Learn about the history of Destrehan Plantation from a costumed interpreter that will share stories of those free and enslaved. Self explore the outer buildings and beautifully manicured grounds.
Duration:  1hr 15mins
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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- Embark in a historic journey back in time, exploring the iconic Destrehan Plantation on a guided tour with knowledgeable interpreter
- Enjoy learning about the history of the plantation and the surrounding area from costumed historical interpreters
- Self explore the grounds, view and participate in live demos and picnic
- View historic rooms in the plantation including the Jefferson Room and Herbert J Harvey, Jr. Legacy Room
- Plantation tour
The plantation home is wheel-chair accessible. Other than service animals, pets are not permissible.
Jul 1, 2020
Seeing as how much of the original "big house" is not in it's original state after having sat vacant and being used as an office building, I feel like this property would be a prime opportunity to start shifting how plantation tours are done. I felt that this tour was a bit "white washed". "Enslaved people" were mentioned here and there, as was the slave revolt of 1811. However, we were told if we wanted more details on that to ask. I think less time should be spent on the family history of the people that founded the plantation, and more should be spent on the enslaved people. Your own website has tremendous documentation on the enslaved people that were held here, and I think it's a disservice to history to not focus on that. I've toured concentration camps before (both death and work camps). They don't spend the majority of those tours talking about the Nazi's that started the camps. They spend the majority of the tour talking about the heinous acts that were committed there. I also felt that the bed frame in the slave quarters, while interesting, created a false narrative of the actual conditions in which slaves were kept.
Jun 28, 2020
The tour guides are all so nice and personable. Loved learning about the history of the plantation. From how it was built to the families that lived there. It’s important to remember this period in our nations history.
Mar 13, 2020
Frank was an excellent guide! He was so knowledgeable about all aspects of the plantation's history and answered questions fully and respectfully.
Meeting location:  13034 River Rd
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