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Reviewed November 24, 2017

See how the rich lived in times gone by. Find out about the slaves and how they were treated, Details of the 1811uprising. Beautiful house and excellent guide . A must visit. A true reflection of history.

Thank Joe193
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice plantation to visit, and get the local history of how New Orleans was in the 1700's. Beautiful oak trees with the Spanish moss. If you are driving, you can hit several plantations on River Road. Laura and Oak Alley are others high on the list.

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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

The history of this plantation is very fascinating, with the original owner being instrumental in Louisiana becoming a state. There’s an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Secretary of State, giving Destrehan the authority to write the state constitution. The plantation recognizes the contributions and sad history of slavery on the land. Besides the main house, the buildings are fun to wander and get an idea of what life was like in the late 1700’s and 1800’s. And the giant live oak trees draped with Spanish moss are gorgeous to behold! Our tour guide was Jim and I highly recommend him! Incredibly knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Beautiful house, learned a lot about how plantations ran. Sad to see how poorly slaves were treated and considered lower than the livestock. The guide was very educational and answered all our questions thoroughly. Loved the tour

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

It was a great tour with lots of information and history. Beverly did an amazing job explaining everything and making us feel immersed in the experience. It's awesome to see the effort to provide the community and tourist an insight into the lives of those that lived on the plantation and its history.

Thank Suzshums
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