Destrehan Plantation

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Destrehan Plantation
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Built in 1787, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. The plantation is open seven (7) days a week with the exception of major holidays from 9am to 4pm. The first tour begins at 9:30am.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Dmp
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Great tour
It was a very informative and enlightening tour. Staff was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Very interesting. We couldn’t see all the property because of Ida but what we did see was impressive. I would encourage everyone to make a donation to this establishment to keep it up and running.
Written October 12, 2021
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destrehanplantation
Thank you for touring Destrehan Plantation. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience here.
Written October 13, 2021
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David J
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Interesting and enjoyable tour of Destrehan Plantation. Highly recommend!
We arrived and were just in time for the last tour of the day. But, our tour guide, Beverly, was as enthusiastic and interesting as if we were her first group today. She provided detailed history that made the house and plantation come alive. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit!
Written October 1, 2021
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destrehanplantation
Thank you for touring Destrehan Plantation. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Beverly and will share this review with her.
Written October 6, 2021
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Frank C
Bradenton, FL2 contributions
Great Experience
Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Beverly, was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Tour was at a leisurely pace and easily accessible for all people.
Learning about the 1811 slave revolt was eye-opening.
Written July 15, 2021
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destrehanplantation
Thank you for touring Destrehan Plantation. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Beverly and will share this review with her. Best, Melissa
Written July 16, 2021
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young c
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Best plantation visit
This place was amazing. Of the 3 plantations we visited.. This one is the best one.. I learned so much about the history. Loved the tour guide I think Judy.. Who dressed up. She is bowl full of information.. I loved how they have different sections of buildings where someone explains and shows how things were back then.. If I only had one plantation to visit.. This place would be it.. I am glad we went here..

Thank you.
Written July 13, 2021
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0826aud
atlanta26 contributions
A Cultural and Educational Experience! Beautiful grounds, Thoughtful and Informative Presentation!
Jul 2021
I have been to many plantation tours in the south, and have enjoyed many. This was my first visit to the Destrehan Plantation and it was WONDERFUL! I am a native New Orleanian and have lived in Georgia for the past 30 years. I was in town over the July 4th weekend visiting my parents and had friends in town from Russia and New Jersey. I wanted them to have a LA cultural experience and decided to bring them to Destrehan Plantation.
Brenda was one our tour guides. She gave an excellent presentation on the history of the plantation and antebellum Louisiana. The grounds are well maintained as well as the various structures, main house, school house, slave quarters...
Part 2 of our tour was conducted by Janice Blocker. Her focus was the Slave Revolt of 1811. She was passionate about sharing this very sensitive topic and as a La Creole (of mixed heritage), I appreciated her consideration as she took us through this difficult topic.
I can't wait to get back to New Orleans, so I can visit Destrehan Plantation again and bring more guests to have such an educational and cultural experience. Thank you Brenda and Janice B!
Written July 12, 2021
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destrehanplantation
Thank you for touring Destrehan Plantation. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Brenda and Janice and will share this review with them. Best, Melissa
Written July 13, 2021
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Lenora G
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Unheard Voices of the German Coast is an Excellent Tour!
Jul 2021
Dianne Honore gives a balanced account of the real history of the plantation that includes the enslaved people. The plantation luxuries--nor the mansions themselves-- would not have existed without the labor of these people who are rarely mentioned on these tours and never credited. Dianne also goes into the culture, music, foods, etc. that the Africans, Indigenous and German people brought to the table. So worth the trip!
Written July 8, 2021
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destrehanplantation
Thank you for touring Destrehan Plantation. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Unheard Voices of the German Coast tour and will share this review with Dianne. Best, Melissa
Written July 9, 2021
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Tessa P
2 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jul 2021
The tour was wonderful, better than I expected! I cant remember her name, but our guide was fantastic. I learned so much about not just Destrehan (which was really interesting), but also Louisiana's history. The grounds were beautiful, everyone was helpful and informative. Overall a really wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone. We were a couple, but the kids on the tour seemed to enjoy it too.
Written July 7, 2021
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destrehanplantation
Thank you for touring Destrehan Plantation. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience here. Best, Melissa
Written July 9, 2021
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GarryOwenBrain
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Unheard Voices of the German Coast Tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had the opportunity to learn from Dianne on her Unheard Voices of the German Coast tour dealing with all the traditionally underrepresented stories of the plantation and surrounding area, including the 1811 Slave Rebellion. Dianne’s research and continuing work is inspiring, and everyone should experience this tour. It is powerful, insightful, and so important to understanding the whole story of the development of Creole culture in southern Louisiana.

We enthusiastically recommend the Unheard Voices tour to everyone.
Written July 5, 2021
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Jcook92
New York City, NY123 contributions
What a beautiful place. Exactly what I wanted to see.
Arrived early and the gift shop opened right on time. We walked the grounds and met our guide, Mary, at 9:30. She was informative and told the story of the Destrehan family in an exciting and lively way. She didn’t gloss over the history of the plantation and how and why it came to be. She was open about how hard and unfair life was slaves, the role of the family in New Orleans and US history, and how much work women had to do in running a home.
The guided tour lasted about 45-50 minutes and then we walked the remaining buildings on our own.

Bathrooms in the gift shop and main house.
Go across the street to see the levee.
Nothing to eat there. Bring snacks and water.
It’s utterly beautiful. Take your group photos here.
Written July 3, 2021
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Libby Green
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Best Plantation tour EVER
Jul 2021
This was far the best plantation experience we have ever had. It was very interaction with guides. Beverly, Janice and Larry were very knowledgable. Hats off to this plantation and the Historical Society.
Written July 2, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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