A Louisiana Legacy

Unheard Voices Tour

The Unheard Voices of the German Coast Tour - exclusively by Dianne Honore Destrehan

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Experience a multifaceted, multi-sensory, interactive historical interpretation with family descendant Dianne Honore', nicknamed "Gumbo Marie." The Unheard Voices of the German Coast tour encompasses the marginalized people such as German farmers, Acadians, enslaved Africans and native Americans who cultivated Louisiana's Heritage.

On this tour you will:

  • Walk the grounds where hospitals run by enslaved women, a cooper shop, a blacksmith shop, a dry-goods store and brutal sugar cane fields once stood
  • View the main house with an emphasis on the 1811 Slave Revolt and tribunal held on the gallery of the plantation home
  • See the wash shed where enslaved prisoners were kept
  • Walk under the old oaks and learn the history of the enslaved gardens and religious acts in the region
  • Learn the French Creole system of slavery

Demonstrations happen along the way and can include:

  • Gris gris making
  • Medicine in the 1800s from native Americans and voodoo healers
  • 1800s slave garments
  • Gumbo making and cooking
  • Tignon tying, hairstyles and hats
                        Dianne "Gumbo Marie" Honore

Tour lagniappe includes:

This special two (2) hour tour is offered Saturday at 10:15 am. If you would like to schedule a special day and time, or would like a quote on a group tour (20 people or more) please contact our office at (985) 764-9315, ext. 103. 

Important: You must book your tour 24 hours in advance.

Book your tour here: 

Unheard Voices of the German Coast

Group tours (20 people and over) available by appointment only. Please call Melissa at (985) 764-9315, ext. 103 to book a group tour.

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