A Louisiana Legacy

Plan Your Visit

Destrehan Plantation is a historic site located a short drive outside of New Orleans. It offers guided tours of the beautifully restored plantation house, home to rich Louisiana history. Visitors can also explore the enchanting grounds featuring a collection of live oak trees over two hundred years old, see historic exhibits, and participate in period demonstrations.

Your entire family can take a step back in time and learn about the social, economic and political changes that helped shape the present day St. Charles Parish and turned Destrehan Plantation into a Louisiana legacy.

We are open seven days a week, with the exception of major holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our last tour leaves at 4:00 p.m. and the grounds close at 5:00 p.m. Our tours leave every half-hour and on the hour. The tour through the plantation home takes approximately one hour, after you can view a craft demonstration and self-explore the grounds.

Our Historic Site Offers:

  • History rich guided tours
  • Beautiful scenery
  • A relaxing atmosphere
  • Picnic areas
  • A Heritage Education Program for students
  • A gift shop with hand made items by local artists and craft artisans
  • Senior citizens, AAA motor club, military, children, and large group discounts
  • Our gift shop, the main house, and the education center are handicap accessible

Tours Includes:

  • A guided tour of the plantation home by a historical interpreter
  • Access to the Jefferson Room - featuring an authentic document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
  • Access to the Herbert J Harvey, Jr. Legacy Room - featuring interactive media and original artifacts and documents from the family members
  • Access to the 1811 Slave Revolt Exhibit
  • Self-guided tour of the grounds and dependency buildings
  • A daily folk life demonstration
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