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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 2 days ago

This Louisiana gem is far more than meets the eye. Houmas House is no less than an impressive manor that appears as thought it just might have leapt forth from the pages of a historical novel. And within its chambers and halls are a plethora...More

Thank Nanette L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having experience with plantation houses, we elected to just take the garden tour, which was cheaper. It's a beautiful house, and the garden area was nice even in the winter, although I'm sure it's gorgeous in the spring/summer. We learned that lots of bridal photo...More

Thank sctigergrad07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent home; tremendous collection of artifacts and furniture; friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, beautiful, well-kept gardens, and finally, awesome food in the Cafe Burnside!

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Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't book a tour with any tour company, we just drove in and took the next available tour. Our tour guide was dressed in period and had great knowledge about the property and the house. The artifacts in the house were very interesting and...More

Thank Getoutofdayton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of the house - the present owner has done an awesome job of restoring and furnishing this house. The guide, dressed in period clothing, did a fantastic job. This is one of the prettiest plantation homes and settings on the...More

1  Thank LeadFoot2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

House and garden are very nice. However the guided visit is strictly focused on the old art pieces and furnitures inside and various personal stories of previous owners. Clearly misses the big story while focussing on the (boring) daily one.More

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Burnside_9, Owner at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your visit. Please read our marketing material and website. Not sure which big story we did not tell, but our story is about the life of the wealthy Sugar Barons who owned Houmas House, their art collections,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed if you visit New Orleans. The food at Burnside was delisch. The tour guirdes are fantastic with knowledge of the plantation.

Thank mclaughlinbayer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unique art and history around every corner. Friendly, attentive staff. SO much to see and truly a great experience all around!

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Thank olivia458
Reviewed 1 December 2017

11 of us stopped for lunch at Burnside Restaurant at Houmas House Plantation in Darrow, Louisiana, near New Orleans. Eight of us got the buffet & were very pleased with the delicious gumbo, Caesar salad, red beans & rice with sausage, crawfish etoufee, shrimp alfredo....More

Thank maryjoanprouty
Reviewed 28 November 2017

My husband surprised me with a stay at Houmas House for my birthday this year and we had the most amazing time. All three restaurants offered delicious meals and excellent service. We were able to enjoy all of the beauty and history of the home...More

Thank Marie W
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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
4 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.