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Destrehan Plantation

13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202
+1 504-764-9315
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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...More

Thank pbnc63
Reviewed 2 days ago 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...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Hayjulz213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Suzshums
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My experience here was second to none. Our Historian/ Guide was Jim and he was absolutely fabulous. His knowledge, professionalism, and interest in the past and present of this plantation really shows. He truly knows what he’s talking about and went above and beyond for...More

Thank ideanna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd definitely recommend taking this tour! We learned so much from our wonderful tour guide and are so glad we took advantage of all the out-buildings' information/displays.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are countless plantations in Louisiana and it's neighboring states, but I am sure this one is among the best. The property was entered through a small building next to the parking lot. Inside the building was a lovely gift shop with countless local specialities...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Destrehan Plantation tour is interesting and educational in many ways. Not only do you see the conditions in which slaves and plantation owners lived, you learn of the role of one of the owners in the Louisiana purchase (with several historic documents) and in...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Visited Destrehan Plantation on a combined Plantation/Swamp tour package from Gray Line Tours. The house and grounds are gorgeous, in a lovely location a short ride, 30 minutes or so, outside New Orleans. We had an engaging and informative tour hosted by our knowledgeable guide,...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed October 10, 2017

The plantation in and of itself is not the best you can see but it's history is fascinating and our guide, Beverly, was informative, interesting, funny and made the visit wonderful. We all loved learning the history of the place and are so impressed with...More

Thank Margaret L
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February 19, 2016|
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Response from Rocky7149 | 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