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Destrehan Plantation
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Owner description: Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great tour with lots of information and history. Beverly did an amazing job explaining everything and making us feel immersed in the experience. It's awesome to see the effort to provide the community and tourist an insight into the lives of those that lived on the plantation and its history.

Thank Suzshums
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My experience here was second to none. Our Historian/ Guide was Jim and he was absolutely fabulous. His knowledge, professionalism, and interest in the past and present of this plantation really shows. He truly knows what he’s talking about and went above and beyond for our group. Don was also very helpful and answered all my questions at the torchi and bousillage area (I was even allowed to get my hands dirty). I’d recommend this piece of history in a heart beat.

Thank ideanna
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd definitely recommend taking this tour! We learned so much from our wonderful tour guide and are so glad we took advantage of all the out-buildings' information/displays.

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are countless plantations in Louisiana and it's neighboring states, but I am sure this one is among the best.
The property was entered through a small building next to the parking lot. Inside the building was a lovely gift shop with countless local specialities and crafts. It wasn't your average museum gift shop and that's what I liked about it. From there the guided tours started.
Our tour guide was Beverly, she was incredibly friendly and well-informed. First we visited the backyard of the property where the accomodation for the enslaved people were located. In addition to the information given to us by Beverly there were additional information displayed throughout the property. Everything was kept in good shape.
There was also another employee showing us how the houses were build and how the materials for the walls were mixed together.
After that we visited the main building which was also kept in very good shape. First we were led to a room in the basement where we were showed a brief documentary about the history of the plantation followed by a tour through the whole house.
We learned lots of new things during this visit and enjoyed it thoroughly because of our amazing tour guide. If there is one plantation I would recommend to visit it is this one!
Thank you to the whole team to keep the property in such a good shape and to maintain its authenticity.

1  Thank flyingwithdave
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Destrehan Plantation tour is interesting and educational in many ways. Not only do you see the conditions in which slaves and plantation owners lived, you learn of the role of one of the owners in the Louisiana purchase (with several historic documents) and in the slave rebellion.
Our guide was really interesting and informative

Thank Lee D
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