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New Orleans: Destrehan Plantation Tour

Product ID: 210078
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Explore the beautiful grounds of the Destrehan Plantation, with live oak trees covered in Spanish moss, and take a tour of the oldest documented plantation in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take pictures under live oak trees covered in Spanish moss
  • See an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
  • Learn about the dark history of the American slave trade
Full description
Upon arrival, guests will enter through the Destrehan Plantation store and gift shop, and exit through the back door onto the grounds, where they will meet a personal interpreter to begin the tour. The interpreter will educate guests with stories about the people who lived on the plantation, both free and enslaved. There will also be an opportunity to gaze upon an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and to learn the significance of the document in terms of how it relates to Louisiana History.

After the house tour, guests can view a folk-life demonstration and self-explore the dependency buildings, such as a slave cabin with an enslavement registry, an overseer's cabin showcasing the 1811 Slave Revolt and Rost Home Colony exhibits, an outdoor kitchen, a washroom, a trapper's cabin and the Legacy Room displaying original documents and artefacts from the family members.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Free parking
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Customers should look for the old Plantation Store.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that no scooters are allowed in the plantation home
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Destrehan Plantation

Product ID: 210078