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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

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Address: 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
Phone Number: 12254739380
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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is an Historic Plantation that tells...

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is an Historic Plantation that tells the story of the very wealthy Sugar Barons of the 19th Century. Also known as the Sugar Palace, because of the wealth created at this largest Sugar Plantation in America. A collection of museum quality Art, furniture, and decorative arts on display in its natural setting. Our Gardens are known as the best in the South. 36 Acres of Beautiful Gardens with statuary, ponds, fountains, bronzes and other things to please the eye. Plan on spending 3 hours to fully visit this site. We also have restaurants that offer breakfast, lunch, Dinner and Fine Dining. Our Inn has 21 rooms for overnight stays. Live the Life of the Great Sugar Barons, if only for a day. Experience all that Houmas House has to offer.

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Susan was great

I've visited Houmas House several times in the last few years,but yesterday's tour, led by Susan, was the best. She didn't let the fact that she was losing her voice stop her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A hostess checked us in but gave us really pitiful directions to the restaurant. We were never even acknowledged at the restaurant and left. Pitiful. There are so many great places to go in this area, I would just skip this.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited Houmas House several times in the last few years,but yesterday's tour, led by Susan, was the best. She didn't let the fact that she was losing her voice stop her from giving a charming, informative and entertaining presentation of this beautiful and historic house. She's a smart, articulate and beautiful ambassador for the property. And I hope her... More 

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Manchester, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are interested in history this is a great place to go. Our tour guide was a Southern Bell who knew so much history. The original items in the home are unbleverable. The home is unbelerivable. The gardens are so pretty. Had lunch at the Tiger Bar on site.

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Ft. Myers, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite plantation on the River Road! We love the lush gardens and the home is spectacular! Everyone is knowable including the head gardener who filled us in on the damage from Hurricanes Andrew and Katrinia. The restaurant has a delicious menu and Lauren was spot on with the recommendations of the pork chop followed by the white... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WE decided since we always come to New Orleans, it was time for a plantation visit. After researching the many we settled on the Houmas House in Darrow, LA. It was little over an hour ride from our hotel West of New Orleans. This place is a must see if you want to see a historical plantation. The tour was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by on our way from Baton Rouge heading back for our flight home out of New Orleans. We did not have time for the full tour or a meal in the restaurant, but we paid for the garden tour (at first I thought it was pricy for a self guided tour, but at the end it was worth it.)... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I have toured the house twice and consider it the premier plantation tour. This time I went back for the Turtle Bar. Not only does it have a fantastic bourbon and scotch selection,Derek is the most knowledgeable bartender I have ever met.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time--stayed in one of the B&B cottages. Enjoyed our stay and loved the Turtle Bar! Loved the gardens and touring the Houmas House.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house and gardens are amazing. The docent was so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable- a very enjoyable tour. This home is unique because the owner actually lives in the house.

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York UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my 60th birthday on September 10th and we decided to come over to New Orleans as we had heard so many good things about it. Our concierge at the hotel advised this trip as something special to do, and she was so right. The house is just like you would imagine a place like in Gone with the... More 

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