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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Wander781765
"Family getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2020 NEW
Bobby Sue was AWESOME! Loved learning about all the history at Houma House. She kept it light-hearted yet informative.
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BoatLover62
Houma, Louisiana
"Relaxing Lunch and Garden Stroll"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2020 NEW
Had a delicious lunch and relaxed by strolling through the gardens and enjoyed visiting the gift shop where I usually over spend. It's my favorite and the selection is so unique. A visit to Houmas House is always a win win situation!
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OKHouse
"Lovely gardens"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2020 NEW
The garden and grounds were lovely, even in the winter. A must-see for all avid gardeners. The inside was nicely decorated for the Christmas season. Photographers will enjoy many opportunities for great pictures.
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Explorer58316145130
"Houmas House"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2020 NEW
The tour was very good. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. A little more information about the enslaved people who worked there would have been helpful. Lunch in the restaurant was excellent. We have visited before and planned on having lunch there. We will return when their next expansion is completed.
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Lynn M
"Excellent Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
Bobbi Sue our guide was the best! We visited 3 plantations and this was by far the best! A lot of hands on by our guide, and she was so animated and gave so much information, you could tell she loved her job.
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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.