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03/23/2019 ~ 03/29/2019
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Houmas House and Laura Plantation Combo Admission

Creole lunch buffet at Houmas House for an additional $25/person, tax and tip included!

The great cultural divide that is Lousiana is illustrated in two very different plantations: One Anglo, the other Creole. One flaunting its wealth, the other living in rustic simplicity.

At Houma's House Plantation & Gardens, you'll stroll through 12 acres of breathtaking gardens & enjoy the waterlily pond, fountains, sculptures, bridges and dual gentleman's quarters. This plantation is known for its massive collection of antiques and artworks. Travelers love the period dressed tour guides, dressed in antebellum gowns.

Then head over to Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site that dates back to 1805 and walk in the footsteps of 4 generations of one Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved. You'll experience what has been called “the best history tour in the U.S.”

Activity Highlights
  • Drive yourself and take in each plantation at your own pace
  • Learn about the fascinating stories of the homes and their histories
  • Experience plantations in the depths of the Old South
  • Great for couples, families, and seniors

Duration: Varies

Menu

Lunch Buffet Available 7 days a week, 11am - 2pm at Houmas House

Menu to Include:

  • Gumbo
  • Fried Catfish
  • Grilled Chicken with Herb Cream Sauce
  • Crawfish Etouffee'
  • Red Beans and RIce
  • Louisiana Seafood Pasta
  • Corn Maque Choux
  • Bread Pudding
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
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
Restrictions
  • 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.
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 Houma's House Plantation.
  • Tours are available in both French and English at both plantations.
  • Allow at least 7 hours for the entire day trip in New Orleans Plantation Country to visit both plantations.
  • 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.
  • Children 5 & under are free of charge.
  • Although not required, it is appreciated and encouraged to tip your tour guides.
  • Free parking is available at both locations.
  • 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.
  • There are gift shops located on-site at both destinations.
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.

Houmas House and Laura Plantation Combo Admission

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Verified Traveler Reviews

Wonderful
about 8 months ago
Our tours were wonderful. We love history and this was definitely worth every penny
Desiree R
It was a wonderful day!
about 12 months ago
We had a wonderful day. The guide that was supposed to be for our tour called in sick so we were lucky to get a gentlemen that bought the artwork and was very involved in the home! He was terrific. He was as you would expect very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. We learned so much. This was at Houmas House. Lunch then was well worth the money and spectacular! Laura Plantation, our guide was Joseph and he too was just the very best we could have hoped for. Both plantations were so different one from another and that's what made it all the better!
Deborah B
Enjoyable
about 2 years ago
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my wife. What a wonderful way to recall the joys of Christmas while enjoying the history and heritage that is ours. Everything was as advertised with no glitches or unpleasant surprises. Looking forward to our next adventure with Shock Tour.
Mike S
Houmus and Laura Plantations.
about 2 years ago
Great tours,. not rushed and very interesting
Thomas
Excellent
about 3 months ago
Alton Dale Heine
Poor
about 4 months ago
Wolfram N
Would visit again
about 3 years ago
I really enjoyed visiting the plantations. The tour guides was very informative. Parking for a RV was a plus. I got the combo admission and added the buffet. Houmas House does not have buffet in the month September, but they did let us chose from the restaurant menu. The food was excellent!
denise
Double plantation your
about 3 years ago
Everything was great. I thought you were offering a deal but booking through you. The pricing was the same if we would have purchased they tickets at each site. There was no savings from your side.
Kari G
Two different tales of plantation life done very well!
about 4 years ago
When I got to the area I knew I wanted to do a plantation tour but with so many choices it was hard to decide on the one that I wanted to do. I chose these because of the different histories that each had. Started the day off at Houmas House and the grounds were absolutely breathtaking, we went on our tour of the house and our guide was such a fun and entertaining lady, she had the entire group laughing. This property was different from the other in the fact that someone actively lives in the house and you are allowed to touch and walk into most every room there. It had a few things that might not have been in that specific home but the guide explained that while not in that home specifically the different murals and what-nots were period correct for a home of that type. They explained some stories about a film shot there and about how the family would have lived, as well as discussing the possibility of the property being haunted!! It was a greatly exciting and fun tour we will be sure to return. We grabbed a bite to eat after and really enjoyed our meal, the bisque was AMAZING and the po boy was bigger than my friends head!! Next, we headed off to Laura Plantation for the second part of our day. While there was a drive from one to the other it is in a nice area where there are active sugar fields all around. Pulling up to Laura you can see that it is a different type of home, where Houmas was more showy Laura was very rich in her history. You could tell our guide really knew her stuff and she was respectful of the families that lived there, telling their story in a great way. You start in the "big house" and they explain how the families changed from one generation to the next, then you move out to the back of the property where the original slave homes are still standing...It was very moving. You learn that the childhood story of Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby was written on the property by one of the slaves that resided there. Overall both properties were wonderful and the history of each very different so it was a great choice to see these 2 together. I definitely recommend this combo trip to anyone wanting to see different sides of the plantation life!