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Located 25 miles (40 kilometers) upriver from New Orleans, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Learn about life in the antebellum South while wandering the grounds among ancient oak trees.

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13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA, 70047
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Destrehan Plantation Tour

Destrehan Plantation Tour

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Experience the Lower Mississippi Valley’s oldest documented plantation home with this excursion at Destrehan mansion. Learn about the plantation’s social, political, and economic history, explore an exhibit dedicated to the slave revolt of 1811, enjoy a folk-life demonstration and a picnic lunch on the beautiful grounds, and stop by the gift shop for locally-made crafts.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.57
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$23.57

New Orleans Destrehan Plantation Experience
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New Orleans Destrehan Plantation Experience

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Get a glimpse into Louisiana's antebellum history on a guided tour of Destrehan Plantation, once a major producer of indigo and sugar. Learn about the impact of these industries and the slave trade on the Louisiana economy as you tour the French Colonial mansion, gardens, and slave cabins. No rental car needed, as van transportation from New Orleans is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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$62.00

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Explore Louisiana’s unique history and ecology on this combo day tour from New Orleans. Travel along the oak-lined River Road to Destrehan Plantation, where you can tour the 1787 sugar plantation home, grounds and slave quarters while learning about life in the antebellum South and the site’s changing role during the Civil War. Then, venture into the bayou on a narrated swamp cruise through wild wetlands that are home to turtles, otters, snakes and famous Louisiana gators.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.00
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$111.00

Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

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Experience the elegance of New Orleans’ antebellum south on this full-day historical plantation tour. In a small group, visit Destrehan Plantation, then Houmas House Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and former slave quarters while hearing fascinating – and often somber – pre‐Civil war histories from expert guides.  You'll also enjoy a private, unlimited gourmet buffet luncheon, served exclusively for your group at Houmas House.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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$179.00

Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 16 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.00
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Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 6 or 9 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.00
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$151.00

Small-Group Half-Day Airboat Swamp Adventure & Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Small-Group Half-Day Airboat Swamp Adventure & Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this airboat adventure from New Orleans. In a small group, wind through tree‐lined swampland and spot abundant local wildlife, including nutria, alligators, and giant catfish, and stop at Destrehan Plantation to get a taste of the elegant antebellum south.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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$175.00

New Orleans Plantation Driving Tour

New Orleans Plantation Driving Tour

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Get a glimpse into life in the antebellum south on a private, full-day tour from New Orleans to the former plantations of the Mississippi River. Choose from two different tour options, and visit a pair of historic estates that help tell the story of Louisiana’s evolution through the era of cotton and sugar industries, riverboats, the slave trade, and the Civil War.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$773.34
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$773.34
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Private Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

Private Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

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Visiting Louisiana’s historic plantations provides insight into life in the Antebellum South and one of the most significant periods in US history, and this tour visits two in one day. Experience 19th-century life at Destrehan Plantation with a guide in period dress. Afterwards, head to Houmas House for a delicious, elegant lunch, a tour of the sugar cane plantation, and magnificent views along the Mississippi River.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,148.00
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$2,148.00
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New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour

New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour

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Get beyond the usual stops in the French Quarter with this driving tour of New Orleans, including the Destrehan Plantation on River Road not far from the city center.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$695.00
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$695.00
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The Ultimate Historical Plantation Private Day Trip

The Ultimate Historical Plantation Private Day Trip

What if there was a way to experience Barataria Swamp & Plantation away from the big tourist busses and audio guides? Well, you are in luck because this is the private day trip you are looking for! Meet your local guide in New Orleans and embark on a journey where you'll get to discover this unique attraction off the beaten path. Yes, get ready to experience Barataria Swamps from an authentic perspective with its highlights, the ins and outs, stories and cultural facts. And don't forget to check out Destrehan plantation, a must-see while exploring with your local guide. Withlocals The Ultimate Barataria Swamp & Plantation Private Day Tripℱ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.12
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$160.12
Price varies by group size

Private Destrehan and Houmas House Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Private Destrehan and Houmas House Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Whether you’re nervous of getting lost in New Orleans or prefer to skip the self-drive hassles, take it easy with your own personal driver/guide on this door-to-door trip to two historic plantations. First, visit Destrehan Plantation, established way back in 1787; next, tour 19th-century Houmas House, with 38 acres (15 hectares) of gardens. Travel in a comfortable SUV with space for up to five.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$999.00
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$999.00
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Private New Orleans City Tour with Destrehan Plantation Tour

Private New Orleans City Tour with Destrehan Plantation Tour

Maximize your time in New Orleans with a private full-day tour tour made for you! Kick off your 3 hour city tour with highlights of the Big Easy. City Tour includes a cemetery and stop in city park. You will have enough time for a 1 hour lunch at a local seafood restaurant. Then you will spend 2 hours at the oldest recorded plantation, Destrehan Plantation. Best of all, your private tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,380.00
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$1,380.00
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Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Experience the civilized and the wild on a plantation tour and educational swamp boat ride from New Orleans. On this full-day journey, visit Oak Alley Plantation where you'll learn about antebellum life and stroll down its iconic tree-lined esplanade. Next, head into the marshy swampland for a boat ride and some wildlife spotting. Enjoy guided commentary as you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes and native birds.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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The History of Slavery in Louisiana Tour

The History of Slavery in Louisiana Tour

Take a deep dive into the history of the slave trade in Louisiana with this guided tour. Booking a private tour means you'll get personalized attention and be able to move at your own pace, asking plenty of questions along the way. Explore the Whitney Plantation, active in the 17th and 18th centuries, with your guide discussing the human costs, economic effects, and the abolitionist movements.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$650.00
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Destrehan Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Established in 1787 and listed on the national registry of historic places Destrehan plantation remains the oldest documented Plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. We invite you to travel from the French and Spanish colonial periods through the antebellum grandeur of the sugar barons, to the ravages of the Civil War and the rebirth of reconstruction. You will find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana when French was the language and the white goal of sugar drove the economy. Family stories of those free and enslaved set against the fabric of history will intrigue every visitor to this site.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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