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Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan

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Destrehan Plantation (French: Plantation Destrehan) is an antebellum mansion, in the French Colonial style, modified with Greek Revival architectural elements. It is located in southeast Louisiana, near the town of the same name, Destrehan.

During the 19th century, the plantation was a major producer of indigo and then sugarcane. The home is most commonly associated with its second owner, Jean-Noël Destréhan, who served briefly as the first United States Senator from Louisiana in 1812. He was influential in the transition of the Orleans Territory to statehood.

The house is a unique example of a plantation home outliving the oil refinery that had been built around it. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural quality and association with important people and events in Louisiana history.

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  • My family and I visited on Monday and learned so much from our guide Evelyn. She is a wonderful storyteller. She catalyzed as well as humanized enslavement, providing multiple perspectives, both... 
    My family and I visited on Monday and learned so much from our guide Evelyn. She is a wonderful storyteller. She catalyzed as well as humanized enslavement, providing multiple perspectives, both...  more »
  • This was our first plantation tour, but it will not be the last. We took a pleasant 60 minute drive from NOLA to the plantation. I was in love the moment we turned into the lot greeted by the most... 
    This was our first plantation tour, but it will not be the last. We took a pleasant 60 minute drive from NOLA to the plantation. I was in love the moment we turned into the lot greeted by the most...  more »
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  • Excellent tour! Very informative! The tour guide was pleasant and she was knowledgeable about the house and grounds. You can come early and walk around the grounds on a self-guided tour of the slave quarters and the school. There's also a gift shop and public restrooms which were clean. Would definitely do the tour again!
  • The Destrehan Plantation tour was amazing. Our tour guide, Ms. Beverly, was so personable and knowledgeable about all the information about the plantation. She made the tour worthwhile. The home itself is a magnificent structure. The property is beautiful, but it was used as a prison for 200 slaves in its distant past. I believe everyone should visit this place. It holds a significant and priceless place of value to the history of the south and our nation.

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