Living History Museum

Student Tours

Activate the Historical Imagination of your Students

Destrehan Plantation’s award-winning and nationally renowned Heritage Education Program affords students of all ages an opportunity to walk back in time and witness history firsthand. Explore the beautifully restored house and the magnificent grounds featuring 200-year old live oak trees as well as educational exhibits and demonstrations. Student tours are grade-level appropriate and meet school district curriculum benchmark and standards for grades K-12. To assure desired dates, please book student tours one month in advance. Allow a minimum of two hours for the student visit.

All proceeds from the Heritage Program go to the restoration and preservation of Destrehan Plantation and its dependency buildings.

Our Heritage Education Program Offers:

  • Primary Sources
  • State-of-the-Art Museums
  • Picnic Areas
  • In-service opportunities between teachers & plantation program Coordinator

Louisiana Student Standards for Social Studies That Correlate with a Field Trip to Destrehan Plantation – Download forms below  



During the Tour:

  • Historical interpreters educate students about the lives of those who lived on the plantation free and enslaved.
  • Students interact with interpreters and relate colonial life and early statehood life to contemporary times.
  • Develop research opportunities
  • Witness folk-life demonstrations
  • Educational visit questionaire download here
  • Educational visit questionaire answer key download here
  • 1811 Slave Revolt quiz download here
  • 1811 Slave Revolt answer key download here
  • Vocabulary words associated with visit download here
  • Suggested reading list download here

Follow-Up Activities for the Classroom:

  • Online resource materials
  • Stay connected through social media


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