Destrehan Plantation on Mississippi River Road Photos

Destrehan Plantation (1787 & 1840) (13034 River Road in Destrehan, LA) is the oldest plantation house in the lower Mississippi. It is strongly linked to history in that owner John Noel Destrehan was appointed to the Territorial Legislature (1806) by Thomas Jefferson & it was here that slave rebellion tribunals of 1811 took place. The house has been restored with antiques to its historical status. It is open for tours, including the slave quarters & separate kitchen which gives Creole cooking demos.

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Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Facade of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Non-riverside door of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Old water cistern of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Destrehan Plantation (1787 & 1840) (13034 River Road). Destrehan, LA. Style: West Indies then Greek Revival.Facade of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Non-riverside door of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Old water cistern of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Stairwell of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Upstairs living area of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Writing desk at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Ceiling candelabra at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Stairwell of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Upstairs living area of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Writing desk at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Ceiling candelabra at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Fireplace at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Kitchen at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Kitchen at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Pantry of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Fireplace at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Kitchen at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Kitchen at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Pantry of Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Traditional breads at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Antique style deserts at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Kumquat tree decorated at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Bedroom with full tester bed at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Traditional breads at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Antique style deserts at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Kumquat tree decorated at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Bedroom with full tester bed at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Bed headboard & post carvings at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Bed post carving details symbolic of wheat, rice & tobacco, then grown at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Mantle clock at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Marble bathtub at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Bed headboard & post carvings at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Bed post carving details symbolic of wheat, rice & tobacco, then grown at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Mantle clock at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Marble bathtub at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Print showing Death of Napoleon at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Document naming John Noel Destrehan & others to the Territorial Legislature of Orleans as signed by Thomas Jefferson, President & James Madison, Secretary of State displayed at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Signatures of Thomas Jefferson, President & James Madison, Secretary of State on document naming members of Orleans Territorial Legislature at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Summer kitchen outbuilding & sugar boiling kettle at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Print showing Death of Napoleon at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Document naming John Noel Destrehan & others to the Territorial Legislature of Orleans (1806) as signed by Thomas Jefferson, President & James Madison, Secretary of State displayed at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Signatures of Thomas Jefferson, President & James Madison, Secretary of State on document naming members of Orleans Territorial Legislature at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Summer kitchen outbuilding & sugar boiling kettle at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Fireplace in kitchen outbuilding at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Crockery in kitchen outbuilding at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Mirliton squash [aka vegetable pears] at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Washhouse at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Fireplace in kitchen outbuilding at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Crockery in kitchen outbuilding at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Mirliton squash [aka vegetable pears] at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Washhouse at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Slave cabins at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Painting of slave rebellion tribunal at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Oak tree at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Slave cabins at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Painting of slave rebellion tribunal (1811) at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Oak tree at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.

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