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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Monese R
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Beautiful but tour not worth $24"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2020 NEW
The grounds are beautiful! I don't think you can just go through the grounds without having some sort of ticket. I thought the tour involved the grounds also. However, it was just the house and it was just okay. No fault of the tour guide just too expensive for what you get.
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"Wonderful experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2020 NEW
Spent a relaxing day with friends at Houmas House. We toured the house and were guided by Sandy. She was quick to answer questions, and loaded with information making of a fun experience. We then strolled the beautiful gardens, so well maintained. We stopped in the Turtle Bar for cocktails and sipped Mint Juleps and Bloody Marys while continuing our stroll thru the gardens. We than had a late lunch in the Carriage House... AMAZING food! Great staff, everyone full of smiles, so accommodating. I will definitely make this visit again SOON!
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New Orleans, Louisiana
"Best visit ever"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 03, 2020
Visited last week. Sandy was our tour guide and she was great. Knowledgeable, entertaining, and as a Louisianian she restored my faith in people from Alabama. All kidding aside, she was great and I hope that when I visit in the future she's the guide. The grounds are spectacular, the home is gorgeous, and the history is rich. If you or anyone is thinking about checking out these historical homes on River Road you HAVE to visit Houmas House.
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Hammond, Louisiana
"A great day at the Plantation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 01, 2020
This was my second visit to the Houmas house. I was not disappointed. All the flowers were in full bloom .The guided tour was spot on and the guide full of information. The Plantation home is beautiful and is air conditioned, so that is nice in the Louisiana heat. It was a great day. We had lunch at the plantation. It was just a perfect day!
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Debbie S
Livingston, Louisiana
"Absolutely beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2020
My daughter and I toured the grounds and house. The grounds are just beautiful and tranquil. The tour of the house was very informative. The house was beautiful. I could just imagine myself there in the day.
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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.