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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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I have lived in the area my entire life and I knew of Houmas House but never visited. My husband and I decided to go ahead and check it out during a Sunday drive in the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I have lived in the area my entire life and I knew of Houmas House but never visited. My husband and I decided to go ahead and check it out during a Sunday drive in the area. We called ahead to make sure they were giving tours and we asked about dining opportunities available. They quickly gave us dinner reservations... More 

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Columbia, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Houmas House is a private residence now, but the current owner has it opened to the public, he allows photography, and allows touching of some of the items in his house. I played a 100+ year old Steinway piano! The gardens are fabulous and the tour guides very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We visited houmas house on our from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. The gardens are gorgeous. The mansion is lovely however up close its evident the mansion needs repairs. The restaurant food was great very reasonably priced for the food we received. They have the best iced tea My wife had ever had and the bisque was incredible as the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We booked the tour and garden access. Our tour guide was excellent and explained a lot about the history of the place as we ventured inside to have a look at the rooms. They have made a great effort to make the house look as close to how it would of been years ago, and the gardens are excellent. We... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Since today was Father's Day and Sunday to boot, we decided to stop by the Homas House Plantation for brunch. We have been there numerous times, and have never been disappointed. There are two restaurants on site, the Café Burnside, which serves mid mornings to mid afternoon, and The Carriage House which serves late afternoon thru evening hours. The quality... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The owner clearly loves to share his home and gardens. He has continuously added both large and small touches that make this a wonderful experience. Our tour guide, Susan, was superior. And they let you photograph IN the house!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The gardens we're beautiful and the food was fantastic. The staff was friendly and very attentive. The restaurant has a can pecan butter for your bread that was fantastic. The tour was great and the tour guide was so sweet. I have a 2 year old and she was very sweet to her. She went above and beyond to make... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

There is so much to this fine, historic Louisiana Plantation home that it would be hard to capture it all in a brief review. Allow me to suggest that you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy not just the home tour, but the grounds, the bar and the wonderful restaurant. Make sure your camera/phone has plenty of room/power too...the... More 

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Montpelier, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were in Louisiana for a wedding and had some spare time and decided to pick the Houmas Plantation (The Sugar Plantation). The plantation includes the tour of the house, gardens, dining and Inn. The house is privately owned and is amazing. The tour takes about an hour. The guides are dressed in period costume and very knowledgeable. You are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A tour every 15 minutes, however only 25 people to a tour. I am not sure of the process or communication between the front desk and tour ladies, however there were so many people waiting for tours that some waiting longer than 15-30 minutes. While we were there, a large group of elderly, yet young at heart from a tour... More 

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Additional Information about Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

Address: Address: 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725
Phone Number: 225 473 9380
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Darrow
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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