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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

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Address: 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
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+1 225-473-9380
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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is an Historic Plantation that tells...

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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Houmas House Plantation Tour with Transportation
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans

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A Plantation on Steriods

This plantation has been upgraded, gardens added, restaurants built, cottages hidden, and its all in this spot. It is an all inclusive destination, including a bar. There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This plantation has been upgraded, gardens added, restaurants built, cottages hidden, and its all in this spot. It is an all inclusive destination, including a bar. There are three eating areas and none is a snack bar.

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Maitland, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our small group was interested in the culture and history of plantation life. The formal tour was pretty restricted to a couple of buildings including the main house. What was extremely disappointing was the failure to even mention the history of slavery and its relationship to life on plantations. It was hidden as though it never existed with the exception... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour was only OK, but the setting of the home lovely. Too many people and small children were in our group. Rooms were too packed to see items around the rooms. The house was smaller than we expected. I think the guide tried to make up for the small house and few rooms, inundating us with micro-details about who lived... More 

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Andover, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful home and gardens with lots of photo opportunities so don't forget your camera. We all enjoyed the tour of the mansion. Our guide had a lot of information and was very knowledgeable. We liked that we were able to enter the rooms and get a close up of all the furniture and decorations. The highlight of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful property! Took my teenage daughters for the tour. Very nice tour guide and very informative but lacked keeping my teenagers involved. They were at least expecting a haunted story. Great for history of mansion, poor for wanting to hear about anything paranormal about what has happened in that house. My daughters saw in tv it's haunted by a... More 

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Newmarket, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This trip via Old South Tours was one of the favourite parts of our recent stay in New Orleans. Keith our driver was gentile. The trip was well organized as we received a day before call about a pick up change due to Mardi Gras. The house tour was excellent. The garden self tour beautiful and the buffet at their... More 

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Morgan City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I live in Loisiana and have visited most of the plantations in this area. By far this was one of the best. The Plantation was beautiful but the best was the gardens. Loved it!

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited many plantations from Natchez to New Orleans...we were especially looking for places that do not skirt over slavery...visit Oak Alley, Destrehan and especially Evergreen and Whitney for excellent exhibits on slavery. Evergreen is the most intact with 22 in situ slave cabins...so Houmas concentrates on the romanticized view of the old south, which normally I don't like BUT...they... More 

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Ripley, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the plantation and found it very informative!! Quite fascinating that the house was originally built in the 1700's. There are several original articles. The tour guide was excellent and did a wonderful job of explaining the way of life at the time the house was built and years later.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a fun morning at this wonderful home. The current owner still lives in there, but departs in the morning before visitors arrive. His friendly dogs greet you instead. Beautiful gardens and walking trails. Helpful staff, particularly Head Gardener who stopped and talked about the various plants and flowers. So much historical information inside this house, particularly when used... More 

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