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Destrehan Plantation Tour

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New Orleans, USA

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45 minutes (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
A note about this tour
Your safety at Destrehan Plantation is our highest priority. We recommend that you wear a face mask or scarf or shield that covers your nose and mouth in the gift shop and during the house portion of the tour. This is not required when you self-explore the grounds.

Overview

Located just 30 miles away from New Orleans and 10 minutes away from the New Orleans International Airport, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented plantation home in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Our tours are rich in political, social and economic history. After the tour, guests can view a folk-life demonstration, visit our 1811 Slave Revolt Exhibit, explore the grounds, picnic under a Live Oak tree draped in Spanish Moss and shop in our Plantation Store for unique hand-made items by local craft artisans. We are handicap accessible and kid friendly!

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Average 4.69 out of 5 stars based on 26 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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Destrehan Plantation Tour
Dos123456, Jan 2022 Verified
Great tour! The staff had a huge amount if knowledge and explained the history of the plantation clearly. They made sure to cover both the family in the house and the enslaved people. There was a lot to see including a small museum and video. I would recommend spending about two hours here as we were slightly rushed as it was closing. I would recommend this to people visiting the area
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Papaeno2020, Jan 2022 Verified
Loved hearing the history of the plantation. The presentation was thorough and respectfully done. The grounds are beautiful, I highly recommend a visit!
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Paradise55458168064, Dec 2021 Verified
This is a must see if you come to New Orleans. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the plantation. There were a few times that I was overwhelmed with emotion and began to tear up. The home itself is beautiful and preserved well. The grounds allow you to see the enslaved cabins and a glimpse into the horrors they were enduring. I highly recommend adding this to your itinerary.
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Lali_L, Nov 2021 Verified
Daniel, is a great tour guide! I really enjoyed how detailed and how great of a storyteller he is. I recommend to anyone to visit the plantation it is such a landmark. I will go again!
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ReadingBuddies, Nov 2021 Verified
Emma was an excellent tour guide. She showed us through the house, provided so much information and was friendly, as well as helpful. We self toured the rest of the grounds. We have visited a couple of other plantations and liked this one the best. Highly recommend!
Destrehan Plantation Tour
Ann_W, Nov 2021 Verified
This tour was very informative & interesting. Our guides made our tour experience one to remember! I highly recommend this to anyone who may want to learn about their heritage and/or descendants.
Destrehan Plantation Tour
Alex_F, Nov 2021 Verified
Great experience, very informative, our guide was exceptional. Very happy with destrehan plantation.
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_L1900OS, Oct 2021 Verified
It was an amazing tour. Our guide Evelyn told us everything about the house, some historical facts and walked us through the whole house. Other parts we explored ourselves. 5/5, highly recommend!
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Asa_K, Oct 2021 Verified
A Beautifully well-kept plantation along with the fascinating history surrounding it. Definitely the highlight of my trip to New Orleans.
Destrehan Plantation Tour
David J, Oct 2021 Verified
We arrived and were just in time for the last tour of the day. But, our tour guide, Beverly, was as enthusiastic and interesting as if we were her first group today. She provided detailed history that made the house and plantation come alive. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit!

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