Houmas House and Gardens

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Houmas House and Gardens
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Houmas House and Gardens is an Historic Estate open for daily tours. The guided tour walks through the 250 year history of this estate and how a succession of owners and the Mississippi River grew this modest manor house into the estate it is today. A collection of art, furniture, and antique artifacts help tell the story of plantation life. 38 acres of gardens surround the mansion, restaurants and gift shop and are self-paced. Plan on spending 3 hours to fully visit this site. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in The Carriage House Restaurant. The Inn at Houmas House has 21 rooms for overnight stays. Experience all that Houmas House has to offer.
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Baton Rouge, LA3 contributions
Relaxing and Beautiful Getaway
Jun 2021 • Couples
Everything from our stay at the Inn, to the breakfast buffet, guided tour of the home and dinner at the Carriage House was such a relaxing and enjoyable experience. We stayed two nights and spent time walking in the luxurious gardens, touring the home and eating delicious food. Our rooms were exceptionally clean and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back!
Written June 18, 2021
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waywardsouth
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Much to be Desired
Jun 2021
The exterior of the house itself was beautiful. So much appears to have been altered and changed on the grounds that I had no way of knowing what was original and what wasn't. The gardens are overdone with bizarre modern statuary - a fantasy world of "If they could have, they would have" gone wrong. The house has been altered in such a way as to be denatured from its period condition - trex decking on the colonnade, a somewhat recently painted mural inside, and a dusty Mardi Gras float piece on the upper porch.
Written June 14, 2021
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Joy479682
Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
Great Tour
Jun 2021
Really great tour guide. She was wonderful. She was so delightful and a joy to talk with and answered our questions.
Written June 12, 2021
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Larry B
11 contributions
Southern Hospitality
Gracious, friendly and helpful staff in every department. Wonderful guest rooms in a quiet setting. Excellent food and service in the period correct Carriage House restaurant for the dinner seating. For breakfast the bright and cheerful Dixie Cafe serves a delicious banana foster French toast. Docent for main house tour is very knowledgeable and comfortable answering detail questions. A fine destination place to visit and relax.
Written June 11, 2021
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Alex_Campbe11
1 contribution
Beautiful House and Gardens
Jun 2021
The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. The Carriage House restaurant was excellent, the food and service as well as the ambulance.
Written June 10, 2021
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Cosmopolitan524295
1 contribution
Beautiful house/gardens, entertaining tour guide, loved the restaurant
Jun 2021
Beautiful plantation house and gardens and entertaining tour guide. We ate at the Carriage House Restaurant, loved it! Highly recommended.
Written June 6, 2021
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briggytyrell
1 contribution
history
Jun 2021
I just wish y’all tAlked more about history of the slave owning. It’s history that should be taught.
Written June 6, 2021
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ericel d
1 contribution
Southern Pride!
Jun 2021 • Family
The experience of being in Houmas mansion and gardens is such an amazing and memorable one!..The centuries old trees are unbelievable!..the tour of the mansion is such a gracious and generous one as we were allowed not only to see and hear but to touch what’s inside!..we were able to dine in the Carriage House Restaurant and the ambiance, the food and the service is phenomenal!..will always boast this southern pride experience we had!Thank you for preserving this place for generations to come!
Written June 3, 2021
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Greg J
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Houmas House
Jun 2021
Did the tour of the plantation. This was our fourth time at the house. You learn more information about the place every time you go. The Plantation Museum recently opened and was Great. Information about all the plantations and sites along he Mississippi river, some are still here and some are gone forever. The grounds are gorgeous and the buffet lunch was great.
Written June 2, 2021
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kindradittmer
1 contribution
Excellent!
May 2021
My sister and I had not planned on coming here, but decided last minute too. Turns out, it was the highlight of our whole vacation! The grounds and house are absolutely beautiful and full of so much history! We did a tour of the main house and our guide was very knowledgeable. We even had a great meal to end the day there in their cafe. Over all, we could of spent all day admiring and would definitely recommend it to others and visit it too!
Written June 2, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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