Houmas House Mansion Tour in Darrow, LA

40136 Hwy 942Darrow, LA 70725
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Take a step back in time and visit The Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road! Restorations and enhancements highlight the wealthy lifestyle of the sugar barons who once lived there in the 19th century. You will see guides dressed in period-specific clothing as you tour the mansion and explore 38 acres of lavish gardens. Houmas House will steal your heart and is a must-see piece of history!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Darrow Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly (Children under 5 are free).
  • Free parking.
  • Guided tours are available in English.
  • There is a gift shop, restaurant, and cocktail bar located on-site.


from Houmas House Mansion Tour
A short drive from New Orleans is Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, This historic estate boasts 38 acres of the South’s most beautiful gardens, three restaurants, a luxurious Inn and a historic mansion open daily for tours.

The guided mansion tour leads guests through the architectural evolution of the mansion and details how a succession of owners and the Mississippi River grew this manor house to today’s grand estate. Period antiques, artwork and artifacts help the costumed guides tell the story of plantation life. Once sprawling over 300,000 acres, Houmas House has survived wars, floods, abandonment and the test of time. Spend the day or night and experience the Antebellum South.

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"Houmas House walk around."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 06, 2020 NEW
I mainly wanted to visit coz I'm a HUGE Bette Davis fan and love the Sweet Charlotte film... And finding out the history of the actual house and its owners was a huge plus, the grounds are kept beautifully and I can't wait to go back and spend the whole day there and make a holiday visiting all the neighbouring mansions and swamps.
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Fredericksburg, Texas
"The best plantation tour in LA."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020 NEW
Grounds are lovely. Many original pieces in the home. Lovely lunch. Staff very friendly. If you have time for only 1 plantation tour - choose this one!
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Tiffany T
Farmingdale, New York
"Beautiful landscape "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2020
This was so beautiful! The tour of the mansion was so interesting and explained the dynamic of the area. I wasn’t familiar with the area and it explained so much for me. It was early in the growing season but it was still full of beautiful blooms! The restaurants were amazing! Great portion sizes and the Taste was soo amazing. It is so worth the trip!
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"the perfect visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 05, 2020
My husband and I (along with our 6 month old) spent the morning at Houma's House and loved it. The tour was a small group so it was intimate and so interesting. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. We then walked the gardens and enjoyed lunch at the restaurant. The food was great and perfect weather made for an enjoyable walk around the grounds.
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Carlisle, PA
"Great overall experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2020
We toured the house and gardens, spent the night here, and had dinner and breakfast at The Carriage House, and the experience was uniformly excellent. The house and gardens are lovely and well worth seeing. The rooms are modern but were built with the architecture of the house in mind, and are nicely decorated. The food and ambiance of The Carriage House was wonderful, some of the best food we’ve had in a long time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Houmas House Mansion Tour

What are the hours of operation? 
Houmas House is open for tours every day from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?
Free parking available on-site.

Are there any restrictions for this tour?
Food and beverages are not allowed inside the plantation home.

What should I wear?
We suggest that guests wear comfortable shoes. High heels are not recommended as the property is quite expansive. In the summer months our climate is very warm. We do suggest cool, comfortable clothes. Our winters are mild, but occasionally it does get cold so please be prepared. The mansion, restaurants, and gift shop are all centrally air conditioned and heated.

Where is it located?
40136 LA-942, Darrow, LA 70725, USA.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot or how do I arrange it? 
Transportation is not included. If you need transportation, we recommend you rent a car. If coming from New Orleans, daily bus service is available.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? 
Houmas House is completely handicap accessible. Walking paths throughout the grounds make it easy for wheelchairs. Golf cart service is available upon request. The mansion is equipped with an elevator for guests not able to navigate stairs.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, Photography is allowed inside the plantation home and anywhere on the property.

How long is the tour?
The tour of the mansion is approximately 1 hour. Tour the gardens at your leisure.

Can I bring my pet? 
We allow well behaved dogs on the mansion tour on a leash. However, if other guests on the tour are not comfortable with the dog, we ask that you wait for the next tour. We offer mansion tours every half hour.

What’s included in my ticket/experience? 

  • Guided or self-guided tour of Houmas House Plantation.
  • Gardens.
  • Period-dressed tour guides.