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Travel from the French and Spanish Colonial periods through the antebellum grandeur of the sugar barons, to the ravages of Civil War and the rebirth of reconstruction. Family stories set against the fabric of history will intrigue and entertain every visitor to the site.

Wandering among the authentic buildings on the plantation after the tour of the lovingly restored main house, you can find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana and better understand what it is like to live in another time, when French was the language and the white gold of sugar drove the economy.

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The Azby Fund donates $1M to our Master Plan Development! You can read about our plan and groundbreaking ceremony by accessing our River Road Historical Society Newsletter "La Creole Messenger."
If you are interested in becoming a member of the River Road Historical Society you can do so by accessing and completing our membership form and mailing it to:  The River Road Historical Society, P.O. Box 5. Destrehan, Louisiana  70047. Members of the River Road Historical Society receive free admittance to the site and the opportunity to be involved in preserving America's beginnings for the children of the future.


The River Road Historical Society marks Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th, 2014 for its 43rd Annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival. Our family event offers the following activities this year:

  • Live Entertainment by Summer Breeze Performing Saturday, November 8th and LO2 performing Sunday, November 9th, 2014
  • Expanded Arts and Crafts area
  • Antique Vendors located in the Mule Barn
  • Cajun Creole Food Park
  • Children's Activities
  • Guided Tours of the Main House by Costume Guides
  • Information on our Master Plan Development and how you can become a "Master Plan Builder"

All proceeds from our Fall Festival benefit the River Road Historical Society, a non-profit organization, whose goal is the historical preservation and expansion of Destrehan Plantation for generations to come.


To view Destrehan Historic News by Hazel Taylor Click here.



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Destrehan Plantation | 13034 River Road | Destrehan, Louisiana 70047 | 1-877-453-2095