Stand under ancient live oaks, dripping with Spanish Moss, and hear moving stories of the marginalized people who stood there before you–enslaved Africans, Native Americans, German farmers, and Acadians (Cajuns). This multifaceted, multi-sensory historical tour was created and is hosted by Dianne "Gumbo Marie" Honore, a descendant of Jean Baptiste Destrehan, the father of the original owner of Destrehan Plantation, and an enslaved African woman named Genevieve Bienville. This promises to be the highlight of your Louisiana vacation.
On this tour you will:
Demonstrations happen along the way and can include:
Tour lagniappe includes:
- Interactive music demonstrations with audience participation
- Group discussions on the contributions of African, Acadian, German, Italian, and French musical rhythms and instrumentation
This special two (2) hour tour is offered to groups of 15 or more people. Please call Melissa Monica at (985) 764-9315, ext. 2 for group rates and bookings. Advance notice is required.