New Orleans, LA > Plantation Tours
01/23/2020 ~ 01/29/2020

Destrehan Plantation Admission & Guided Tour

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Be swept away as costumed interpreters take you back in time to the oldest plantation south of the Mississippi River, on this Drive-Out Destrehan Plantation Tour. Learn about the legacy of the Destrehan family as you take in the unique architectural features of the main house with its 12-foot balustrades. Breathe in the natural majesty of the over 4 acres of breathtaking scenery as you stroll under giant live-oak trees. Even view an original document signed by none other than Thomas Jefferson and James Madison!

Activity Highlights
  • Guided tour of Destrehan Plantation by costumed historical interpreters
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the mansion, historical artifacts, and stunning live oaks
  • Enjoy an authentic "folk-life" demonstration
  • Destrehan Plantation is the closest plantation to the city of New Orleans

Duration: 1 Hour

What's Included
  • Folklife Demonstration
  • Guided tour of Destrehan Plantation
  • Visit the outdoor kitchen & the Helvetia slave quarters
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No audio or video taping of the guides house hour.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all buildings; there are designated smoking areas on the grounds.
Additional information
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • The tour is held rain or shine.
  • Certified service animals are allowed. They MUST have the certificate for the animal.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • Gift Shop located on the plantation grounds.
  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased at Destrehan Plantation.
  • Free parking on site.
  • Handicap Accessible.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Tour has a 19 guest maximum.
  • Children 6 and under are free.
  • 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.
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 3 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!
about 10 months ago
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