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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
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
  • Period-dressed tour guides
What to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella and poncho in case of rain
  • Camera
  • ID
  • 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 allowed inside the plantation home.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • 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.

40136 LA-942, Darrow, LA 70725, USA

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Fun Tour

about 3 months 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 Q

Houmas House Plantation

about 3 months ago
It was very nice! Our tour guide was wonderful and filled with so much information in and around the Houmas Plantation! He kept our eleven yr old completely interested throughout the entire tour!
Rhonda D

Lots of history

about 5 months ago
Everything was beautiful. The guide was very knowledgeable. So much to see.
Lauren C

Houmas House and Garden

about 2 years 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