May 1 & 2 , 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hurricanes. Yellow fever. Slavery. Freedom. Heritage Weekend at Destrehan Plantation takes a look back at the events that shaped Louisiana and celebrates the many cultures that contributed to Louisiana life during the 19th century. Come enjoy live music and dance, hands-on activities, demonstrations, reenactments and other fascinating exhibits.
There will be a procession to the battlefield, followed by a Civil War Battle Reenactment. You’ll learn about the life of enslaved families, the 1811 Slave Revolt, Indigo dyeing, and chores on a plantation including candle dipping, butter making, spinning and tatting. Discover Houma Native American traditions, the art of quill pen writing and more. See complete list of activities.
Music by Reaux, Roscoe & Abadie (Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. )
Feliciana Vintage Dancers (Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Music by LeBons-Riens Cajun Band (Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Louisiane Vintage Dancers (Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Music by Kitchen Session (Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Please Note: Employees, visitors, and volunteers are expected to comply with Covid-19 regulations (e.g., face masks, distancing, sanitizing) in place on May 1st and 2nd, 2021.