Living History Museum


Happy Mardi Gras!

Jan 03, 2024 news

The plantation is open the weekend before Mardi Gras and Lundi Gras (Monday before Mardi Gras); however, we will be closed for Mardi Gras Tuesday February 13, 2024 and resume normal business hours on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Read More »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Dec 20, 2023 news

Destrehan Plantation will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day - From our family to yours have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year Read More »

Christmas Eve Bonfire Adventure w/Holiday Dinner at Destrehan Plantation

Dec 13, 2023 news

Gray Line New Orleans Sight Seeing Tours presents the Christmas Eve Bonfire Adventure w/Holiday Dinner at Destrehan Plantation. This special tour includes motor coach transportation, a guided tour of Destrehan Plantation, a traditional holiday dinner, group escort, bottled water, eggnog, and Christmas cookies. For availability and pricing click here: Read More »

Downloadable audio tours available on site in French, Spanish, German and English !

Sep 05, 2023 news

Downloadable audio tours available on site in French, Spanish, German, and English with the purchase of a Life at Destrehan Plantation tour ticket. You can inquire with a gift shop associate when you visit Destrehan Plantation. Read More »

Summer Special – Buy One Adult Ticket and Receive Two Children’s Tickets For Free!

Jul 19, 2023 news

Buy one adult ticket and receive two children's tickets for free! Offer is valid when you purchase your tickets online only until September 5, 2023. Read More »

Jeff Rocks Back The Clock 2024

Jul 11, 2023 news

Destrehan Plantation is hosting "Jeff Rocks Back the Clock," on TBD. This event is celebrating Jeff Willet day in St. Charles Parish. Jeff has been a member of many bands through his life and was recently diagnosed with ALS. Many of his current and former bandmates will come together on this day to perform and raise money for the Gleason Foundation. The event is free to the public. There will be plenty of music all afternoon. Food and beverage will be available for purchase under the pavilion. Read More »

The Plantation is Open for Tours Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Jul 03, 2023 news

Wishing your family a safe and wonderful 4th of July. Read More »

Essence Festival 2023 Special from June 29th to July 9th, 2023

Jun 26, 2023 news

Get $5 off a general admission ticket when you book your tour online. Enter promo code ESS23 upon check out to receive your discount. Offer valid from June 29th to July 9th, 2023. Read More »

Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Whitney Plantation – Saturday, June 17, 2023, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Jun 07, 2023 news

  Join Destrehan Plantation, a partner, with Whitney Plantation, who is hosting Juneteenth Freedom Festival, Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, 5099 LA-18, Edgard, LA 70049. Free Festival Admission includes local food trucks, market vendors, free health screenings, free audio tours with the Whitney app, and children's activities. Use the QR code in the second picture to register. A map of the grounds and activities is also included in this post. Destrehan Plantation's educational booth will provide historical documentation on the Rost Home Colony, Freedman's Bureau, part of Destrehan Plantation's history after the Civil War         Read More »

Heritage Day is Friday April 28, 2023 from 9 am to 3 pm

Apr 17, 2023 news

Destrehan Plantation invites you to peek into Louisiana’s past during Heritage Day on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 9am to 3pm located at 13034 River Road, Destrehan, Louisiana 70047. Walk in the footsteps of history through music, dance, demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on activities. This family friendly event is great for all ages and will include demonstrations of butter making, candle dipping, needlework, trapping, and many other “old-time” activities. You will listen to 19th century music in the shade of our historic oak trees and join in with the Lagniappe Historic Past-Time and Dance on our carriageway.   Meet soldiers from the War of 1812, see and hear their muskets, maybe even visit with a pirate or two! Take a walk inside the Finding Our Roots, African American Traveling Museum and visit with Southern Louisiana Native Americans. Heritage Day pays tribute to the many cultures (e.g., Native Americans, French, Spanish, African and German)… Read More »

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