Destrehan Plantation is a historic site located 25 miles from downtown New Orleans. It offers guided tours of the beautifully restored plantation home rich in 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 first tour leaves at 9:30 a.m. and our last tour leaves 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.
"It's a very good combination of history, slave life, plantation owner life, good view of the house and other buildings and slave quarters and a lot of great information. And it's one of the closest ones to New Orleans. Some plantations focus more on the slave life and some completely ignore it only focusing on the main house and its people and furnishings. We have visited many and found this one to be the best balance," said Bingitt from Washington State.
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