Destrehan Plantation
Destrehan Plantation
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Built in 1787, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. The plantation is open seven (7) days a week with the exception of major holidays from 9am to 4pm. The first tour begins at 9:30am.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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TorontoIda
Schomberg, Canada60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent our last day in New Orleans visiting this plantation. Evelyn was our wonderful, knowledgeable, and friendly tour guide. When we got there, it was a half hour Uber drive from the French quarters, we were greeted by some tour guides in the plantation store. We only had to wait a little bit before the amazing Evelyn began her tour for the first part of the tour, you are given an overview of the home and the property and then there is free time for you to wander the rest of the plantation. Everything is done and presented in a respectable manner and allows one to try to see exactly what happened here. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written February 29, 2024
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TrailBlazer316551
Menasha, WI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
What an amazing tour! Ann was very informative and good sense of humor. We could have listened to her all day! Very educational tour!
Written February 21, 2024
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NIEVES M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very satisfizo whit Evelyn tour. She knew a lot of things about the plantación and its history and its owners. Evelyn was disguised as an epoche lady
Written February 19, 2024
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Paul D
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jordan gave a superb tour of the plantation. She wove together stories from all sides of those that lived and worked there.
Written February 19, 2024
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Lisa B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I highly recommend the guided tour. Evelyn is a wonderful talented storyteller. She eloquently weaves stories of the lives of free and enslaved people with humor to bring an enlightening perspective on the story of slavery in Louisiana.
Written February 12, 2024
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Road16128226691
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Absolutely fabulous tour! Our tour guide and was amazing full of knowledge and humor. She truly loves this plantation and its history and shares that with everyone definitely worth the tour.
Written February 11, 2024
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Nobodylikesadouchebag
British Columbia, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have toured many plantations in the south, this tour conducted by Beverly was by far the best we’ve experienced. What a knowledgeable, compassionate woman. Really well done. I throughly enjoyed myself and am inspired to research more.
Written February 8, 2024
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Wendy D
Monroe16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My husband and I were in NOLA for 11 days and we did 1 to 3 museums or historic tours/sites every day. We stayed at plantation and took a tour. Our tour with Barbara was wonderful. We learned so much and Barbara was a great tour guide.

This plantation is a great way to learn about the sugar cane plantations in Louisiana along the Mississippi. Thank goodness the community saved this site to educate others.
Written February 4, 2024
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Doc Tenor
Boston, MA102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
While this tour did highlight the enslaved, the focus was on two enslaved people who did not really. have what one would think to be the experience of most enslaved people in the US. Both of the people who were the focus had what might be described as "relatively milder" experiences as enslaved people, buying their own freedom, etc.
Written January 1, 2024
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Emily W
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The tour minimized the sufferings of enslaved people, while focusing on the wealth and power of the slave masters. The tour focused solely on the master’s house, the families that owned the plantation, their possessions and customs, and their descendants. Almost no mention was made of the hundreds of enslaved people who lived there. No mention of family separations, assaults and torture of enslaved people. There was a small sign and some poorly maintained benches placed in remembrance of those enslaved, which almost seemed like a poor afterthought.
Written December 30, 2023
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