We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (1,076)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gift shop”(118 reviews)
“our tour guide”(172 reviews)
“bette davis”(15 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
+1 225-473-9380
Ways to Experience Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Reviews (1,475)
Filter reviews
1,396 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgift shopour tour guidebette davissouthern bellegardens are beautifulnew orleanslive oaksperiod costumeriver roadold southwater featuresoak alleyhush hushmint julepbaton rougesouthern hospitalitythe main house
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,396 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see to appreciate a time gone by. We took a tour I the home, walked the gardens and followed with a delicious lunch on site. Fabulous!!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location and the guide was very informative. We got the transportation option from New Orleans and it worked out great. This one of the few at has a restaurant on site which was also a nice feature. Definitely worth the trip.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
1  Thank jdjohnson305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place, the manager at our guest house recommended this house and what a find it is, the gardens are wonderful full of statues, water features, full of colour and ancient oaks. The house has most of its original furniture and belongings, in...More

Thank juliePearce26
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say at the start of this feedback that Houmas House is one of my favourite places to visit. Since moving to Baton Rouge fro Scotland in 2016, we have been many times to the house and gardens both on our own and...More

Thank jmcindoe50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were beautiful and the house tour was awesome. The history of the plantation was very interesting.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Tonya R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is very pretty and the gardens are beautiful. The property is huge and well taken care of. The tour was awesome, very informative. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job. The restaurant and bar onsite were also Amazing. I...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank missLo1CH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens at the Houmas House are amazing. It is incredible to wander through the gardens with the view of the beautiful Houmas House always in the background. Lush and green with a mixture of wildness and careful gardening the grounds never cease to amaze...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank patr99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have toured Houmas House several times and it’s one of my favorite Louisiana destinations. Grounds are truly beautiful and Kevin has done a remarkable job with the house and decor. His taste is impeccable. The tour guides are interesting and very friendly and allowed...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were unsure which plantation house to tour and finally decided upon Houmas House. The property is beautiful and the gardens an absolute delight to spend time in. Unfortunately, the tour guide spoke extremely fast. I know I missed a lot of information. It was...More

Thank Kaahele
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful house and superb gardens. Our guide Natalie was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend Houmas House for a visit.

Thank Lynne C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Holiday Inn Express Donaldsonville
12 reviews
3.09 miles away
Comfort Inn Donaldsonville
66 reviews
3.17 miles away
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
8 reviews
3.20 miles away
Legacy Suites Donaldsonville / Saint James Parish
61 reviews
3.23 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3 nearby restaurants
The Carriage House Restaurant at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
150 reviews
.16 miles away
The Coffee House at The Cajun Village
39 reviews
3.72 miles away
Grapevine Cafe
220 reviews
3.98 miles away
Cafe' Burnside
107 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 attractions in Darrow
The Cajun Village
66 reviews
3.76 miles away
11 reviews
4.14 miles away
The Turtle Bar
21 reviews
.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Brett R
April 18, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from JessLamb | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely!
Brent A
June 19, 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from JessLamb | Property representative |
Yes, we have 21 rooms for staying overnight. Availability and online booking available on the Houmas House Website
April 4, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Burnside_9 | Property representative |
I am truly sorry that you were shocked by the renovation, as compared to your visit many years ago. The fact is that the current presentation is very close in design and colors as to the original Houmas House. The exterior... More