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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Sadiaone
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Wonderful service"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
Sandy was wonderful.. she went above and beyond to make sure I made my tour on time .. thank you Sandy .. oh and I was introduced to Princess Magnolia (she a beautiful yellow Lab), she has a wonderful relationship with Sandy. Overall, my visit was pleasant
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survitec
Wake Forest, North Carolina
"Fantasy RV"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2019 NEW
Awesome back in time experience. Sandy was a perfect tour guide, she gives you an explanation with the local accent and makes you feel like you are back in the 1800’
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Teresa N
"History revealed"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2019 NEW
We thoroughly enjoyed our thanksgiving buffet and the tour afterwards. Susannah was very informed and engaged our group in conversation and made the stories come alive. She encouraged one in our group to play the piano in the sitting room. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained.
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Jenny W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
"Lovely house, fountains, gardens, sculptures, and whimsical art"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2019 NEW
We first visited the Houmas Plantation many years before the new owner purchased it in 2003. At that time, there were no restaurants or event facilities and the gardens were nothing special. Fast forward to 2019 and it is amazing! They are even building a bridge to make it easier for cruise ship passengers to arrive. We had lunch here and toured the impressive gardens - all decked out for Christmas. Be sure you allow enough time because there is a lot to see here.
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jarvandergriff
"Houmas House Visit Nov 24"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 26, 2019 NEW
A great review of the history, house, buildings and artifacts. Christian was an excellent guide ! We need to come back and enjoy the dining.
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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.