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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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Activities: Dining
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Delightful visit at the garden, skip the mansion tour

If you would love to see the mansion and have a informative rundown about the history, sign up for the guided tour by all means. I paid for the guided tour and had a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
liangfamily04
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you would love to see the mansion and have a informative rundown about the history, sign up for the guided tour by all means. I paid for the guided tour and had a great time.But if you don't want to spend $24 plus tax on an-hour tour, you can always stop by the gift shop and watch 13-minute video... More 

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

This response is to clarify misinformation in this review. If one does not want to take the tour, there is a charge to view the gardens. The charge is $15 per person for the garden tour. There is no charge to view the film in the gift shop. More 

Conroe, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place with amazing gardens & pathways that are just delightful. I have been on several tours around the country and Sandy has to be one of the best guides ever!! Her southern accent, humor and knowledge of the place makes the tour so enjoyable. Such a gorgeous setting! Three of us had lunch and everything was just delicious! Enjoyed... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was a great experience with the beautiful sitting and tour. Our tour guide Sandy was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. Was the best tour on this trip.

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Stourbridge England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

we booked online with old South tours and was picked up outside the marriott on canal St. The drive was a very comfortable 1 hour and the house and gardens were fabulous and so well kept. Our guise was Susan who gets into character as the lady of the plantation really well and gave us a very entertaining and informed... More 

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Really an Awesome way to spend a whole day and/or night! The entire experience is really cool. We went to take the tour and learn about the history of this magnificent sugar plantation. We took the tour, led by a period actress and historian Susan Harris dressed as a bonified Southern Belle! The Mansion is beautiful and as good an... More 

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Lawtell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We recently toured a few plantations on Feb. 7th and the tour at Houmas House was by far the BEST! Our tour guide Susan Harris was awesome. Very knowledgeable about the house and it's history as well as the history of the area. She was very entertaining. We've toured pretty much every plantation in that area and not many guides... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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133 reviews 133 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I visited the property on a Saturday. We were picked up from our hotel and driven (about an hour) in a comfortable larger size van/coach. I think it was called Old South Tours. So when we arrived. We met with a tour guide (I cant remember her name),she was from the area but had lived for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed in one of the new cottages. It was a wonderful experience except for when we were locked out of our cottage. They installed card entry. It does not slide in. It like a card fob. It mysteriously got demagnetized. Other than that it was lovely.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were passing through the area and we stopped first thing on a weekday morning to take a tour. At first, we were only going to do the gardens outside but for an extra $9/adult, we decided to do the inside of the house tour too. It was worth it! We were the only ones first thing in the morning... More 

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southern USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
57 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is not my first visit here, and I still think the plantation is very worthwhile! The tour guide Sandy was very knowledgeable and entertaining and the home, grounds, and history are excellent!

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