Heritage Weekend is Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.
From daily chores and simple pastimes to wars fought on its soil, Louisiana was forever changed during the 19th century. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States, and Louisiana became the 18th state. Some families were torn apart by war while freedom allowed other families to be reunited. The perseverance of Louisianans was tested by hurricanes and diseases such as yellow fever and cholera. Heritage Weekend at Destrehan Plantation takes a look back at the 19th century and the influences of the many cultures that contributed to Louisiana life during this time period.
The 2021 Heritage Weekend will be held at Destrehan Plantation on Saturday, May 1st and Sunday May2nd from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The two-day event is open to the public. Visitors will engage in hands-on activities, observe demonstrations, reenactments and exhibits, and participate in music and dance related to 19th century life in south Louisiana.
Included in Admission price:
Saturday & Sunday Activities (included in the admission price)
- Guided tours of a slave cabin and the main house
- Pony Rides
- Food: water, soft drinks, snacks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries
Lagniappe: Free Parking and Picnic Grounds
Note: Employees, visitors, and volunteers are expected to comply with Covid-19 regulations (e.g., face masks, distancing, sanitizing) in place on May 1st and 2nd, 2021.
Tickets are available online and on May 1st and 2nd at the Plantation Store/Gift Shop
Option 1 - Heritage Weekend activities only
- $8 per child (ages 7-17 years)
- $10 per adult
- Children 6 and under - free
To reserve your tickets:
Heritage Weekend Actvities Only
Option 2 - Heritage Weekend activities and guided tour of slave cabin and main house
- $10 per child
- $22 per adult (no discounts allowed for May 1st and 2nd)
- Children 6 and under free
To reserve your tickets:
Heritage Weekend Activities and House Tour
Download your Heritage Weekend flyer here.
Download re-enactor's guideline & registration forms here.
The River Road Historical Society is seeking photos of people, places, and events in St. Charles Parish prior to 1960 for an exhibit at Heritage Weekend at Destrehan Plantation on May 1-2, 2021 and for display at the St. Charles Parish Library. If you would like to submit a photo please download the request for old photos flyer and photo submission information here.
For more information contact:
-Rachel Allemand, Heritage Education Coordinator