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Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Tour From New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Tour From New Orleans
 

Immerse yourself in the history of Louisiana when you visit the Destrehan Plantation, the oldest French Colonial house in the lower Mississipi River

Tour Duration: 5 Hours (Includes Travel Time)
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

Destrehan Plantation:

  • Oldest documented French Colonial style house in the Lower Mississippi Valley
  • Costumed Docents
  • 1811 Slave Revolt Museum
  • History of a sugar dynasty - the Destrehan family
Manchac Swamp:
  • Privately-owned wildlife refuge
  • Home of the legend of "Rougarou", the Cajun werewolf
  • History of the town of Frenier
  • Boundary between the lands of Great Britain and Spain in 1700's

Includes

  • Guided tour
  • Narrated motorcoach transportation

  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities

From US$92

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Tour Duration: 5 Hours (Includes Travel Time)

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Tour Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the lower Mississippi Valley. This majestic antebellum plantation home watches over the banks of the Mississippi River, only a few minutes upriver from New Orleans. Costumed docents will intrigue you with the history of the Destrehan family’s sugar dynasty, historic events that occurred at this site, and the unique architectural features of the plantation. Daily trade demonstrations by costumed artisans give an insight to long-forgotten skills that were a vital part of everyday life centuries ago.

Then it’s a short ride to the Manchac Swamp where you will cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of “Rougarou”, the Cajun werewolf. You might not find the “Rougarou”, but you’ll get up close and personal with some alligators in an area where time seems to stand still.
You can purchase drinks and snacks at “the swamp”. (Cost is not included in tour price).
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4.6 / 5   overall customer review rating
John Grzeskiewicz
Jul 28 2019
Great time on this tour!!
Jackie
Jul 21 2018
Great experience. The tours were given by knowledgeable and friendly people.
a Gray Line customer
Jul 05 2018
Good variety. Swamp tour was 2 hours long with a very knowledgeable guide
Leslee Ball-Scovel
Apr 22 2018
Excellent tour loved it! !
Alicia Vaccaro
Feb 04 2018
It was as expected. Thanks!
dean
Nov 13 2017
excellent half day trip. highly recommended
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