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  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. Destrehan Plantation

From New Orleans: Tour of Destrehan Plantation

Product ID: 303138
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Visit Destrehan Plantation, the closest plantation to New Orleans. This tour includes round-trip transportation and a 1-hour tour of this French Colonial antebellum style mansion in the with lush gardens.
About this ticket
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English

Pickup included

Customers should look for a White Mini Bus with "Alert Transportation" on the side with a "Louisiana Tour Company" sign in the window. Morning tour 8:15 am - 8:45 am pickup window Afternoon tour 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm pickup window
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take advantage of a convenient tour just 30 minutes from New Orleans and the French Quarter
  • Enjoy a guided tour of this antebellum Mansion, the oldest plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley
  • Visit authentic slave quarters that outline the history of the 1811 Slave Revolt
  • Explore the lush grounds with moss-draped Live Oaks at your own pace
Full description
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. After being picked up, take a short 35-minute drive to the plantation house for a 1-hour guided tour and then take 45 minutes to explore the grounds on your own.

The plantation’s history consists of many notable people and events. The plantation served as a home to Marie Celeste Robin de Logny and her husband Jean Noel Destrehan, the most successful sugar producer in St. Charles Parish and one of the driving forces in Louisiana Statehood. The plantation exhibits an original document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison, appointing Jean Noel to the Orleans Territorial Council responsible for creating Louisiana’s civil law of government.

 
Destrehan Plantation was the site where one of the three trials took place following the 1811 Slave Revolt, one of the largest slave revolts in U.S. History led by Charles Deslondes. During the Civil War, the Union Army seized the plantation and established the Rost Home Colony, where newly freed slaves learned trades enabling them to transition into a life of freedom.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned mini bus or van
  • 1 hour guided tour
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Some walking is required on unpaved walkways