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Swamp Boat Tour & Destrehan Documented Plantation

 New Orleans, LA
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Established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.

During the 45-minute walking tour, you find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana during the time when French was the official language and the white gold of sugar drove the economy. Family stories of those free and enslaved set against the fabric of history are sure to intrigue you as you visit the site.

The plantation exhibits an original document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison appointing Jean-Noel to the Orleans Territorial Council, responsible for creating Louisiana’s civil law of government.

Enjoy a boat ride through the heavenly Cajun swamp. You are provided with safety gear for your trip through all of the swamp’s wonderful sites. Learn about the Lousiana Wetlands from your tour guide, including information about the habitat, life, and habits of the American alligator.

Activity Highlights
  • Combo swamp boat tour and admission to Destrehan Plantation
  • Includes round-trip transportation from most New Orleans hotels
  • See the American alligator, learn about the swamp ecosystem, and more
  • Includes narrated tour at Destrehan Plantation and free time to tour the grounds

Duration: 8.5 Hrs.

What's Included
  • 45 minute guided tour of Destrehan Plantation & Grounds
  • Free time to visit the plantation gift shop & exhibits
  • 1 hour & 40 minutes covered swamp boat tour
  • Round-trip transportation
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes & weather appropriate clothing
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Umbrella & poncho in case of rain
  • Bottle of water
  • Camera
  • Destrehan Plantation is handicap accessible.
  • No service dogs allowed.
  • Tour has a maximum of 13 guests.
  • Audio and video taping are not allowed during the guided plantation tour.
  • Riders must be 48” or taller.
  • No children under 6 permitted on airboat.
  • No expectant mothers.
  • No one with back or neck problems.
Additional information
  • Tour departs rain or shine.
  • Walking the grounds is in an integral part of this activity. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Grounds may be wet from recent rains.
  • Transportation provided in a Ford Transit Passenger Sprinter.
  • Gift shop available on-site.
  • Light snacks and drinks are available for purchase in the plantation gift shop.
  • Restrooms available.
  • Round-trip transportation service available only at hotels, private residences, and short-term rentals like Airbnb or VRBO located within the French Quarter, Central Business District, and Garden District.
  • Gratuities not included.
Reservation Requirements

Customer must cancel 24 hours prior to the trip time in order to receive a full refund minus a $5 fee. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to trip time will not be eligible for a refund. You may reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) only if you do so at least 24 hours in advance. No shows will not be refunded.


13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047, USA

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Swamp Boat Tour & Destrehan Documented Plantation

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