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Be Our Guest!Visiting Destrehan

Costumed interpreters intrigue you with the legacy of the Destrehan family, historic events that occurred at this site, and the unique architectural features of the plantation. Destrehan is owned by the River Road Historical Society, a nonprofit organization.

Weekly Schedule

Tour hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, with the exception of major holidays. Tours leave every half hour. The guided portion of the tour includes the main house by a costumed guide.  After thetour you may see the demonstration and explore the grounds.

Admission:

$18 for adults, $16 for Triple AAA members and active military, $15 for senior citizens, $7 for children 7-17, and children 6 and under free.

The above prices reflect admission for walk-ins only, not group, private, or Heritage Education Program rates.

Group Tour Rates:

Special group rates are available for groups of 20 or more and special interest group tours available upon request. Special interactive tours are available by appointment for student groups.  Call 985-764-9315 for extended interactive tour rates.

Heritage Education Program:

Please contact Angela Matherne for the Heritage Education Program taylored tour rates at (985)764-9315.

Demonstration Schedule:

Saturday - Blacksmithing

Sunday - Candlemaking

Monday - Wash Room, Kitchen, Gardening

Tuesday - Bousillage

Wednesday - FoodWays and Blacksmithing

Thursday - Blacksmithing

Friday - African American Herbal Remedies or Carpentry (This alternates per week)

DIRECTIONS: Destrehan Plantation is located a half-mile from from the Hale Boggs Bridge on River Road (Hwy. 48) in Destrehan and 8 miles from the New Orleans International Airport. The site is accessible from I-10 and Highway 61 by taking I-310 south and exiting at River Road (Highway 48). Turn left at River Road, and the house is on left at 13034 River Road. General parking is located at the east entrance.


 

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