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“Beautiful Property” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation
13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
504 764 9315
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Destrehan
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Beautiful Property”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

As a resident of the Greater New Orleans Area, I have driven past this plantation often and have always wondered about it. I knew it was beautiful from the outside but have always been interested to see the inside and learn about it. So we decided to be tourists in our own state and check it out and are glad we did.

Our tour guide, Judy, did a good job explaining the history of the house and the property. I had no idea that an oil company owned it at one point and, sadly, that for a while it was in disrepair and that vandals took everything out of it except a huge tub that is on the second floor today. That part of it's history was truly dissappointing, but the house has been restored and has items and furniture in it to help you imagine what it would have been like when it was in its true splendor. One of my favorite parts was standing on the upstairs gallery and looking out over the grounds; I wish we would have had a little more time to do that and take pictures from that standpoint.

At one point on the tour, we watched an 8 minute video that I would have preferred not to have had to watch. Judy had previously given us most of the information in it, and I am quite confident she could have given us the rest. It was much more personable having her give us the information.

After the tour, we had an interesting demonstration from a blacksmith that we enjoyed as well. We walked around the grounds some after that. The grounds are well kept and there are apparently other demonstrations as well, but none were taking place other than the blacksmith.

This tour was a nice informative tour, and I am glad I finally got to see more than just the view from my car while driving by.

Visited December 2013
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Luling, Louisiana
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“A must see in The River Region”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Destrehan Plantation has been transformed from a building in complete despair to the absolute number one tourist attraction in the River Region. The house is meticulously decorated in the proper period. Absolutely a must see !

Visited September 2013
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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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“Beautiful Plantation !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Really liked the setting among the moss covered trees.. Seems it has already been said about this plantation. :) If you go up the road hungry, stop at Rosé Tavern, don't rely on exterior looks...

Visited October 2013
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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“Destrehan Plantation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The Planation was very nice, Well kept by the foundation that is running it. The tour was nice, We were a party of two, the brochures say that you will have a 90 minute tour with a guide. It seemed that ours was cut short when the tour buses came in. We had a 40 minute tour with Richard which was very nice until he got distracted by the tour buses. The it seemed as if he just wanted to get rid of us. Overall still very nice!

Visited October 2013
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“Destrehan Plantation Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We drove out to the Plantation which was only a short drive from New Orleans. There is a savings of $3 if you mention (bring) a brochure that we picked up from our hotel. They also offer a military/AAA discount of $2 off the cost of $18 per person. There is a guided tour through the main house and you can also walk through the grounds. There was a movie partially filmed there in the mule barn that is coming out soon. This plantaion tour is the greatest i've been to but it was informative and interesting. I liked the fact that it "appeared" that this plantation owner seemed to treat his slaves well and there was alot of positive (if you can say anything positive about the slavery time period) things at this plantation. It was also the site of a revolt trials where slaves had revolted.

Visited September 2013
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