LA, New Orleans > Plantation Tours
08/22/2019 ~ 08/28/2019

Houmas House Plantation & Gardens Admission & Guided Tour

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Once you've visited Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in person, you'll know why it is called "The Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road." At one time during the 19th century, Houmas House farmed sugarcane on tens of thousands of acres and became the largest producer of sugar in the country. In fact, this grand estate was so lavish that it was described by many as "The Sugar Palace." The mansion and grounds have been thoroughly restored and enhanced to reflect the opulent lifestyle and grandeur of the successful sugar barons who once lived in Houmas House. Guides in period dress offer visitors an entertaining glimpse into the resplendent world of southern plantation life. Inside, guests will find history reflected in the many antique furnishings and works of art that grace the home's 16 glorious rooms. Outside, visitors can stroll through 38 acres of breathtaking, lush gardens, which are replanted throughout the year to reflect the season.

Activity Highlights
  • Both guided and self-guided tours of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  • Period-dressed tours guides in antebellum gowns
  • Experience a plantation in the depths of the Old South
  • Learn about the fascinating stories of the home and its history

Duration: Varies

What's Included
  • Guided or self-guided tour of Houmas House Plantation & Gardens
  • Period-dressed tour guides
What to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Umbrella and poncho in case of rain
  • Food and beverages are not allowed inside the plantation home.
Additional information
  • Photography is allowed inside the plantation home and anywhere on the property.
  • Tours are available in both English and French.
  • House is completely handicap accessible and the mansion has an elevator for guests not able to climb stairs.
  • Open rain or shine. Please note that a portion of the tour will take place on the plantation grounds, so if it looks like there is rain in the forecast, please dress appropriately and remember to bring your umbrella.
  • We suggest that guests wear comfortable shoes. High heels are not recommended as the property is quite expansive.
  • There is a gift shop, restaurant, and cocktail bar located on-site.
  • Free parking available on-site.
  • Houmas House is open for tours every day from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • There are no taxi or ride-sharing services available in this area to take travelers back to New Orleans or Baton Rouge. Please arrive with your own transportation.
  • Although not required, it is appreciated and encouraged to tip your tour guide.
Cancellation policy

Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded. You may reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) only if you do so at least 24 hours in advance. The tour runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the vendor is forced to close, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time or be refunded.
Transportation is not included in this tour. You will have to drive yourself to the plantation.


Houmas House Plantation & Gardens Admission & Guided Tour

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Verified Traveler Reviews

Houmas House Tour
about 2 months ago
Very interesting place. Very beautiful house and gardens.
Heather E
Sugar Palace
about 2 months ago
This Tour was amazing! The house was beautiful! Our guide was very knowledgeable. The grounds were glorious. I
Julia G
Plantation tour
about 2 months ago
Wonder excursion
diane m
about 11 months ago
Gorgeous gardens and home. A little pricey and they make it very obvious that you are expected to tip the tour guide at the end, but overall worth the money.