- 3 Ratings
Annual Spring Heritage Day at the Destrehan Plantation
Take part in an enriching educational experience at the Destrehan Plantation, founded by a French courtier long ago. Enjoy hands-on activities and learn about the daily lives of 18th and 19th-century workers.
What You Will Do
- Get insights into the daily life of those who lived on Destrehan Plantation centuries ago
- Watch authentic demonstrations of weaving, blacksmith, calligraphy and more for an entertaining look at an older way of life
- Hear stories of the plantation and learn about herbal remedies originating from African-American culture
- Meet farm animals and listen to period music while trying out some 18th-century dance moves
- Hands-on experiences and educational experiences
- Visit to Destrehan Plantation
- 3 Ratings
This is an excellent culminating experience for 5th graders as this is part of our social studies curriculum. The exhibits were interesting and kept the students' attention. The question sheet provided helped to keep the students focused.
Our students enjoyed all of the hands on activities and presentations. The presentations this year were more on the kids level and presenters were very patient and helped the students understand the information. Our students saw the buses arriving and most of them said, "AWWWWW! Do we have to go now?" Thank you for giving our students this opportunity to enrich their understanding of life in Louisiana in the past. Rhonda Balsamo Lusher Charter School