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.
This majestic antebellum home watches over the banks of the Mississippi River minutes
away from New Orleans. Established in 1787 and listed on the National register of Historic Places,
Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.
In 2010 the site received a travel and tourism Louey Award naming it the 2010 Louisiana Attraction of the year.
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.
Phase I - Interior Progress on our Administration Building.
Pictured here is an original hand-built French door and a window shutter made from the original rafters holding the roof to the historic Troxler house. Notice the stain on the shutters. Steel wool soaking in vinegar made a natural stain from the rust. Boiled linseed oil was applied to give it this beautiful finished look.