Houmas House Mansion Tour in Darrow, LA

40136 Hwy 942Darrow, LA 70725
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Overview

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.

Description

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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Traveler37469095988
"Great and dog friendly"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
I enjoyed my tour and visit here. It was also great to learn they are so dog friendly I was allowed to take the mansion tour with my furry best friend!
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misharpittman
usa
"Everything here!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2019 NEW
Totally enjoyable plantation tour with a very interesting slice of history.Beautiful grounds and many claims to famous people visiting there.But a lot of work has been done to the grounds and has several options as restaurants .We had lunch there and it was really good,so you can tour the grounds ,the mansion and then have a great lunch.It has a very relaxed atmosphere we all loved the whole experience.
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laura s
San Francisco, California
"Lovely, elaborate home with antiques"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019 NEW
Our guide was perfect, knowledgeable, humorous and enthusiastic about Houmas House. The grounds are gorgeous. Worth the trip
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totmanrebecca
Lafayette, Louisiana
"Tour guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019 NEW
The tour guide was the best I’ve had. He was just a stand in for a call out but he was funny and knowledgeable.
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848gerardw
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Trip to Houma House"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
Really enjoyed the history lesson and scenery. Beautiful all over. Our giude was very nice and knowledgeable Great food.
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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?
Yes.

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.