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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow

Categories: Gardens, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
Visit Houmas House Plantation and Gardens for a glimpse into the history of the sugar trade and plantation life. Explore the home's 16 rooms, which are filled with artwork and period antiques from the estate's more than 200-year history. With 15.4 hectares (38 acres) filled with indigenous and exotic plants outside, the gardens make a good retreat amidst ponds and tree-lined avenues. From here, visit one of the restaurants and dine on traditional Louisiana dishes, such as rabbit and andouille gumbo. You may recognize the property, which has been used as a location in several films. To visit Houmas House Plantation and Gardens on your trip to Darrow, use our Darrow tour planner.
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  • I just finished up my visited to this lovely estate. I wouldn't really call it a plantation like many would think but the home was lovely! The grounds were even better. The cafe on hand had wonderful ...  read more »
  • i'm a chauffeur/guide for an luxury new orleans tour company, so i'm always taking people out on plantation tours. i've been to oak alley, whitney, destrehan, st joseph, and laura numerous times, and ...  read more »
  • You get exactly as advertised. The place is beautiful and the lady that was giving us a tour of the grounds was well informed and was happy to be showing us around. 
  • Houmas House Plantation is a worthwhile look at a plantation house and its incredible gardens. The home is currently occupied and the tour guide provided a fascinating description of the history of the home, the plantation, and some of the objects in the home. This tour focuses on the house and the plantation owners, largely glossing over the part of slavery in these homes. If you're interested in the stories of the slaves, the Whitney Plantation has an incredible tour, which I also recommend and is not redundant to this one. Apparently, this plantation also has an incredible restaurant, which unfortunately I was unable to try. However, if you know you'll be doing this tour, it is an absolutely gorgeous location (a wedding was being prepared there for after hours), and it would be a wonderful backdrop for dinner. Definitely a tour I would recommend.
  • Can't say enough about the gardens here! This is definitely the prettiest gardens we have seen in years. Loved the historical tour of the house and our guide was wonderful. Had nice antiques and spectacular views. Came in April and had wonderful weather.
  • I had a wonderful time ! This was a highlight on my last trip to NOLA. The grounds are spectacular, everywhere you look you see something beautiful . A hidden gem in the garden near the bridge, (looks like Monet's bridge at Giverny), a Chihuly installation. Being greeted by the most beautiful dog, Maggie was a treat. A bonus was that one of my favorite movies of all time, Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, was filmed here. Our tour guide was wonderful as well. I will be back!
  • Great place to visit, very serene and well kept. Tours every half hour last around and hour and really worth even a detour. Don't miss out on the restaurant; had great food.
  • This is my heaven on Earth! Only did the garden admission (which is $10/adult). The garden admission is more than enough. The grounds are meticulously taken care of. The prices for the other things were too steep for me (I'm a college student on a budget!) BUT if you're not on a budget, I would recommend paying for the house and garden admission because that money goes toward maintaining the beauty of the place. There is a cute tree swing which is a great photo op. The garden is pretty big, so don't rush through it. Pack a lunch and enjoy the day there! I rented a car and drove there, but if you don't have the means, there are plenty of tours. I love this place so much and would recommend this place to everybody. Slow down, smell the flowers, and enjoy easy living. Parking at the plantation is free!
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