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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
+1 225-473-9380
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans
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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is an Historic Plantation that tells the story of the very wealthy Sugar Barons of the 19th Century. Also known as the Sugar Palace, because of the wealth created at this largest Sugar Plantation in America. A collection of museum quality Art, furniture, and decorative arts on display in its natural setting. Our Gardens are known as the best in the South. 36 Acres of Beautiful Gardens with statuary, ponds, fountains, bronzes and other things to please the eye. Plan on spending 3 hours to fully visit this site. We also have restaurants that offer breakfast, lunch, Dinner and Fine Dining. Our Inn has 21 rooms for overnight stays. Live the Life of the Great Sugar Barons, if only for a day. Experience all that Houmas House has to offer.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
+1 225-473-9380
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. What a collection of period furnishing and gives us a look into the past. You get the passion the owner has for this place.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must-see stop and should be the first plantation home to be viewed. The grounds are immaculate and the staff are not only friendly, but very informed and helpful. I visited with my sister, who was born in New Orleans, but had moved...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kevin, the new owner of Houmas House, has done such a wonderful job revitalizing this hostoric home and creating such luxurious gardens. Our tour guide, Ms. Debbie, was so personable, even at the end of her day. We even got to tour the owner's quarters!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our guide was Susan and she brought the history of the plantation alive. Full of knowledge of the plantation. Very interactive with all the 'tourists'. One young girl was even allowed to demonstrate to us. The buildings and gardens were well maintained and the menu...More

Thank Rebekah A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Crazy and over the top - this place is a must see. Our tour guide was amazing and really charming. She really made sure we had a good time while showing us the magnificent rooms, the vampire slayer kit from 1865, and telling us some...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, is located in Burnside, Louisiana but is easily reached from New Orleans. The plantation was established in the late 1700s, with the current main house completed in 1840. It was named after the native Houma people, who originally occupied this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited all the plantations along River Road. Houmas House is a must see. The gardens are exquisite and the house has an interesting story, especially if you've see the movie Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte. The dining room has great food. I've enjoyed breakfast and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Deciding to spend one night at the Houmas House was one of the highlights of our trip thru south LA. The innkeepers worked with us to get a room with a nice front porch, where we could enjoy our evening cigar. But the grounds of...More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live nearby in the city of Gonzales so bring friend and out of town guest to Houmas House Planttions and Gardens often for a lovely but inexpensive lunch and walk of the gardens. Equal to any garden or better than any garden in the...More

Thank lhrich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a little out of the way from New Orleans, and me being direction impaired, it was a little hard for me to find. But once we got there it was worth it. The staff was all extremely nice. The place where you go to...More

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Brent A
19 June 2017|
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Response from JessLamb | Property representative |
Yes, we have 21 rooms for staying overnight. Availability and online booking available on the Houmas House Website
5 April 2017|
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Response from Burnside_9 | Property representative |
I am truly sorry that you were shocked by the renovation, as compared to your visit many years ago. The fact is that the current presentation is very close in design and colors as to the original Houmas House. The exterior... More
23 March 2017|
Response from JessLamb | Property representative |
Admission for a guided mansion tour and self-guided garden tour is $24.00 per person plus tax. We offer tours all day from 9 AM-7 PM daily.