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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725
225 473 9380
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Darrow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Activities: Dining
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Brighton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Houmas House Plantation is a beautifully restored home that transports you to a bygone era that I never knew existed. Each room you visit in the house has the capacity to tell you a plethora of stories. We were shown around by the highly engaging and very knowledgeable Darcey who did an outstanding job; a genuine southern girl indeed.

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spring
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Darcy, our tour guide greeted us with enthusiasm and it was 4 in the afternoon. Darcy's grandmother grew up on Evergreen plantation. Through out the entire tour, she gave personal information about each room and the period pieces in the rooms. Take the time to tour the gardens, you will not be disappointed.

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Orange Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We are visiting from California and were so excited for our visit to Houmas house today. It was everything we thought and more!! The gardens are absolutely exquisite and our lunch was so delicious. We went on the tour and this was the best part. Our tour guide was an absolute delight. She was so informative and fun and she... More

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nc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've been on many house tours and this one took the cake. The house is actually occupied and filled with lovely antiques. Our tour guide was the best tour guide I've ever had. Can not remember her name but she gave the best tour in a true Louisiana accent. Would definitely recommend!! And the house is gorgeous of course.

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The home is beautiful BUT buyer beware!! Purchased a painting from the gift shop. Paint began to flake off. The owner of the home will not refund me for a $190 painting even with my receipt. He wants ME to contact the publisher of the print and ask them to refund me the money, not him. Buyer Beware!!!!! If the... More

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Burnside_9, Owner at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, responded to this review

I think the full story needs to be told. You bought the print many, many, many months ago. And after a long period of time, you notified us of pealing paint after bringing the print to a framer to frame.. I have no idea what the conditions of storage were or what happened to the print. I put you in... More

Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What can you say to such rich history? Gorgeous grounds and the history is so thick its edible! Our guide for the tour was beyond perfect. She (can't remember her name) SORRY!! Was so knowledgeable and charming. It was her 8th tour of the day and she was tired but gave us such detail and history it was truly unforgettable.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am from this area and moved away 25 yrs ago. Houmas House is a must see if you are seeing the sights of Louisiana.I continue to bring guest and it never disappoints.The Home, The Food, The Gardens are top notch!

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Longview, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful grounds and gardens that you could visit at your own pace. A guide takes you through the house. There are stairs that my 78 year mother managed with no problems. Loved the restaurant! The delicious shrimp po-boy was plenty for two. The gift shop was filled Louisiana memorabilia. Local art, pottery, photography, and books. Allow 2-3 hours for tour,... More

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Elgin, South Carolina
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41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found this place easily, and it is nice that the home is actually visible from the road. (A lot of plantations around the area are too concealed by trees, etc to be seen without paying!) The gift shop is very large (the largest one we visited during our entire Louisiana vacation!) tons and tons of books! Also lots of... More

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Burnside_9, Owner at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, responded to this review

I wish you had taken the tour of the Mansion. I think we would have gotten the 5 star rating we work so hard for. Our price of $24 is slightly higher than other plantations, but as usual, you usually get what you pay for. Only Houmas House has the finest collection of furniture, artwork, antiques and sculpture on display.... More

Hastings Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The house and the grounds are beautiful and worth the price of a ticket. But, more than that, I wanted to tell you about our guide. She was period dressed and acted her part perfectly. When she found that one in our group was having a birthday, she sang Happy Birthday in French! She knew so many facts, not just... More

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