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Southdown Plantation & Museum

1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA 70360-6072
+1 985-851-0154
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Beer Fest

Attended The Bayou Beer Fest in November of 2016 on the grounds of Southdown Plantation and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
scalesjw
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Houma
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Historic Plantation in Houma, La

Although I live in Houma La it seems we do not take the time to visit our on tourist attractions. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ths19662017
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Houma, Louisiana
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Southdown Plantation House is a 19th-century sugar manor house and home to the Terrebonne Museum of history, culture, and arts.Exhibits include: - Terrebonne History - Mardi Gras - Period Furniture - Sugar Cane Industry - Sen. Allen Ellender - Boehm & Doughty Porcelains - Art & Literature including painter Charles B. Gilbert.
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  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA 70360-6072
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended The Bayou Beer Fest in November of 2016 on the grounds of Southdown Plantation and Museum. This place is very well kept and a nice attraction to visit.

Thank scalesjw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I live in Houma La it seems we do not take the time to visit our on tourist attractions. I have been taking the time to explore venues in my own community. I love this old museum and all the artifacts and the volunteers...More

Thank ths19662017
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This plantation home is beautiful inside and out. It houses artifacts of the area from the Indian tribes in the area to the logging of cypress trees and everything in between. Period furniture is dotted throughout the home. You can also have weddings and other...More

Thank DarleneEschete
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review Darlene!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Southdown Plantation once was one of the grandest plantations in the South, famed for its production of sugar and the development of a variety of sugar cane that was resistant to mosaic disease and known for entertaining guests and hosting many extravagant balls and receptions....More

Thank Taylor B
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us Taylor!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

great tour, mostly due to Ed. our guide. A local gent with deep knowledge and love of the area and the house. A major part of the history of the area is centered in this former sugar plantation.

1  Thank steverace
Nicole C, Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you steverace! We're glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This plantation house is a Queen Anne style house built by slave labor in 1858 and in later years a second story was added. The home has a lot of original furnishings. There is a huge collection of ceramic birds which are unbelievably beautiful and...More

1  Thank Dennis B
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words Dennis! We're glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stopped by Southdown for a quick visit and walked around the grounds. We were able to show the kids many items from the old south such as sugar bowls where they boiled down sugar kane.

1  Thank Jaken75
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you Jaken75. We're happy you came by!

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Southdown museum is an educational and lovely home to visit. There's something for all to enjoy. The history of Mardi Gras , the sugar industry, and many beautiful local paintings are displayed as well as beautiful porcelain birds. If you are here for the marketplace...More

2  Thank BayouGetaway
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you BayouGetaway! We always appreciate a kind review!

Reviewed 6 November 2016

The day was beautiful! Vendors were diverse! Art fantastic! This plantation/museum was an eclectic exhibit of history, art, and architecture!

1  Thank dbtrahan
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks dbtrahan! We work very hard to make our Marketplace Artisan Craft Show the best it can be. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

we arrived after close of business hours but were able to walk around freely. well tended, a nice visit at the end of a busy day

1  Thank riverbrokerstella
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We're sorry you weren't able to tour riverbrokerstella, but glad to hear you enjoyed your visit nevertheless. :)

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