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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
+1 225-473-9380
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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 yesterday

The home, the grounds, the history; just breathtaking. I think it is just fabulous that the owner lives on site, has such a respect for the slaves that made Houmas House what it is. What an honor that he is making a museum to honor...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our overnight at Houmas House. We had time for great tour of the house and walked the grounds which are wonderful, even after the cold spell that hit LA. The meals were wonderful, and we loved basking in the elegance of the place....More

Thank 511joan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a tour of the house and gardens and our tour guide was amazing. She had only been working there since September 2017 and we toured in January 2018 but she knew all of the answers to any questions we had and gave us lots...More

Thank rajohnson005
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every plantation is different in a way. The guided tour of this plantation was our least favorite only because it did not talk about slave life at all. Yet, the grounds of this plantation we found to be the most beautiful. We also caught a...More

Thank Bingitt
Reviewed 6 days ago

I read an unfavorable review,and found it so biased and unfair. I have been on a tour of Houmas House and found the tour guides to be professional and historically correct. In fact checked on some facts they told and found they were all correct.

Thank Daylily1213
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour of the house with Susan who was a really super guide. She was really knowledgeable and engaging, with clear enthusiasm for the plantation its history and current owner. I really enjoyed the collection of artifacts the new owner had emassed. We...More

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Thank neworleans2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a lovely day. We enjoyed the tour, our guid was wonderful. Lunch was amazing. Food and service both Awsome. Large portions. !!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband doesn't like formal tours and was very impressed with this tour. We learned things that enriched our understanding of the Souths history, from all perspectives. The grounds/house is beautiful and it's only an hour so not to long! I would highly suggest this...More

Thank JIll R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, the grounds and house on this plantation are gorgeous. The house is beautifully appointed. The tour however was exactly what I feared when going on a 'plantation tour'. For the context of this review, I am mixed asian and white and from Texas....More

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Burnside_9, Owner at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very happy that you thought the grounds and Mansion are gorgeous. That is our goal, and we try to show the property in the best way possible. Unfortunately, you did not appreciate the tour we provided. Our tour is not a scripted tour,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No, we did not start at New Orleans. We came directly here because the Great River Road where this is located has been described as one of the greatest roads in America. Our tour guide, Stephanie, knew her history, and because it was unseasonably cold...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
22 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.