Destrehan Plantation, New Orleans

13034 River RoadDestrehan, LA 70047
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Overview

Discover Destrehan Plantation, where history comes alive. Meet the individuals whose portraits adorn this historic home and learn about the enslaved men and women who established it. Costumed interpreters guide you through the Big House, sharing stories from the yellow fever outbreaks and Civil War. Don’t miss this historic New Orleans plantation tour.

up to 1 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Destrehan Travel Experts
  • Explore Louisiana's oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.
  • Tickets include a guided tour of the Big House by costumed interpreters, and self-guided exploration of exhibits, dependency buildings, and scenic grounds.
  • Learn about the slave revolt of 1811, the largest in U.S. history.
  • Located just 25 minutes from Downtown New Orleans, and 10 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
  • Free on-site parking and luggage storage available.
  • Photography is allowed during the tour, but audio and videotaping are prohibited.
  • The gift shop features hand-made items by local artists and is ADA accessible.

Description

from Destrehan Plantation Tour
Discover Destrehan Plantation, where history comes alive in captivating detail. This New Orleans plantation tour will introduce you not only to the individuals whose portraits adorn this historic home but also to many of the enslaved men and women who built and sustained the plantation. Come meet them. Hear their stories. Then, go home and share what you've learned.

Just 25 minutes from Downtown New Orleans, Destrehan is the closest plantation to the city and the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. It is a significant landmark of Andry's Rebellion, the 1811 German Coast uprising, which was the largest slave revolt in United States history.

Few southern plantations bring the past to life as vividly as Destrehan Plantation. Costumed interpreters guide visitors through the Big House, sharing stories of both free and enslaved people who lived there during yellow fever outbreaks and the Civil War.

Learn about plantation architecture, view unique historical documents, and see family treasures, including a registry of enslaved individuals and an actual slave cabin.

After the tour, explore self-guided exhibits, dependency buildings, and the grounds. The Miller-Haydel Museum, once an overseer's cabin, hosts the 1811 German Coast Uprising exhibit, detailing the slave revolt that led to the execution of 44 people, including three from Destrehan Plantation.

Downloadable audio tours are available on site in French, Spanish, German, and English with the purchase of a Life at Destrehan Plantation tour ticket.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Destrehan Plantation Tour

Where is Destrehan Plantation?

Destrehan Plantation is located at 13034 River Road in Destrehan, Louisiana, and is one of the closest plantations to New Orleans.

How far is Destrehan Plantation from New Orleans?

Destrehan Plantation is approximately 25-30 minutes from Downtown New Orleans.

How long is the tour?

The guided tour lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, with additional time for exploring the self-guided exhibits, dependency buildings, and scenic grounds.

Can I take pictures?

Yes, but without delaying the tour. Additionally, audio and video recording is prohibited.

Are pets allowed on the tour?

Service animals are permitted, but pets are not.