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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow

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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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  • Ms.Susan was wonderful! very knowledgeable in the history of the house and area. She gave out lots of fun facts about the history of Louisiana too.  more »
  • The grounds of the Houmas House and Plantation are AMAZING!! I cannot stress enought how beautifully maintained the gardens and the house itself is. The owner lives there and allows tour goers access ...  more »
  • We had 5 teenagers and 4 adults touring from Dallas and this was the highlight of our trip. Our tour guide was fantastic and so informative - she kept the teenagers entertained as well as the adults (...  more »
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  • Our tour guide was Elizabeth and she was GREAT!! Super knowledgeable and funny. Gardens were beautiful and the house was fabulous. Best in Louisiana for sure. Every person that works there seems to really love it and every body was extremely kind and pleasant We ate at the Cafe Burnside right behind the Houmas house and it had 5 star quality food. Every person I've asked questions- knew detailed answers about everything. Wonderful experience!!
  • The gardens/house are beautiful and the tour we had of the house was great. Was a minute late for the start of the tour so missed the guides name but as far as I could work out, it was Michael. He did a great tour of the house, very knowledgeable about its history, a charming, funny guy. He even accompanied myself and my two friends to the bar after, where we spoke more about the areas/Louisiana's history and got to know him a bit more personally which is always a bonus. He recommended a few good jazz bars in New Orleans too that we went to that night and ended up being great little places in quieter areas of the city. All in all, a great day out
  • A very fun tour definitely worth it. The house has A/C so the tour is very nice for that and it has a rich history, which the guides are very knowledgeable in. I would recommend it highly. Also the gardens are beautiful and filled with an abundance of wildlife, beautiful scenery, and flora. The landscaping is absolutely wonderful and adds well to the various sculptures and rich history of the land. Definitely worth the stroll even in summer weather
  • I try to come here everytime im in town, never disappoints. Try the special when you go there, which was mozarella stuffed meatballs this time, amazing. The food is fresh, give you just the right amount of food, great price for what you get. Atmosphere is wonderful as well. Cant complain about anything.
  • Fantastic restaurants and of course amazing Gardens to walk around then. Definitely recommend taking a tour if you are visiting!