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The Great River Road Museum is Now Open

The Mississippi River has proved to be the most important body of water in the United States. For early explorers, its width and powerful current taunted them as they attempted to cross and explore the other side. For businessmen it proved to be the answer for westward expansion. And for power-hungry leaders it was the cause of…

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August 10, 2020

Pour Some Sugar On Me..

Sugarcane field in blue sky and white cloud in Thailand What makes your morning coffee so good? Or your favorite dessert so sweet?  It’s SUGAR.  But have you ever stopped and thought about where it comes from?  Derived from sugarcane, granulated sugar as we know it goes through a multi-step process before landing on grocery…

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August 6, 2019

An Escape to Houmas House

Guests love to write about their experience at Houmas House.  After reading this blog, you will want to add Houmas House to your bucket list. Original Post by She Has a Way, Ashley Hadley When I came across old plantation houses, all standing within a reasonably close distance on River Road in Louisiana, I knew…

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July 4, 2019

The Evolution of the Houmas Estate

The Houmas residence began as a humble two-story structure in 1774, built by Alexander Latils and Maurice Conway, and is referred to as “The French House. It was constructed of brick and cypress with 18” thick walls on the first and second floors. The original cypress beams and rafters are still visible and today the…

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June 11, 2019

You’ve Hit the Honey Hole!

You’ve Hit the Honey Hole The re-opening of Houmas House wasn’t the only thing creating a buzz to the public.  The resident honey bees had made themselves at home on the second story galley and had become a problem for visitors and the owner.  Hesitant to “get rid” of these busy bees, the owner called…

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May 15, 2019

Spring Gardens at Houmas House

Spring at Houmas House Contributer: Christopher Leach; WGNO New Orleans As the birds and bees take wing, Spring has dawned over the Louisiana landscape and there are few places in the Southern United States that can match the majesty of the gardens at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Theoretically, if God were from Louisiana, his…

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May 7, 2019