A Louisiana Legacy

Plan Your Visit

Destrehan Plantation is a historic site located 25 minutes away from downtown New Orleans and 10 minutes away from the New Orleans International Airport. We offer guided tours of the beautifully restored plantation home rich in Louisiana history. Visitors can also explore the enchanted grounds featuring a collection of live oak trees over two hundred years old, see exhibits and participate in period demonstrations.

Effective Saturday, August 1, 2020 our new business hours will be 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The first tour of the day is 9:30 am, then 10:00 am, then every hour after. The last tour and demonstration of the day is 3:00 pm. The grounds and gift shop close at 4:30 pm. 

Destrehan Plantation continues to provide guided tours by historical interpreters.

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


Our Historic Site Offers:

  • History rich guided tours
  • Beautiful scenery
  • A relaxing atmosphere
  • Picnic areas
  • A Heritage Education Program for students
  • A gift shop with hand-made items by local artists and craft artisans
  • Senior citizens, AAA motor club, military, children, and large group discounts
  • Our gift shop, the main house, and the education center are handicap accessible

Tours Includes:

  • A guided tour of the plantation home by a historical interpreter
  • Access to the Jefferson Room - featuring an authentic document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
  • Access to the Herbert J Harvey, Jr. Legacy Room - featuring interactive media and original artifacts and documents from the family members
  • Access to the 1811 Slave Revolt Exhibit
  • Self-guided tour of the grounds and dependency buildings
  • A daily folk-life demonstration

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