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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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Very intersting and informative

This is worth a side trip. The tour guide and explanations were very good. The history of this place and it's near destruction were explained in great detail. The house appears... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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corona del mar, CA
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Took my Dad and kids to see this plantation today and we absolutely loved it.... even teenagers kept interest and really enjoyed themselves... took a ton of pictures and we spent close to 4 hours there.... took the tour and then spent time wandering on our own. Great place for photo ops and we also purchased some coffee and it's... More 

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Destrehan, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The plantation tour is true to the era it was built. There are many outbuildings on the plantation. The festivals that are held here tell a story of the plantations history for anyone to relive what it was like to live on a plantation. It is a very informative tour.

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Quincy, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We arrived at 3:45 and found out that the last 'tour' was at 4:00pm. That was good :). However, because it was the last tour, the outside buildings, slave quarters, etc would not be available. Unfortunately, price of admission was not discounted. Tour started by watching a video on the history of the owners. Then we were taken throughout the... More 

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Alexandria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is worth a side trip. The tour guide and explanations were very good. The history of this place and it's near destruction were explained in great detail. The house appears from the outside to be much bigger than it actually is. Site also contains a small museum and other intersting educational information. All of the staff from our tour... More 

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southport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a tour of the plantation with our guide who was very informative. There was lots to see in the house and grounds. The history was very interesting. Well worth a visit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you're in the New Orleans area and are interested in visiting a plantation, this is the place to go. It's every bit as good as any of the other plantations, if not better in some cases. And it's much closer to the city. The grounds, with moss covered oak trees, are very scenic. And the various out buildings and... More 

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Additional Information about Destrehan Plantation

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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