A Louisiana Legacy


Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017

November 16, 2017 news

The plantation is closed Thursday, November 23, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours, Friday, November 24, 2017.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Read More »

Fall Festival is Saturday and Sunday, November 11th & 12th 2017

October 31, 2017 news

The River Road Historical Society recently acquired an additional eight (8) acres of wooded land contiguous to the north of the plantation's existing property. Contractors converted a portion of the new land into a large parking lot to be used fo… Read More »


October 6, 2017 news

Due to Tropical Storm Nate, the plantation will close at noon on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The plantation is also closed Sunday, October 8, 2017.     Read More »

Save the Date! Fall Festival is Saturday, November 11th and Sunday November 12, 2017

September 26, 2017 news

Gates open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm This years' festival will feature live entertainment by: Summer Breeze Band - Saturday: 12:00 noon -4:00 pm Louisiana Spice - Sunday: 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Get your holiday shopping done by visiting our a… Read More »

Cooperage (Barrel Making) Demonstration at the Plantation!

September 25, 2017 news

Our experienced cooper will demonstrate the art of barrel making. On plantations coopers crafted cask barrels, which held sugar, flour, gunpower, tobacco, liquids and other commdoities. Coopers turned staves and hoops into butter churns, tubs, bucket… Read More »

The Taylor Barn Activity Center is Now Open!

September 11, 2017 news

Destrehan Plantation's newest addition to the Heritage Education Program is the opening of its hands-on activity center for students.  … Read More »

The Plantation is Open for Labor Day, September 4, 2017

September 1, 2017 news

The plantation is open for tours Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Read More »

Plantation is Open Today, Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 news

The plantation is open for tours today, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Read More »

Plantation is Closed Today, Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017 news

Due to severe thunderstorms and for the safety of our employees, the plantation is closed today, Tuesday, August 29, 2017.   Read More »

Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival 2017

August 24, 2017 news

Destrehan Plantation's Fall Festival is Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017 located at 13034 River Road in Destrehan, Louisiana.   Gates open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm This years' festival will feature live enterta… Read More »

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