Destrehan Plantation
Destrehan Plantation
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Brian Mitchell
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Destrehan House with our tour guide Jim. He was a former educator and his skills in explaining the history of the house were detailed and very interesting. He made it fun and interesting and really went into the slave historical aspect of the plantation which we found other places conveniently avoided or glossed over. Fascinating history here so make sure you add it as one of your stops and hopefully you'll get Jim as your guide!
Written 3 April 2024
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kristen p
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Jim was amazing ! Funny , knowledgeable, friendly , honest , and down to earth . We had a great time . We had been on a few other plantation tours already , and Jim was for sure our favorite
Written 2 April 2024
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Thomas
Louisville, KY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderfully accommodating! Ann answered all our questions, and Hazel kept our 1 year old occupied while we learned about the history of the house. Highly recommended!
Written 1 April 2024
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Janet G
Madison, MS2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My sister and I visited this plantation, we visited 2 others in the past. Bill was our tour guide and I must say he was very informative, respectful and had a great sense of humor. I loved the way he gave detailed information on everything concerning this plantation from the origin of the Oak tress filled with moss, sugar cane farming and the people that lived on site back in the 17 and 1800's. With each story he told you felt like you were right there. He even took the time to learn the names of the people in our group and answered any questions we had. I would definitely recommend this tour. You wont be disappointed and it is well worth the entrance fee.
Written 31 March 2024
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Michael W
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our tour guide Beverly took us around the home and expertly explained a lot about the place. The man who ran the slave rebellion station took us the whole journey about the problems with warfare with the rifles.
Written 28 March 2024
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Darrel E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The best tour ever, Jim (tour guide) was so informative from the plants to the architecture. He gave an honest and memorable account of the history there. Ive been on other tours not nearly as descriptive. Exceeded my already high expectations.
Written 22 March 2024
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2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Such a wonderful plantation with lots of history. The plantatin house and grounds are kept up beautifully. Lots of hanging spanish moss in the large old oaks and several outer houses to explore and see. The staff and tour guides were very friendly and informative, even helping with nearby places to eat. Ann was our tour guide. She was dressed in the period costume. She was so knowledgable about the history of Destrahan Plantation and intrigued us with her stories, I could have listened to her for hours. The tours usually last about an hour, then you can take as much time exploring the rest of the outer houses ( like where they cooked yhe food, etc. ) on your own. There is No restaurant , but refreshments can be purchased in the gift shop.
Written 21 March 2024
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TrailBlazer316551
Menasha, WI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
What an amazing tour! Ann was very informative and good sense of humor. We could have listened to her all day! Very educational tour!
Written 21 February 2024
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NIEVES M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very satisfizo whit Evelyn tour. She knew a lot of things about the plantación and its history and its owners. Evelyn was disguised as an epoche lady
Written 19 February 2024
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Paul D
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jordan gave a superb tour of the plantation. She wove together stories from all sides of those that lived and worked there.
Written 19 February 2024
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