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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.
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  • 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
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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.
  • Entrance fees
  • Free parking
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Customers should look for the old Plantation Store.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
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• Please note that no scooters are allowed in the plantation home

From US$ 19.85 per person

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Destrehan Plantation

Product ID: 210078