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Located 25 miles (40 kilometers) upriver from New Orleans, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Learn about life in the antebellum South while wandering the grounds among ancient oak trees.

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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA, 70047
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Destrehan Plantation Tour

Destrehan Plantation Tour

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Experience the Lower Mississippi Valley’s oldest documented plantation home with this excursion at Destrehan mansion. Learn about the plantation’s social, political, and economic history, explore an exhibit dedicated to the slave revolt of 1811, enjoy a folk-life demonstration and a picnic lunch on the beautiful grounds, and stop by the gift shop for locally-made crafts.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Destrehan Plantation Experience

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New Orleans Destrehan Plantation Experience

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You can see the Destrehan Plantation and enjoy the rest of your vacation. Transportation is included. Destrehan Plantation is an antebellum mansion, in the French Colonial style, modified with Greek Revival architectural elements. It is located in southeast Louisiana, near the town of the same name, Destrehan. During the 19th century, the plantation was a major producer of indigo and then sugarcane.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.80
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Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 16 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.25
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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Explore Louisiana’s unique history and ecology on this combo day tour from New Orleans. Travel along the oak-lined River Road to Destrehan Plantation, where you can tour the 1787 sugar plantation home, grounds and slave quarters while learning about life in the antebellum South and the site’s changing role during the Civil War. Then, venture into the bayou on a narrated swamp cruise through wild wetlands that are home to turtles, otters, snakes and famous Louisiana gators.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.25
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Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

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Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 6 or 9 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.50
$145.00
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Small-Group Half-Day Airboat Swamp Adventure & Plantation Tour from New Orleans
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Small-Group Half-Day Airboat Swamp Adventure & Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this airboat adventure from New Orleans. In a small group, wind through tree‐lined swampland and spot abundant local wildlife, including nutria, alligators, and giant catfish, and stop at Destrehan Plantation to get a taste of the elegant antebellum south.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

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Experience the elegance of New Orleans’ antebellum south on this full-day historical plantation tour. In a small group, visit Destrehan Plantation, then Houmas House Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and former slave quarters while hearing fascinating – and often somber – pre‐Civil war histories from expert guides.  You'll also enjoy a private, unlimited gourmet buffet luncheon, served exclusively for your group at Houmas House.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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New Orleans Plantation Driving Tour

New Orleans Plantation Driving Tour

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Get a glimpse into life in the antebellum south on a private, full-day tour from New Orleans to the former plantations of the Mississippi River. Choose from two different tour options, and visit a pair of historic estates that help tell the story of Louisiana’s evolution through the era of cotton and sugar industries, riverboats, the slave trade, and the Civil War.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$773.34
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Private Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

Private Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

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Visiting Louisiana’s historic plantations provides insight into life in the Antebellum South and one of the most significant periods in US history, and this tour visits two in one day. Experience 19th-century life at Destrehan Plantation with a guide in period dress. Afterwards, head to Houmas House for a delicious, elegant lunch, a tour of the sugar cane plantation, and magnificent views along the Mississippi River.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,025.00
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New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour

New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour

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Get beyond the usual stops in the French Quarter with this driving tour of New Orleans, including the Destrehan Plantation on River Road not far from the city center.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$666.67
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New Orleans Plantation and Swamp Private Tour
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New Orleans Plantation and Swamp Private Tour

New Orleans quickly brings thoughts of Mardi Gras and jazz music to mind- but don’t let that limit your experience of this fascinating city! There’s plenty to explore outside of the main streets, and this day trip is what it’s all about. Let your local host show you another side of New Orleans on a private day trip. It’s an experience you’ll never forget! Who doesn’t love some scandalous history and hidden stories? The Barataria Swamps have plenty of those! Visit the Barataria Preserve in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Reserve and learn about infamous pirate gangs, and see just where they conducted their black market businesses. You’ll be surprised at some of the turns the story of this outlaw takes. Get a unique look at the history behind plantations and slavery in the south as you visit the oldest plantation in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Take a walk through history as you explore the old plantation home.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.78
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Private New Orleans City Tour with Destrehan Plantation Tour
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Private New Orleans City Tour with Destrehan Plantation Tour

Maximize your time in New Orleans with a private full-day tour tour made for you! Kick off your 3 hour city tour with highlights of the Big Easy. City Tour includes a cemetery and stop in city park. You will have enough time for a 1 hour lunch at a local seafood restaurant. Then you will spend 2 hours at the oldest recorded plantation, Destrehan Plantation. Best of all, your private tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,380.00
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Private Destrehan and Houmas House Plantation Tour from New Orleans
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Private Destrehan and Houmas House Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Whether you’re nervous of getting lost in New Orleans or prefer to skip the self-drive hassles, take it easy with your own personal driver/guide on this door-to-door trip to two historic plantations. First, visit Destrehan Plantation, established way back in 1787; next, tour 19th-century Houmas House, with 38 acres (15 hectares) of gardens. Travel in a comfortable SUV with space for up to five.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$999.00
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The Historical Side of Louisiana: Plantation Half-Day Trip Private Tour
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The Historical Side of Louisiana: Plantation Half-Day Trip Private Tour

Louisiana in the 1800s was a far cry from modern times. And if you’re looking for one of the best places to start exploring the history of this place, this private day trip takes you to the most significant and oldest plantations in the area. Join your knowledgeable local host on a guided tour through the plantation and its grounds to get a full picture of what life was like back then- for both the plantation owners and the slaves. Your local host will make sure you get all the details and stories that visitors so often miss. Hear about how the Destrehan family came to historical significance, and discover who last owned the plantation before slavery was ended. From the plantation architect to Marguerite, a household slave, you’ll get to know more about the lives of the people that lived here. Take your time walking through the historical buildings- fully understanding all the rooms in the plantation and what their purpose.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.60
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Combination Private Citywide Driving Tour featuring Destrehan Plantation

Combination Private Citywide Driving Tour featuring Destrehan Plantation

Your private tour guide will take you on an overview excursion of the city, with an estimated duration of 3 hours. Make the most of your time in New Orleans and combine our Private Citywide Driving Tour with Destrehan Plantation.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$495.00
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Destrehan Plantation Tour with transportation

Destrehan Plantation Tour with transportation

You will find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana when french was the language and the white gold of sugar drove the economy. The Plantation history consist of many notable people and events. The plantation exhibits and original signed documents signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison appointing Jean Noel to the New Orleans territorial Council responsible for creating Louisiana Civil Law Government. Desterhan plantation was the site where one of the three trials took place following the 1811 slave revolt one of the largest slave revolts in US history by Charles Deslondes. During the Civil war the union army seized the plantation and established colonies were newly freed slaves learned trades enabling them to transition into a life of freedom
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Destrehan Plantation tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Destrehan Plantation can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 16 Destrehan Plantation tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Destrehan Plantation 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Destrehan Plantation costs USD 23.57. Guided Destrehan Plantation tours start around USD 23.57 per person. See all 16 Destrehan Plantation tickets and tours on Viator.
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