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“Good Attraction”

Southdown Plantation & Museum
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Houma
Certificate of Excellence
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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 15, 2013

I think this museum acquaints visitors with history of Terrebonne Parish. The house is lovely and full of interesting exhibits. The guides are great.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

The place is clean, organized and very nice. The staff is friendly, the girl that does the tour has very good knowledge of the history of the place.
The exhibition inside is very good, however only one room is original to the house, still you can feel the history in the place

3  Thank Oscar L
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We Had a tour of this museum that offered many interesting aspects, but was a tad bit too much information. I suspect that happens here. The nature of the tour is that you do not browse at your speed, but are driven to areas that are not interesting to you, as well as many that are just plain fascinating. Houma is outgrown it's small town past and is dominated by every chain hotel and eatery known to man. This venue is a rich piece of local history. Our GPS got very confused getting here.

1  Thank jeans163
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I try to go nearly every show. Its a mother daughters outing. As usual great crafts and good food. Now its becoming mother/daughters/granddaughter.

2  Thank James H
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The curator showed us around and gave us an interesting background to plantation living and life in the Mississippi Delta. As well as the explaining about the cultivation of indigo and sugar there are displays describing many things including Mardi Gras and local Native American communities. Well worth the six dollar entrance fee

2  Thank NewtravellerPhil
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