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4333 Euphrosine StreetNew Orleans, La70125

Houmas House Plantation Tour

Travel back in time to the crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road

$59.00 5.75 hours

About This Experience

Experience the life of the wealthy Sugar Barons of Houmas House. Knowledgeable guides take you on a journey through this mansion with entertaining stories of past owners. View original artwork, rare antiques, and original pieces from the 1830s. Roundtrip transportation is available from New Orleans giving guests three hours to explore 38 acres of breathtaking gardens, to indulge in Louisiana cuisine at Café Burnside, and to tour the historic mansion. Add lunch to your ticket and enjoy a meal on the plantation's grounds from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Please meet in front of your hotel for pick up, and allow for 30 minutes for pick up. Upon arrival to Houmas House, please check in at the gift shop and present the voucher. Refunds are not applicable to tours cancelled within 24 hours of the tour time

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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens allows visitors to experience the life of a wealthy Sugar Baron in the 1800s. Tour the historic mansion and explore 38 acres of lush gardens, or relax with a refreshing mint julep and enjoy the breeze off the nearby Mississippi River. Ticket includes a guided tour of the house, self-guided tour of the gardens, and transportation. Add lunch to your ticket and enjoy a meal on the plantation's grounds from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

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My husband and I toured several plantations in the area and Houmas House was the best. The history of the home is intriguing and the home and gardens are stunning. Plan on staying a while for the gardens. They are extensive and gorgeous. I would love to go back again and again because I bet you could see something different each time.

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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is a little different from others along the River Road. The tour guides dress in period costumes, which is a step above most other venues. Their depth of knowledge about the house itself seems limitless, again a step above most others. Our guide actually seemed to have done research on his own outside of the script, and that added a whole new dimension to the tour. I was impressed with the fact that he admitted not knowing anything about a couple of vases that my wife found of interest; most guides would make something up. He said he would make a point of learning about them for future tours: an honest, most refreshing response.

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We viewed this plantation and totally enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was Patty and she added so much to this tour. With her southern drawl and period dress, she made you feel like you were back in time on this property. Her personality was light, fun, very informative and she added her fun humor. The grounds were beautiful and the house was historic with many artifacts from that period of time. Patty's knowledge of the plantation added to the feeling that you had stepped back in time. We would recommend this tour to any of our friends and family traveling thru the area. And, ask that Patty be your guide!!

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Had a lovely couple of hours touring Houmas House. The house is fascinating and beautifully kept and the gardens are some of the most beautiful we have seen. Sandy our tour guide was brilliant with her southern charm and sense of humor. A visit to this plantation is a must!

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A beautiful home!!! Beautiful gardens. The gift shop has some unique offerings. A true southern plantation. I hope they can do some roof repairs in the near future. So glad we chose to extend our vacation another day so we could see this!

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The tour was very un-stuffy. You could play the Steinway, take pictures next to a Gutzon Borglum statue of Lincoln, hold a rifle, ruffle your collar. It was felt more alive than the off-limits, stuck in time style of tour. It was a unique experience made all the more enjoyable by our excellent tour guide, Michael. He made the tour interactive and educational. His knowledge of the plantation and its history was first-rate. Highly recommend a visit.

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We visited 3 plantations over 2 days and Houmas House was the least favorite for our family. The grounds are stunningly beautiful and the house is lovely but the tour really let it down for us. Our tour was focused on items in the house rather than the story and history of the place which is what we were more interested in. It is beautiful and worth a visit but if you're short on time I'd look at other plantations in the area.