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Destrehan Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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Step back in time at the oldest documented plantation along the lower Mississippi River Valley with this guided tour of Destrehan Plantation. Located just 30-minutes from the French Quarter and 10-minutes from the New Orleans International Airport, drive out to discover the legacy of the Destrehan family. Historical interpreters will intrigue you with storytelling of the plantation owners, enslaved laborers, and free people of color who made the plantation one of the top sugar producers in Louisiana. Marvel at the unique architectural features designed and built by enslaved master builder, Charles Parquet. Educate yourself on a slave revolt almost lost to history. Breath in the natural majesty of centuries old oak trees draped in Spanish Moss. Book today to drive out and experience New Orleans' oldest and closest plantation!

Activity Highlights
  • Destrehan Plantation Admission & Guided Tour near New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Family-friendly tour featuring historical stories of both freed & enslaved people
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the mansion, historical artifacts, & stunning live oaks
  • See original documents, artifacts, & furnishings of family members
  • View original document signed by Thomas Jefferson & James Madison
  • Take in the exhibit on the 1811 Slave Revolt & Rost Home Colony
  • Enjoy folk-life demonstration available after the tour

Duration: 1 Hr.

Safety Precautions

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

What's Included
  • Destrehan Plantation Admission & Guided Tour
  • 10-minute video summarizing more than 200 years of history at Destrehan Plantation
  • Guided tour of Destrehan Plantation by costumed historical interpreters
  • Exhibit of the 1811 Slave Revolt and Rost Home Colony
  • Guided tour of an original slave cabin
  • Visit to the outdoor kitchen
  • Folklife demonstrations
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • ID
Restrictions
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please reach out to the provider prior to your activity/trip date.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all buildings; there are designated smoking areas on the grounds.
  • No audio or video taping of the guided house tour is permitted.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • The tour has a maximum capacity of 19 guests.
Additional information
  • Hours of operation is 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The first tour of the day is 9:30 am, then 10:00 am, then every hour after. The last tour and demonstration of the day is 3:00 pm. The grounds and gift shop close at 4:30 pm.
  • Tour runs rain or shine, however if weather is deemed by the vendor as unfavorable for this activity, your reservation may be altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded, at vendor discretion.
  • Certified service animals are permitted. They MUST have the certificate for the animal.
  • Gift Shop with local hand-made items is located on the plantation grounds.
  • Tour is handicap accessible; elevator access to the second floor.
  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the Destrehan Plantation.
  • There is a moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Picnic tables are located on the grounds.
  • Free parking available on site.
  • Children 6 and under are free.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Gratuities not included.
Location

13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047, USA

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Destrehan Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

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Destrehan Plantation

about 3 months ago
Our family loved our visit to the plantation. Our tour guide, Beverly, taught us more about the Louisiana Purchase, the influence of French culture, revolt of 1811 and the importance of the time era than we had ever learned. It was a beautiful sunny day - great visit with beautiful scenery. ♥️ Highly recommend this tour to visitors.
Heidi C

Informative Tour

about 4 months ago
The guides knew the history of the plantation and were respectful of the hardships that the slaves endured.
Corina S

Great!

about 5 months ago
Very informative, interesting plantation tour
Jeff B

Good destination

about 5 months ago
Good tour, very informative
Joseph S
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