A Louisiana Legacy


Annual Spring Heritage Day - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

January 8, 2018 news

Destrehan Plantation marks Wednesday, April 25, 2018 as Heritage Day. A registration form is required from all school groups. Please visit our upcoming events page to download the registration form.  If you require additional information, please… Read More »

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2018 news

The plantation is closed New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, January 2, 2018.   Read More »

Plantation closing at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 18, 2017 news

The plantation will close 12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 for a company function. We will resume normal business hours, Thursday, December 21, 2017. Read More »

The Plantation is Closed December 24th for Christmas Eve and December 25th for Christmas Day

November 28, 2017 news

We will resume normal business hours, Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Read More »

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017

November 16, 2017 news

The plantation is closed Thursday, November 23, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours, Friday, November 24, 2017.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Read More »

Fall Festival is Saturday and Sunday, November 11th & 12th 2017

October 31, 2017 news

The River Road Historical Society recently acquired an additional eight (8) acres of wooded land contiguous to the north of the plantation's existing property. Contractors converted a portion of the new land into a large parking lot to be used fo… Read More »


October 6, 2017 news

Due to Tropical Storm Nate, the plantation will close at noon on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The plantation is also closed Sunday, October 8, 2017.     Read More »

Save the Date! Fall Festival is Saturday, November 11th and Sunday November 12, 2017

September 26, 2017 news

Gates open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm This years' festival will feature live entertainment by: Summer Breeze Band - Saturday: 12:00 noon -4:00 pm Louisiana Spice - Sunday: 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Get your holiday shopping done by visiting our a… Read More »

Cooperage (Barrel Making) Demonstration at the Plantation!

September 25, 2017 news

Our experienced cooper will demonstrate the art of barrel making. On plantations coopers crafted cask barrels, which held sugar, flour, gunpower, tobacco, liquids and other commdoities. Coopers turned staves and hoops into butter churns, tubs, bucket… Read More »

The Taylor Barn Activity Center is Now Open!

September 11, 2017 news

Destrehan Plantation's newest addition to the Heritage Education Program is the opening of its hands-on activity center for students.  Read More »

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