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Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan

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4.1/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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  • Beautiful plantation, kept in very good condition and surroundings of great beauty. The full tour, extensive explanations of different owners, includes a movie that expands very clearly the story of the cultivation of the sugar cane and of its importance for the creation of the State of Louisiana. It has historical documents of great importance. Not to be missed.
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  • We rented a car and drove to Destrehan. It only took about half an hour from New Orleans. There was a fee to enter the property and take the tour. Our tour guide was very entertaining and informative....  read more »
  • There are several reasons why Destrehan should be on everybody's list of "must see" antebellum plantation houses to visit on the Great River Road in Louisiana. Located at 13034 River Road, one-half mi...  read more »
  • I am impressed by the work that has gone into this place and maintaining it. The tour is a lot of fun. Highly recommend.
  • I was at Destrehan last Saturday with a large reunion group. My group's tour guide, Candace, was delightful and made the tour not only informative, but extremely entertaining and enjoyable. Ask for her, she will exceed your expectations. The history is fascinating and the house lovely and surrounding gardens and building are lovely. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience the flavor of the old South and learn about New Orlean's history. We also had a demonstration from their blacksmith and time to enjoy the grounds on our own. A must see for anyone visiting New Orleans.
  • The grounds here are well kept and the staff is very knowledgeable
  • This plantation is not as fancy as Oak Alley or some of the others, but it is very convenient to New Orleans and gives a good, if a smidge white-washed, historical perspective. Do wish they spent more time on the uprising that started near here. They have a display in one of the cabins, but it's only mentioned in passing during the tour. If the blacksmith demonstration is going on, have a seat and let the demonstrator talk story. He's a hoot.
  • The demonstration guides amped this visit to a three star rating. The gift shop was nice and had various items for sale. The plantation home could use more work. For being a Plantation, the furnishings were under par and less extravagant in comparison with other plantations like Oak Alley. The paint on the outside is withering away making this less appealing. The tour guides were good but it's story is less captivating than other plantations visited. However, if you know New Orleans history, you will understand how the plantation owners influenced much of the names we see day to day and how history has been made here. Worth visiting but recommend seeing this place first. Rope making and bousillage demonstrations were good features. Jonathan who demonstrated rope making interacted with tourists during his demonstration. He was also approachable and made introductions first. To make this better, a brochure would have been nice rather than a black/white piece of paper of the layout. Help with product display by providing information about pieces in the plantation. The slave revolt exhibit looked generic. Like paper glued on the wall. More respect of the past in regards to the display. otherwise, it's sustainability will not be there much longer for future generations
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