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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

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Address: 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725
Phone Number: 225 473 9380
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Best plantation tour we had! The home is gorgeous land the gardens are so beautiful there are not words to describe them. We toured three plantations and Houmas House is the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Port Neches, Tx
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Port Neches, Tx
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Best plantation tour we had! The home is gorgeous land the gardens are so beautiful there are not words to describe them. We toured three plantations and Houmas House is the best by far. Our tour guide was Sandy and she was wonderful. She made history come alive. Very personable and she really pulled you in to the stories she... More 

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Edmonton, AB
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing well kept plantation house and the gardens are absolutely fantastic. Make sure you book lots of time to visit this location and if you can stay as long as possible. We popped in for a refreshing mint julep at the Turtle Bar and the bartender picked fresh mint from the garden for our drinks. How much... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was part of our river boat trip and it was one of the best homes we visited. The guide was a curator of the home so had lots of stories. Have to come back and see the rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I've been to several plantation homes on the Mississippi river and have also been on numerous tours, but the Houmas House Plantation is without a doubt the best I've ever seen. For one thing the tour guides are very knowledgeable, not only about their property but also about the Mississippi river, the civil war, slavery and plantations homes in general.... More 

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was the second plantation we toured in the area during the same day, by far the better of the two. The garden was incredible, with rows of oaks each over hundreds of years old; with the oldest being about 600 years old. The mansion was an awesome display of the era and had furniture displayed that fit the house... More 

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Pocono'Mtn, Pa.
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately it rained very hard while we were here so we never got to tour the gardens and most of the plantation. We did get to visit the plantation house and enjoyed a good hour plus tour with a well informed docent. She had many interesting stories and facts to tell us about the present and past owners of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Houmas House Plantation is the most magical place my husband and I have ever been to! The service was amazing. Everyone that works at Houmas is so proud and take their craft very seriously. The love and respect they have for the property shows in everything they do. Derrick at The Turtle Bar is from a different era. His knowledge... More 

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Myrtl beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great old plantation, huge trees and gardens. Wedding I attended was amazing. Dinner was great food, local flair.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best plantation or fine homes I have visited in the United States. The gardens leading to the house are well orchestrated and beautiful. You walk by various ponds with statues and beautifully arranged plants. You can't decide which mini garden is the most grand. The huge oak trees in the front almost conceal the two... More 

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Zumbrota, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the Houmas House this past week and very much enjoyed ourselves. The gardens are breath taking and do not cost a thing to walk through. If you want to go into the house, you will pay and it is for a 1 hour tour with a roll-playing guide. We have a guide that was incredible complete with the... More 

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