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07/14/2020 ~ 07/20/2020

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

Duration: 1 Hour

What's Included
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No audio or video taping of the guided house hour.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all buildings; there are designated smoking areas on the grounds.
Additional information
  • Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, the first tour begins at 9:30 am, the last tour begins at 4:00 pm, the grounds close at 5:00 pm.
  • Tours begin every half hour and on the hour.
  • Certified service animals are allowed. They MUST have the certificate for the animal.
  • Handicap accessible; elevator access to the second floor.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • The tour is held rain or shine.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • Gift Shop with local hand-made items located on the plantation grounds.
  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased at Destrehan Plantation.
  • Picnic tables located on the grounds.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Tour has a 19 guest maximum.
  • Children 6 and under are free.
  • Free parking on site.
Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period incur a 50% cancellation fee plus a $5 service fee. If the weather is severe, the experience may be rescheduled by the vendor for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. If Tour is canceled due to Act of Nature, the tour can be rescheduled or receive a full refund.


13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047, USA

Destrehan Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

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Very Educational

about 9 months ago
Destrehan is a great place for anyone's first visit to a plantation. It's very close to New Orleans, only about a 36 min drive. Checking in is easy inside the gift shop and the majority of grounds are handicap friendly. The plantation home itself even has an elevator that can take you to the second floor! Our tour guide, Judy was very nice and dressed head to toe in her period costume despite the 90-degree heat and humidity. Very educational!