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Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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By: Houmas House and Gardens

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." 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. Book today!

Activity Highlights
  • Both guided & self-guided tours of Houmas House Plantation & Gardens in Darrow, LA
  • Experience a plantation in the depths of the Old South
  • Learn the fascinating stories of the home & its history
  • Entertaining tour guides dressed in antebellum gowns
Safety Precautions

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

What's Included
  • Guided or self-guided tour of Houmas House Plantation & Gardens in Darrow, LA
  • Period-dressed tour guide
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Umbrella & poncho in case of rain
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • ID
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please refer to the most up to date CDC guidelines prior to your activity/trip date.
  • 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.
  • High heels are not recommended as the property is quite expansive.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted inside the plantation home.
Additional information
  • Tour runs rain or shine; however if weather is deemed by the vendor as unfavorable for this activity, your reservation may be altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded at vendor discretion.
  • House is completely handicap accessible and the mansion has an elevator for guests not able to climb stairs.
  • Photography is allowed inside the plantation home and anywhere on the property.
  • There is a gift shop, restaurant, and cocktail bar located on-site.
  • Houmas House is open for tours every day from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm.
  • Houmas House is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Tours are available in both English and French.
  • Free parking is available on-site.
  • Restrooms are available.

40136 LA-942, Darrow, LA 70725, USA

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Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

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about 28 days ago
The gal that did our tour was very nice. They “play” the part of the time period. She was fun and had a great personality. Unfortunately her name escapes me I think it starts with a “B”. The property is absolutely gorgeous. The garden was still beautiful even though it was winter. My 13 year even enjoyed the tour. I think it was worth the money and time.
Jennifer Wagner

Gorgeous Place

about 2 months ago
We absolutely enjoyed our visit to Houmas House and Gardens!This place is amazing! A MUST see attraction! We could have stayed there all day! My booking process with TripShock was flawless & I will definitely book future activities with them.
Peggy Benoit

Wonderful plantation to visit

about 11 months ago
This plantation was the best one we visited. The tour guide was wonderful, the atmosphere relaxed, and the gardens beautiful. The restaurant was very pretty and had great food. Don’t miss this plantation!
Diane Owen

Fun Tour

about 2 years ago
We enjoyed our tour very much! Very much informative and knowledgeable tour guide. The house is beautiful, and we loved learning about its history and present. Would definitely recommend and we will be back!
Amy Quincey
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