Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow

#5 of 67 in Parks in Louisiana
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. With our world travel planner, Darrow attractions like Houmas House Plantation and Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Magnificent home; tremendous collection of artifacts and furniture; friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, beautiful, well-kept gardens, and finally, awesome food in the Cafe Burnside!  more »
  • We didn't book a tour with any tour company, we just drove in and took the next available tour. Our tour guide was dressed in period and had great knowledge about the property and the house. The artif...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the tour of the house - the present owner has done an awesome job of restoring and furnishing this house. The guide, dressed in period clothing, did a fantastic job. This is one of t...  more »
  • This place is gorgeous and very historical to the South and especially Louisiana. The guide there was very friendly and knowledgeable of Southern history as well as the property. There are lots of interesting items in the house including, but not limited to, a real Vampire slaying kit. There is also a statue of Abraham Lincoln that is made of over 60 lbs of Sterling Silver. The restaurant on the grounds is good but a little pricey. The gift shop is also very good but pricey. The history book for the property is huge and beautiful but it also costs $92 just be aware of these things.
  • Out of the plantations I went to, this was the most beautiful and unique. The home is currently lived in and instead of areas being roped off you are allowed to fully walk into the rooms. The gardens are exceptionally beautiful. The tree out front of the house is 500 years old. Another tree next to the home is 600 years old. There is a Japanese Garden located in the back of the house. The tour guides walk you through the history of the house, through the objects it holds. The gift shop is very large, with a local artist section in the back (definitely visit this location).
  • I had my wedding here and everything was absolutely first class. Janine (the wedding coordinator) was absolutely incredible. She always took my calls and answered all emails and believe me there were plenty. On the day of the wedding everything was incredible. She was there from the moment I arrived till the moment I left. The place is remarkably beautiful, the grounds are exquisite, and the food is to die for. Definitely a royal experience!
  • Visited several plantations and enjoyed the grounds and buildings here the most. Authentic furnishings and great tour were worth the extra drive. This place was not nearly as crowded as some of the other plantations that seemed to attract the large bus tours.
  • The atmosphere was great and the decorations beautiful. The gardens even in the rain are amazing. In fact several of us chose to walk in the rain with our umbrellas rather than ride the shuttle just to take our time in the gardens. The Staff was friendly and didn’t seem to mind taking pictures for our group. The eggplant and lump crabmeat dish was the best I have ever eaten. Had a great time with my classmates from 1966!!!

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