In the best interest of employee and public safety, Destrehan Plantation will temporarily close starting Wednesday, March 18th and remain closed until further notice. This includes all tours, the gift shop and the Mule Barn venue. The Marie Celeste and Marguerite cottages will remain open to those needing accommodations. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and follow CDC recommendations.
Just 30 minutes away from downtown New Orleans and 10 minutes away from the Louis Armstrong International Airport, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.
Tour highlights include a guided tour of the plantation home by a costumed interpreter, a folk-life demonstration, original documents & artifacts, exhibits, picturesque grounds and a picnic area.
The plantation is open seven days a week, with the exception of major holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.