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Travel from the French and Spanish Colonial periods through the antebellum grandeur of the sugar barons, to the ravages of Civil War and the rebirth of reconstruction. Family stories set against the fabric of history will intrigue and entertain every visitor to the site.

Wandering among the authentic buildings on the plantation after the tour of the lovingly restored main house, you can find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana and better understand what it is like to live in another time, when French was the language and the white gold of sugar drove the economy.

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Weekly Schedule

Tours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our tours leave every half hour. The guided portion of the tour includes the main house by a costumed guide. After the tour you may see the demonstration and explore the grounds. 

Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for Triple AAA members and active military, $15 for senior citizens, $7 for  children 7-17, and children under 7 free.

Demonstration Schedule:

Saturday - Spinning and Weaving

Sunday - Family Artifacts

Monday- Blacksmith

Tuesday - Bousillage

Wednesday - Open Hearth Cooking

Thursday - Open Hearth Cooking

Friday - African American Herbal Remedies or Carpentry (This alternates per week)

French Tours

French tours are available every Monday and  Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Advanced reservations are required for French tours on other days.

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Weddings

We are completely booked for 2014 weddings, but are booking for 2015 weddings

For more information, email us at destplan@aol.com or call us at 985-764-9315.

An appointment is necessary to view our wedding facilties.

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Destrehan Plantation | 13034 River Road | Destrehan, Louisiana 70047 | 1-877-453-2095