AAA Editor Notes
Destrehan Plantation, 13034 River Rd. (SR 48), is one of the oldest plantation homes in the lower Mississippi Valley. It was established by Jean Noel Destrehan, a wealthy Creole merchant, planter and legislator. The central portion of the house was built 1787-90, and the wings, or garçonnières, were added about 1812. Visitors can observe the Greek Revival-style architecture and view exhibits about the 1811 slave revolt along with an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson. Guides in period costumes conduct house tours. Demonstrations of period crafts are offered daily.
Guided tours are available.