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08/24/2019 ~ 08/30/2019
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San Francisco & Houmas House Plantation Combo Admission & Guided Tour with Optional Lunch

Enjoy a Creole lunch buffet at Houmas House for an additional $25/person, tax and tip included! Use Coupon Code PLANT13 for an extra 10% OFF!

Hear stories of one woman in despair and another woman's lavish lifestyle at these two beautiful plantations. Explore the cultures of two wealthy Sugar Barons and marvel at the dramatic architecture and grandeur of these two mansions. Explore San francisco Plantation, the only "Grand Mansion" on the River Road to be authentically restored. From the 5 hand painted ceilings to the elaborate gingerbread work, she has truly earned her place as the most opulent plantation in the South. Then, come stroll through 12 acres of breathtaking gardens & enjoy the waterlily pond, fountains, sculptures, bridges and dual garconnieres. See why Houmas House Plantation is referred to as the "Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road".

Activity Highlights
  • Experience two unique plantations in the depths of the Old South
  • Drive yourself and take in each plantation at your own pace
  • Stroll breathtaking historic grounds at each plantation
  • Costumed guides deliver fascinating stories of these homes and their histories

Duration: Varies

Menu

Café Burnside at Houmas House Plantation

Lunch Buffet Menu to Include:

  • Gumbo
  • Caesar Salad
  • Fried Catfish
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Crawfish Etouffee'
  • Red Beans with Smoked Sausage and Rice
  • Shrimp Fettuccine Pasta
  • Corn Maque Choux
  • Bread Pudding
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

Menu subject to change

What's Included
  • Tickets for entry to both San Francisco and Houmas House Plantation & Gardens
  • Narrated tour at each plantation by costumed guide
What to bring
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes & weather appropriate attire
Restrictions
  • Transportation not included.
  • Photography is prohibited inside San Francisco Plantation Home.
  • Self-guided tours are prohibited inside both plantation homes.
  • Due to the historic nature of San Francisco Plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
  • This tour is not offered on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day and Easter Sunday.
Additional information
  • Allow at least 5.5 hours for tours and driving time.
  • Both plantations are open rain or shine.
  • Lunch is available at Houmas House for an additional charge.
  • Lunch at Houmas House Plantation is served daily from 11am-2pm.
  • Free public parking is available at each plantation.
  • Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.
  • Children under 6 are free of charge.
  • Rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to guides.
  • Due to the historic nature of San Francisco Plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
  • Houmas House has an elevator to the second floor of the big house.
  • Both plantations have restrooms and gift shops.
  • San Francisco Plantation is open daily from 9:30 am-5: 00 pm.
  • Houmas House Plantation is open daily from 9:00 am-6: 00 pm.
  • Tours run throughout the day until each plantation closes. Please arrive at least 1-hour prior to the close of the plantation to join in on the last tour.
  • There are no taxi or ride-sharing services available in New Orleans Plantation Country to provide a return trip back to New Orleans. Please make sure you provide your own transportation.
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.

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San Francisco & Houmas House Plantation Combo Admission & Guided Tour with Optional Lunch

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Excellent
about 5 months ago
We visited San Francisco & Houmas House plantations. They were both different, but I think being able to see both gave a better perspective. San Francisco plantation actually gave us more thorough history.
Julia Morrow
Great antebellum home tour.
about 8 months ago
This trip was 5 star. It was great being with friends and family sharing wonderful memories. The meal at Houmas House was fabulous.
Virginia O
Great adventure with friends!
about 8 months ago
The trip was really nice. Just maybe if we could have had a 12 passenger vehicle to bring us rather than caravan in our own cars. The Houmas House was absolutely beautiful, tour guide was great, lunch was delicious. San Francisco house was nice.
Helen W
Beautiful homes!
about 11 months ago
At Oak Alley when you arrive, there is plenty of parking in their gravel parking lot. The grounds are massive and covered with 500+ year old trees. Check in is right inside the gate and then you take a short walk to the house. You are not allowed to take pictures of the inside of the house but you can of the grounds and outside on the veranda. The first part of our tour with Allison was downstairs. Each room is beautifully decorated with period furniture. The second part of the tour is upstairs. If you cannot climb the stairs they do have a media room for people to watch a video about the second part of the tour. When the tour is over, they lead you outside. There is a small bar where you can purchase mint julips or other tasty beverages. They also have a restaurant, bar and gift shop on the back side of the property. Don't leave without trying a home cooked praline! The San Francisco Plantation is surrounded by factories and refineries. It's almost odd to see such a beautiful and brightly colored home in the middle of it. Checking it was a breeze at their gift shop. Our tour guide, Jonas met us at the house. You're not allowed to take pictures inside of this home either but Jonas did help us take some group pictures outside on the veranda. The inside has some amazing wonderful original artwork. I can't even imagine how they were able to preserve it. Jonas did a great job of telling us about several of the pictures and furniture pieces. After the tour we were able to check out the slaves quarters on our own and take pictures of those. We really enjoyed both tours and thought the homes were beautiful!