Ragin Cajun Destrehan Plantation Tour
Destrehan Plantation was established in 1787 and is listed on the Registry of Historic Places and remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi valley. The grand home is surrounded by 300 year old oak trees.
The Destrehan family in Louisiana begins with Jean Baptiste Honore Destrehan, Sieur De Peaupre (1716-1765). He was the son of Jean Baptiste Destrehan (ca. 1670-1740), who was councilor to King Louis XIV and treasurer of all arts and crafts guilds in Paris and its environs. In 1730, when Jean Baptiste Destrehan arrived in Louisiana, he took a job as a clerk in the office of ordonnateur held by Edme Gatien de Solmon. After Salmon’s dismissal, the new ordonnateur, Lenormant appointed Destrehan the treasurer of the colony.
Destrehan Plantation is located 30 minutes from the French Quarter. You will spend about two hours on the tour. The guided house tour will be about one hour in length with the remaining time spent self-exploring the grounds and visiting the gift shop.
Hotel and pickup transportation included:
Pick up time for the morning tour: 8:15 to 8:45 Return at approximately 12:15
Pick up time for the afternoon tour: 12:30 to 1:00 pm
Return at approximately 4:30 pm
PRICES: Adults $ 60.00 Children (4 to 12 ) $ 33.00