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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
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+1 225-473-9380
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens and house tour transport you back into a much simpler time. What a relaxing day we had strolling through the well-kept gardens, eating a light lunch, having a drink at the unique Turtle bar, and of course learning so much of the regions...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed the tour and restaurant however, our stay at the inn was a nightmare our neighbors on either side of our room kept us all night arguing and cursing to the point we had to call management. The walls are very thin at the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank D B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bobbie Sue was our tour guide and she was great! She knew all about the home and provided great history about the home and the area around it. They also had the neatest things in the gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Chandler S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a tour of the mansion and plantation. Our tour guide was informative, full of southern charm and grace. She made the tour fun and like a step back in time. The gardens were beautiful but most impressive were the 300-600 year oak trees. They...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gjohnson942
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful gardens you could wander them all day and keep seeing something new. We did the house tour with Bobby Sue and she is a font of knowledge and gas a lovely welcoming manner. Highly recommend a visit to this place

Thank SHW63
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked this tour with Grayline at the French Quarter location. Excellent staff. There were only 5 of us on the motor coach out to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens! The house and the grounds are gorgeous. We had visited several other plantations on a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 959suzyt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first plantation visit and it was really nice. Starting with our guide which gave us great explanations of the plantation and ample time to explore. The owner has collected many different items from everywhere and is worthwhile to see. I especially like the Abe...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anne-see-the-world
Reviewed 1 week ago

Houmas House has always been a unique place for lunch or dinner. Today was my first time in the bar. Steven is a knowledgeable bartender with a list of scotch and bourbons that include some gems. The fun was watching Steven create specialty cocktails and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank V9442HNlindac
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the grounds are beautiful and the restaurant is outstanding, the tour leaves something to be desired as the majority of it is spent discussing the owner and his personal touch to the house. The turtle bar would be great if the gentleman tending the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SouthernGround
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most plantations make a valiant effort to show/honor their complicated history and tell a somewhat nuanced story of the realities of plantation life at the time, about the economics, what happened during the civil war, etc. Oak Alley, Whitney, San Francisco Plantations, etc. all give...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Lisa B
June 30, 2019|
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Response from Sandra Y | Reviewed this property |
I had seen that they recommend booking in advance.
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Brett R
April 18, 2018|
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June 19, 2017|
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Yes, we have 21 rooms for staying overnight. Availability and online booking available on the Houmas House Website
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