A Louisiana Legacy

Plan Your Visit

Destrehan Plantation is a historic site located 30 minutes away from downtown New Orleans and 10 minutes away from the New Orleans International Airport. We offer guided tours of the beautifully restored plantation home rich in Louisiana history. Visitors can also explore the enchanted grounds featuring a collection of live oak trees over two hundred years old, see exhibits and participate in period demonstrations.

We are open seven days a week, with the exception of major holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our first tour begins at 9:30 a.m. and our last tour begins at 4:00 p.m. The grounds close at 5:00 p.m. Our tours leave on the hour and every half hour. The tour through the plantation home takes approximately 45 minutes. 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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