About Houmas House

Plantations in Louisiana are one of the most sought after attractions throughout the state.  Located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, The Houmas House Estate allows visitors to experience the life on a sugarcane plantation in the 1800’s. The mansion has been restored to the antebellum era, reflecting the opulence and wealth this sugarcane farm boasted in the 1880’s.  The guided mansion tour walks through the 250 year history, showing the architectural evolution of this manor house and how it became a grand estate.  Rare and period artwork and artifacts are displayed and used to explain plantation life.

  • The gardens are expansive and the most exquisite in all of Plantation Country.
  • Three restaurants have captured attention of food critics nationwide and have been voted some of the top places to dine in the country.
  • Luxurious cottages are available for guests seeking an overnight plantation experience.
  • The Houmas Estate is also well-known for hosting weddings and corporate events.

See why the readers of USA Today voted Houmas House the top historic tourist attraction in Louisiana.

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Houmas House is a historic estate located near New Orleans in Darrow, Louisiana.  Open 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm. At Houmas House, visitors can tour the mansion and  grounds, stay in the inn, enjoy Louisiana cuisine, and host one-of-a-kind weddings and events.