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Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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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." 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
  • Experience a plantation in the depths of the Old South
  • Learn the fascinating stories of the home and its history
  • Entertaining tour guides dressed in antebellum gowns
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
Restrictions
  • 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.
Location

40136 LA-942, Darrow, LA 70725, USA

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Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

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Houmas House and Garden

about 1 year ago
The tour was amazing, the tour guide was super friendly and he was very knowledgable about the property and the vast history of the home. He made it fun and enjoyable for everyone in the group!
Steven G

Suzanna was a great guide and the food was incredible!

about 1 year ago
This was my second time visiting Houmas House and it was even better than the last! We decided to start with lunch first at Cafe Burnside and omg it was incredible. The buffet is worth every single penny! The fried catfish was literally the best I've ever had and the bread pudding should have some kind of award! After we stuffed ourselves silly, we met up with our tour guide, Suzanna. She rang the bell and started our tour off with a bang! When you enter the house, it's like hearing that "AAAAAaaaaaaAHHHHHH" theme music. It's so gorgeous inside. I love all the stories that are told about the home and its' antiques, art and artifacts. Esp the vampire slayer kit from anne rice! This home is handicap accessible as well as are the grounds. The grounds actually remind me of a botanical garden. Go check this place out and ask for Suzanna as your tour guide, you won't be disappointed!

Great tour ... great guide!!!

about 1 year ago
Our tour guide was awesome. I think her name was Sue Ellen, Bobby Sue, or something like that. Super knowledgable, super friendly, made the whole experience come to life for my wife and i. Thank you for a great experience.
Thomas D

Houmas House Tour

about 1 year ago
Very interesting place. Very beautiful house and gardens.
Heather E