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04/18/2019 ~ 04/24/2019

Houmas House Plantation Tour From New Orleans

Includes Transportation From New Orleans!

Whisk yourself away to this grand estate, 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 re-crafted 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 romp through 38 acres of perfectly manicured gardens.

Activity Highlights
  • Guided tour of "The Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road" in all its elegance
  • Round trip experience of plantation life back in the Old South
  • Regale yourself with fascinating stories of the home and its history
  • Self-guided tours of Houmas House Plantation Grounds and Gardens
  • FREE luxury bus transportation

Duration: 5.5 Hrs.

What's Included
  • Narrated tour of Antebellum mansion
  • Self guided grounds tour
  • Luxury round trip transportation
What to bring
  • Cameras
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the home.
Additional information
  • Guests are welcome to take pictures anywhere on the property.
  • Large gift shop on site.
  • Food and beverages are available on site.
  • 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.
  • Pick up is at 10:30 AM and we will return around 4:00 PM.
  • You will ride in a 28 passenger luxury bus where you will view a short film showing the history of the property.
  • Lunch is not included in the ticket price but is available daily from 11 AM to 2 PM.
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. VERY IMPORTANT! Please meet transportation at New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal St. Parking at the pick up location is limited and there is a fee to park. We suggest taking a cab, the the trolley, or walking to the pick up location when possible.

40136 Louisiana 942, Darrow, LA 70725

Houmas House Plantation Tour From New Orleans

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Houmas house plantation tour
about 1 year ago
My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the plantation. The grounds were beautiful and the tour guide very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour!
Interesting and informative!
about 1 year ago
The tour was great! Easy pick up the tour guide definitely loved his job and the Houmas House was beautiful checking out the turtle bar is a must on the grounds! My husband doesn't typically like tours and he really found this interesting and informative!
loved it
about 1 year ago
from start to finish it was a memorable experience.
kate t
wonderful experience
about 4 years ago
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.
about 2 months ago
Elizabeth Hunter
Enjoyed it!
about 4 years ago
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!
Go For The Tour, Stay For The Lunch!
about 4 years ago
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 here.