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Destrehan Plantation

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Address: 13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
Phone Number: 504 764 9315
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Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi...

Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Historical

Beautiful place and our guide Candice did a terrific job explaining the life, people, culture of Destrehan plantation. It was also used in the movie, "12 years a slave" The tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Glenda W
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place and our guide Candice did a terrific job explaining the life, people, culture of Destrehan plantation. It was also used in the movie, "12 years a slave" The tour approximately 1 hour long but you will get opportunity for self exploration. (Saw a blacksmith). Don't forget your camera I enjoyed the entire event

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nj, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited Destrehan after going on a swamp tour. It was easy to fit both into the same day with our rental (however, on the way back, massive storms hit along with a tornado, but that was just Mother Nature). Barring any weather issues, Destrehan is a great example of a plantation. Our guide, Beverly, did a... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite some of the reviews, the tour paid homage to "the enslaved", and, they are named. The history of ownership of the property is extensive too. It would sure add to the experience to tie the heritage to present day people or things. Very educational for teens and adults.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I meticulously planned our plantation portion of our vacation. I am HUGE history nerd and am obsessed with the antebellum era. I read anything about that time I can get my hands on so you can imagine my excitement to finally be touring a plantation after 800 miles and 13 hours in the car! Maybe I was expecting too much.... More 

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took this tour as a two-part experience, in conjunction with a swamp tour. Because we had to leave for the swamp tour, this one was quite hurried--less than an hour (about 45 minutes). The docent was excellent; didn't "white" wash slave experience. I was interested in this plantation because a slave revolt occurred on the site. There's also a... More 

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This plantation is one of several along River Road. It was not a far drive from New Orleans or the airport. The plantation has a wonderful, reasonably priced gift shop where you purchase tickets. The tour is a one hour guided tour of the entire house along with several out buildings to discover on your own. The property has a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Hot day but cool in the shade! It was nice to tour a site the local community saved. So interesting to learn its history. A black former slave became a free man and was the architect for this plantation! I would love to see it again, especially when they have raised the money to fully restore the furnishings.

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Bedford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We visited this plantation with Grey Line tours and had a wonderful time. It had a built in tour inside the house, along with the Grey Line tour guide to here, and then off to the swamp plantation. The house was beautiful and had such a rich and interesting history. I highly recommend for anyone coming to NOLA to stop... More 

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Rio Grande, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

It was raining the day I visited so it was hard to see everything that the venue has to offer. The house and grounds are very historical. The outbuildings are open to view and some demonstrations were ongoing such as the blacksmith. Some nice things were available for sale in the gift shop.

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Madison, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This plantation is the closest to New Orleans. If you have a car it is a pleasant drive just beyond the airport. We were welcomed as soon as we stepped into the cute gift shop to purchase our tickets. They are also kind enough to list all their discount rates so that you get the best value. We qualified for... More 

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