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06/07/2020 ~ 06/13/2020

Houmas House & Laura Plantation Combo with Optional Lunch

 New Orleans Plantation Country, LA
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Add a Creole lunch buffet at Houmas House for only $25/person, tax and tip included!

Embark on an epic 2 plantation combo with an optional lunch at both Houmas House and Laura Plantation. First, at Houmas House, stroll through 12 acres of breathtaking gardens and enjoy the waterlily pond, fountains, sculptures, bridges, and dual gentleman's quarters. This plantation is known for its massive collection of antiques, artworks, and period dressed tour guides dressed in antebellum gowns. Once you're done at Houmas House, head to Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site, which dates back to 1805, and walk in the footsteps of 4 generations of one Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved. This comprehensive history and cultural tour has been called “the best history tour in the U.S.”

Please note the Laura Plantation's 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm tours are conducted in the French language.

On July 4 & Dec 24 Laura's last tour is at 12 Noon.

Activity Highlights
  • Explore the glory of both Houmas House & Laura Plantation with one ticket
  • Learn the fascinating stories of the homes and their respective histories
  • See historical relics and read real, firsthand accounts of life during the antebellum South
  • Stroll the fabulous gardens, grounds, and architecture and snap photos

Duration: Varies


Lunch Buffet Available Daily, 11am - 2pm at Houmas House's Café Burnside

Menu to Include:

  • Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
  • Caesar Salad
  • Cornmeal Fried Catfish
  • Chili Glazed Roasted Chicken
  • Crawfish Etouffee'
  • Red Beans, Sausage and Rice
  • Louisiana Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • Non-alcoholic beverages & coffee

$25/person, tax and tip included!

What's Included
  • Entry into both plantations
  • Guided tours of both plantations
What to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Camera
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Due to the historic nature of Laura Plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only. Houmas House has an elevator to the second floor of the big house.
  • Transportation is not provided for this tour so please be sure you have transportation before booking.
Additional information
  • Photography is allowed and encouraged inside both plantation homes.
  • There are no self-guided tours allowed at Laura Plantation, but travelers can opt for a self-guided audio tour at Houmas House Plantation.
  • Tours are available in both French and English at both plantations.
  • Children 5 & under are free of charge.
  • Allow at least 7 hours for the entire day trip in New Orleans Plantation Country to visit both plantations.
  • There are gift shops and rest rooms located on-site at both destinations.
  • Although not required, it is appreciated and encouraged to tip your tour guides.
  • Free parking is available at both locations.
  • An authentic Creole Cajun Lunch Buffet at Houmas House Plantation is available for an additional charge. Tickets can be purchased in advance. Price includes tax and gratuity. Menu subject to change.
  • Please be aware that there are no taxi or ride-sharing services available in the New Orleans Plantation Country area to bring travelers back to New Orleans.
Cancellation policy

No refunds will be given on the voucher unless plantations are closed. If for some reason the plantations are closed for a special event or act of god, please call us at 850-424-5125. Transportation is not provided for this tour so please be sure you have transportation before booking.

On July 4 & Dec 24 Laura's last tour is at 12 Noon.


River Road, LA

Houmas House & Laura Plantation Combo with Optional Lunch

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Verified Traveler Reviews

Laura Plantation Tour

about 10 months ago
Logan was an excellent guide... extremely knowledgeable, with an engaging presentation. Thouroughly enjoyed this tour!
Dawn B

Great Tours and Tour Guides

about 11 months ago
Suzanna was such a delightful tour guide at Houmas House. Not only was she informative, but sweet, polite, and patient towards all of her guests. The garden was so beautiful and serene. So many photo opportunities. We were hoping for one of the many dragon flies to rest on our shoulders for good luck, but that didn’t happen. Instead, we settled for some dragon fly souvenirs from their cute gift shop. Their gift shop has a great selection of books and children's gifts, as well. We purchased a Louisiana cookbook, which was recommended by one of the sales associates, for my mother-in-law. My husband and I had been to the Laura Plantation before, during our last visit to NOLA, but this was a special birthday trip for my mother-in-law and we wanted her to experience Laura Plantation because it reminded my husband of where they were raised on Guam. Joseph, our tour guide, was very, very knowledgeable and was great at putting everything into perspective in today’s world. In fact, my husband and I enjoyed this visit better than our first. We learned so much more this time around.
Marlene J

Excellent Tour!!

about 1 year ago
Tour guide was amazing, knowledgeable and kept tour fresh and engaging. Knew her stuff!!
James G

Worth The Price

about 1 year ago
The tour and buffet at Houmas were exceptional. The Laura tour was very interesting. My only complaint would be that these tours should be limited to 15 people. There were probably 25 in our groups, and at the Laura Home especially the rooms were very crowded and it was hard to take pictures
Laura W