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Houmas House & Oak Alley Plantation Combo with Optional Lunch

 New Orleans Plantation Country, LA
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Nestled between Baton Rouge and New Orleans are Houmas House and Oak Alley. These architectural icons provide visitors a glimpse into plantation life through exhibits, artifacts, and stories of past. At Houmas House, enjoy 38 acres of the South’s most beautiful gardens, three restaurants, a luxurious Inn and a historic mansion open daily for tours. The guided mansion tour leads guests through the architectural evolution of the mansion and details how a succession of owners and the Mississippi River grew this manor house to today’s grand estate. Period antiques, artwork and artifacts help the costumed guides tell the story of plantation life. Once sprawling over 300,000 acres, Houmas House has survived wars, floods, abandonment and the test of time. You will also visit Oak Alley Plantation, the most recognized plantations in all of South Louisiana with its quarter - mile alley of oaks leading to the antebellum mansion. Witness the evolution of a sugar plantation over time & explore 28 historic acres and exhibits. Learn about those who once inhabited the plantation with the exhibits: Slavery at Oak Alley, the “Big House”, interpretive gardens, the People of Oak Alley, and the Sugarcane Theater. As a landscape that speaks truthfully of its past with parts that remain, it offers visitors an unrestricted opportunity to explore, contemplate and imagine.

Activity Highlights
  • Drive yourself and take in each plantation at your own pace
  • Learn the fascinating stories of each home and their histories
  • Enjoy the fabulous gardens, grounds, and architecture of each estate
  • Hear about the many movies that were filmed at each of these beautiful plantations

Duration: Varies

Menu

Lunch Buffet Available Daily, 11am - 2pm at Houmas House's Café Burnside for $25/person, tax and tip included!

Menu to Include:

  • Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
  • Caesar Salad
  • Cornmeal Fried Catfish
  • Chili Glazed Roasted Chicken
  • Crawfish Étouffée
  • Red Beans, Sausage and Rice
  • Louisiana Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • Non-alcoholic beverages & coffee
What's Included
  • Entry into both plantations
  • Guided tours of both plantation homes
  • Self-guided grounds tour of each plantation
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Hat
Restrictions
  • Due to the historic nature of Oak Alley Plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only. However, visitors not able to climb the stairs can watch a video tour of the second floor. 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.
  • No photography is allowed inside Oak Alley plantation home.
  • No audio tours at Houmas House.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Oak Alley provide written translations in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Danish, and Portuguese.
  • Travelers can opt for a self-guided audio tour at Houmas House Plantation. Tours are available in both French and English.
  • Plan to spend about 2 hours at each plantation.
  • Children 5 & under are free of charge.
  • Service animal are permitted.
  • Free parking is available.
  • Restrooms available.
Cancellation policy

No refunds will be given on the ticket 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. No ride share or taxis in plantation country.

Location

Houmas House Ave, Denham Springs, LA 70706, USA

Houmas House & Oak Alley Plantation Combo with Optional Lunch

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