was gorgeous and the reenacted settings were well done and... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had just a few hours left in the day and I really wanted to see a plantation. I found this one located about 30 minutes from the French Quarter. (By far the closest) we arrived at 3:10 and had to wait for the half hour tours. We paid $16 with our AAA discount and signed up for the tour.... More 

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corona del mar, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our guide was wonderful. He knew so much history about the plantation and area. I wish the tour had been longer and had included the slaves perspective museum as well. The main building is in disrepair. Not as impressive as Oak Alley.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

So glad we decided to come to Destrehan Plantation and take a tour. The history of this plantation is ranges so many years back. Interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The ladies working the gift shop were very friendly and shared stories of the plantation. Just gorgeous wish we could have spent more time here.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We very much enjoyed our tour here. We always wanted to take a plantation tour, since we are long lost southerners. The guide was very informative and we had plenty of time afterwards to enjoy the grounds. Plus, there is an authentic letter there from James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, being a history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed this. Would do... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This plantation wasn't the one we wanted to go to but still very pretty! Toured the home and then they let you walk around the grounds and take pictures.

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