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.
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 Azby fund donates original document of sale dated May 19, 1829 of enslaved man "Ellie" purchased by Pierre A. Rost to the River Road Historical Society. The document is on display in the Herbert J. Harvey jr. Legacy Room.
The Heritage Education Program of Destrehan Plantation marks Wednesday, April 22, 2015 as Heritage Day. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Angie Matherne at (985)764-9315 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view Destrehan Historic News by Hazel Taylor Click here.