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Southdown Plantation & Museum
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Houma
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 & Doughty Porcelains - Art & Literature including painter Charles B. Gilbert.
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Lots of history of our parish. Nice to attend functions there as well.

1  Thank latt66
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

It doesn't look particularly spectacular but we had a wonderful two hour tour given by the most knowledgeable and amiable gentleman. It was two hour of fun. Give it a visit.

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a neat plantation and the history and grounds are real interesting to learn about. The home has items that are from the period and interesting to see. The senators office had some real neat items inside. The kids liked the Mardi Gras room.

The guide was very knowledgable and directed many of his information to my sons (11 and 7). This helped us keep them interested and allowed us to learn as well. One of the most enjoyable and friendly tour guides we have ever met.

Jim Bowie (Alamo defender) once owned some of this land...so the tie to TX was neat.

Kids learned a lot and so did we.

1  Thank saholleman
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

The bayou region of south Louisiana is plentiful with beautiful plantations with dark pasts. Southdown is the pinkest of the lot in the area. The place is worth a stop if you like touring 18th century homes and stepping into a bit of American history. For a few bucks you can take a guided tour for about an hour and stroll along the grounds. It is not as expansive or expensive as some of the tours along the Mississippi, but it does stand out from the growing modern city of Houma and its neighboring strip subdivisions.

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

A lot of history from plantation life to Senator Ellander. Our guide Ed was very knowledgable and had a lot of great stories

1  Thank Rod G
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