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05/24/2019 ~ 05/30/2019
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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

Excellent Tour!!
about 4 days ago
Tour guide was amazing, knowledgeable and kept tour fresh and engaging. Knew her stuff!!
James G
Worth The Price
about 2 months 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
Wonderful
about 10 months ago
Our tours were wonderful. We love history and this was definitely worth every penny
Desiree R
It was a wonderful day!
about 1 year 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