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Destrehan Plantation

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Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I appreciate both the information of the passion with which it was presented by our tour guide. The tour emphasized slavery as it was under the Spanish and French, a much different system than that of the English (New World) and the U.S. (which is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came on a grey line tour. Fabulous house but there were 2 tour guides. We drew the short straw - I don’t mean to be mean but the poor man was barely intelligible and his history was jumbled and poorly articulated. His comments about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Niki E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Jim, was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour. The tour is the only way to see the inside of the house. The rest of the structures and things to see on the plantation are not part of the tour and you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great plantation to visit. Our costumed guide, Evelyn, was very knowledgeable and gave a fabulous tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Very interesting and lots of buildings in the back to walk through. The guide was awesome in his knowledge. Cute giftshop. Afterwards go to the Truck Farm Tavern for lunch! Tour takes one hour and no reservations needed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eherbez
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Tour guide was excellent with my young children. He explained things to their level and was patient with their questions. Good balance of explanation of slave and plantation information.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amy1joyful
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Destrehan. We had a very informative guide (dressed in period attire) who was articulate and well-educated on the history of the plantation. Definitely put it on your 'To Do' list when in the New Orleans vicinity.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Took the tour with Beverly on November 14. She was an excellent guide, making this one of my favorite tours I have yet taken.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sean C
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Destrehan Plantation is only half an hour from New Orleans, so I was surprised that we did not see more visitors to this historically interesting and beautiful site on the Thursday we were there. There is not only the main house furnished in period style,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SanDiegoCoco
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The plantation tour was a great experience and Beverly our guide was the best! Very knowledgeable, always open to answer any and all questions, and just a sweet person! This plantation has a very interesting history and they cover the good and the bad of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Phil G | Reviewed this property |
This property was small refinery owned by Standard Oil (Indiana)/Amoco. The mansion was the admin building for the site. When Amoco closed down the refinery (in the 70's as I recall), they created a trust and turned over... More