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Southdown Plantation & Museum

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Beautiful location and very informative

The tour was great and the building is beautifully restored. The tour was very informative but... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
deeT2323EL
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Watertown, South Dakota
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Just amazing!

Today we drove by this great Plantation House and were lucky to meet this amazing Couple who showed... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Veleidosa
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Hamburg, Germany
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Southdown Plantation House is a 19th-century sugar manor house and home to the Terrebonne Museum of history, culture, and arts.Exhibits include: - Terrebonne History - Mardi Gras - Period Furniture - Sugar Cane Industry - Sen. Allen Ellender - Boehm...more
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1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA 70360-6072
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

The tour was great and the building is beautifully restored. The tour was very informative but there were a few rooms that were not relevant to the building or history of it. Watch your clock if you want a short version. Great tour and very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deeT2323EL
NicoleC5855, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad to hear you had a nice visit. :)

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Today we drove by this great Plantation House and were lucky to meet this amazing Couple who showed us around. Their Tour was just great! They knew so much about not just the Plantation but the City and general History of the Area. They were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NicoleC5855, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thanks for the review Veleidosa. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Really good history of the Plantation, Sugar Cane farming history in the area and the Senator Allen Ellender room is very interesting as well!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EBergeron B
NicoleC5855, Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for your review EBergeron B. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed October 3, 2018

We had a great time here. Very casual experience, this old Mansion is great to walk through. Got to get a picture with the King and Queen Crowns in the Parlor.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Douglas W
NicoleC5855, Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit Douglas. Thanks for taking the time to review. :)

Reviewed August 11, 2018

My husband was training at the post so we traveled with him. While there we decided to visit Southdown Planation to learn more about the local history. The guide was very knowledgeable and would answer questions. There was much history about the original grounds, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mcdevitt12773
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

We are so happy to hear you had a nice time here! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and son in law had their wedding there. The staff went out of their way to make everything go just right, from setup to pickup everything was absolutely perfect! Highly suggest having a wedding and reception there.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Nicole C, Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Rachelle, We are so happy to hear of your great experience! Thank you for taking the time to post a review. :)

Reviewed May 1, 2018

We happened to come on a day that they were setting up for a wedding so they weren't doing tours. But when the caretakers found out we were from out of state they let us in the house and get us an impromptu tour which...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

The plantations are beautiful and full of history. Our tour guide was an amazing guide full of knowledge of the history of the families, who owned and ran the plantation. There are many historical events and priceless antiques at this home.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us branctm B. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed March 10, 2018

I didn't take the tour. I stayed outside while the wife went in. She said it was great. She said this tour was the highlight of her trip. She wasn't able to do the upstairs part and the tour guide told her to come back...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us kudos!

Reviewed December 29, 2017

This was recommended as one of the best preserved and interesting of the old houses and it did not disappoint. Take the guided tour and you will see a lot more and learn some personal history of the caretakers.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ontario76
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thank you for the great review Ontario76. We are glad you had a pleasant visit at Southdown!

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mrsgail63
August 21, 2018|
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Response from NicoleC5855 | Property representative |
Hello Gail, We are handicap accessible for the first floor of the house only. We do have a photo book of the second floor for our guests that can't make it up. The tour includes our Gift Shop building as well which is the... More
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$17 for Adults $10 & $8 for Kids Under 5 are free $16 for AAA & Military $15 for Ages 65+ & College Students
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$17 for Adults $10 & $8 for Kids Under 5 are free $16 for AAA & Military $15 for Ages 65+ & College Students
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