Houmas House Plantation Tour From New Orleans

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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. Upon arriving at Houmas House you will have three hours to tour the mansion, feast on Louisiana cuisine in Café Burnside and leisurely meander through 38 acres of perfectly manicured gardens.

Activity Highlights
→ Both guided and self-guided tours of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.
→ FREE luxury bus transportation
→ Experience a plantation in the depths of the Old South.
→ Learn about the fascinating stories of the home and its history.
→ Great for couples, families and seniors.
→ Purchase lunch from Cafe' Burnside

Booking Details:

Please have a valid photo ID available for verification and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. It is best to confirm the tour and time prior to departure.

Departure Details
The tour will meet in the French Quarter, address will be on the voucher you receive after booking. It is best to confirm the tour time prior to departure.

Duration: 5.5 Hours

Inclusions
● Taxes
● Narrated tour of house
● Motorcoach transportation

Exclusions
● Gratuities (optional)
● Food & Beverage

Restrictions
● Food and beverages are not allowed in the home.

Additional Information
● House is completely handicap accessible and the mansion has an elevator for guests not able to climb stairs.
● These tours go out 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.
● Guests are welcome to take pictures anywhere on the property.
● Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.

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 cancel the tour, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time or be refunded for their trip.
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  • kate thorne USA about 20 days ago

    loved it

    from start to finish it was a memorable experience.

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  • Carla Richmond, California, USA about 2 years ago

    wonderful experience

    I am so glad that we went on this tour. It was a wonderful experience. The Plantation is beautiful. The Gardens ate amazing. It is so beautiful that people get married there all the time. We took time to check out the art gallery in the back, which also was amazing. The tour staff are so knowledgeable about plantation times and try to make it authentic for the guests. It was an awesome experience and I'd definitely do it again.

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  • Jackson, MS about 3 years ago

    Enjoyed it!

    Very smooth process to book. Transportation was great and picked up right from our hotel in new orleans. The landscaping was beautiful and my wife took way too many pictures. The tour guide did an excellent job and showed some neat artifacts. This was our first plantation visit so I'm sure the others have a lot to live up to!

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  • Destin about 3 years ago

    Go For The Tour, Stay For The Lunch!

    We went to take a tour of the Houmas House not knowing the full extent of this incredible place. First off, you won't find such lavish gardens in all of the South. The entire grounds were landscaped intensely with bright flowers and exotic plants. You are surrounded by 200+ year old oaks and historic statues ranging from lions to greek figures. The tour guide was excellent. Not only was she in character, she told everything so well! The home has so many interesting artifacts that I couldn't decide which one I enjoyed more. After the tour, we went to lunch at the on-site restaurant. The lunch was a little on the higher end ($15-25 per meal), but it's well worth it. We receive great service and the portions were generous. I highly recommend staying for a meal! We HIGHLY recommend coming... read more

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