Destrehan Plantation (French: Plantation Destrehan) 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.For Destrehan Plantation and beyond, use our Destrehan road trip planning app to get the most from your Destrehan vacation.
During the 19th century, the plantation was a major producer of indigo and then sugarcane. The home is most commonly associated with its second owner, Jean-Noël Destréhan, who served briefly as the first United States Senator from Louisiana in 1812. He was influential in the transition of the Orleans Territory to statehood.
The house is a unique example of a plantation home outliving the oil refinery that had been built around it. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural quality and association with important people and events in Louisiana history.
Destrehan Plantation reviews
The tour was excellent and gave a good overview of all aspects of the history of the plantation. Beverly was an excellent guide and was very engaging for our 7 and 5 year old children. The oak trees..... more »
The Candy Cane Celebration was well-planned and well-executed. Games were fun and the prizes were fabulous. The Crafts were beautiful; my granddaughters really enjoyed their creations. Snacks were... more »
We visited the plantation today with our kiddos and let me tell you it was money well spent! Beverly was our guide and she was so amazing! Very knowledgeable, in character, and interactive with everyone. The second guide was very good also! She went out of her way to come and tell the kids little fun facts. The grounds were well kept and we all loved it! Highly recommend 😊
Loved learning about this family and visiting this gorgeous house! Definitely a must see, they have in their possession some pretty amazing artifacts. However, I do agree with previous reviewers comments about this tour skimming over the darker parts of American history, and portraying the times as better than what they really were, specifically for the enslaved. If the tour went more into detail about these crucial aspects it really would be a perfect tour.
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