A Louisiana Legacy

Past Times Camp



Each year, thousands of school children visit Destrehan Plantation to learn about Louisiana’s history. The River Road Historical Society doing business as Destrehan Plantation is pleased to offer an extended learning opportunity through our Past Times Summer Camp. Organized and operated by Destrehan Plantation staff members and volunteers with expertise in numerous topics related to Louisiana history, Past Times Camp is available for children between the ages of 7 and 12 on (to be announced)


Each day, campers will use the extensive grounds and buildings of Destrehan Plantation as the backdrop for their learning. The camp will include indoor and outdoor activities as the children explore history from the earliest inhabitants to the Civil War. The camp includes presentations by staff members and volunteers along with numerous hands-on activities to make history come alive. Some of the activities include making and playing old-time toys and games, butter making, candle making, and rope making as our ancestors would have done in the 1700s and 1800s, and daily opportunities to read, write, and talk about Louisiana history.

Destrehan Plantation is actively monitoring the health recommendations being issued by state and local government officials and will operate Past Times Camp in accordance with the guidelines in place at that time.

Past Times Camp is funded, in part, by the United Way of St. Charles.

You can download a Past Times Things to Do Flyer here.

You can download a Past Times Camp registration form here.

You can download Past Times Camp Instructions and Camper Code of Conduct here.

For more information, please contact Rachel Allemand, Heritage Education Coordinator, at (985) 764-9315, ext. 102.


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