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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. This majestic antebellum home watches over the banks of the Mississippi River minutes away from New Orleans. Established in 1787 and listed on the National register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. In 2010 the site received a travel and tourism Louey Award naming it the 2010 Louisiana Attraction of the year.

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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On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, our business office and the plantation will close at 12:00 noon for a private event. We will resume normal business hours Wednesday, October 14, 2015.


Save The Dates!

The 44th Annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival is November 14th & 15th, 2015.

Gates open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arts & Crafts, Antique Vendors, Cajun and Creole Food Park, Children's Activities, and Live Entertainment await you!

Live Entertainment by:

Reed Alleman Band, Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Summer Breeze, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Topcats, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

See you at the festival!



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