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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
+1 225-473-9380
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
+1 225-473-9380
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Reviewed February 26, 2016

Beautiful house and an wonderful owner who lets the visitors sit on some of the antique furniture too. Beautifully decorated for Christmas too. The owner loves and is very knowledgeable of history too.

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Reviewed February 26, 2016

I spent three days at Houmas in February with my boyfriend. The Inn was uniquely beautiful, romantic and private, anything you needed or wanted, the warm and welcoming staff was there to make our stay memorable. The breakfasts were amazing and the Turtle Bar was...More

Reviewed February 25, 2016

We visited this on a tour and had plenty of time to take a tour of the house, walk through all of the gardens, and enjoy a nice lunch. One of the plantation houses not damaged during the Civil War and owned by a private...More

Thank mtbearpaw
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Beautiful home and grounds...well worth the $24 entry fee. The tour guide was great. She is a student from LSU. Photography is allowed everywhere.

Thank Tgurl1
Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful Plantation I have ever seen. Exceeds those in Charleston. Very reasonably priced. The guide was outstanding.

Thank Persnickityme
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Where to start? The gardens were fantastic..with a surprise at every turn. Fountains, a pet cemetery, statues and awe inspiring oak trees. Then you get to go inside! Our guide Elizabeth was articulate, friendly and great fun. We felt welcome in the house..she even invited...More

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed February 16, 2016

This place is everything you ever thought it could be, and then some. Think Scarlett O'Hara, Bette Davis, Olivia De Havilland, Vivien Leigh trailing a lavish ball gown in the grass.....they have a beautiful art collection with some top name artists, and antebellum furnishings- a...More

Thank professor52
Reviewed February 13, 2016

We visited recently with a bus group. The tour was awesome as was the grounds, home and everything. We ate lunch on site which was great! They treated us so great! I highly recommend this tour!

Thank marbb2014
Reviewed February 13, 2016

We did this tour with transportation included, our driver Billy picked us up promptly and drove us to the plantation, the tour was an hour and our guide was very knowledgably about the plantation and its history and all that had transpired there. The gardens...More

Thank StacyD91566
Reviewed February 11, 2016

The guided tour was informative, interesting and helpful. The gardens extensive and worth wandering round.

Thank Tony S
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Brent A
Can you stay overnight
June 19, 2017|
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Response from JessLamb | Property representative |
Yes, we have 21 rooms for staying overnight. Availability and online booking available on the Houmas House Website
Sorry, but I am absolutely shocked by the renovation of this home. Sadly, not in a good way. Wondering if anyone else feels the same? I am sure it is lovely, but such a departure from what I saw when I visited many years ago. Nothing authentic about any of it. IMO a true nightmare.
April 4, 2017|
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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
WHat is the cost for just a tour.We have a car & would like to see it.
March 22, 2017|
Response from JessLamb | Property representative |
Admission for a guided mansion tour and self-guided garden tour is $24.00 per person plus tax. We offer tours all day from 9 AM-7 PM daily.