Swamp Boat & Destrehan Documented Plantation

Two tours in one!

Quick Details

  • Duration:  5.5 hours
  • Available Mon. – Sun. at 8 a.m.
  • Includes:
    • Antebellum mansion tours of Destrehan Documented Plantation
    • 1.5 hour swamp tour by boat

About the Destrehan Documented Plantation

Established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.

During the 45-minute walking tour, you find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana during the time when French was the official language and the white gold of sugar drove the economy. Family stories of those free and enslaved set against the fabric of history are sure to intrigue you as you visit the site.

The plantation exhibits an original document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison appointing Jean-Noel to the Orleans Territorial Council, responsible for creating Louisiana’s civil law of government.

About the Swamp Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat ride through the heavenly Cajun swamp. You are provided with safety gear for your trip through all of the swamp’s wonderful sites. Learn about the Lousiana Wetlands from your tour guide, including information about the habitat, life, and habits of the American alligator.