Choose Your Tour

Houmas House Plantation offers several options for tours.  The guided mansion tour is 60 minutes and offered daily from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm providing visitors the chance to experience the lifestyle of the wealthy Sugar Barons of the 1800’s.  Each room is accessible and tells a different part of the history of how Houmas House grew from a rugged trading post to the grand estate it is today.

If staying in New Orleans and seeking transportation, a bus with daily departures is available through Old South Tours. This ticket option includes transportation to and from New Orleans and your guided mansion tour ticket. Lunch can be added when purchasing tickets online.

For French speaking visitors,  a daily guided Mansion tour is offered at 11:40 am.  This tour is 60 minutes and brings guests through the entire mansion.

Haunted Plantation Tours**And for the month of October a special haunted tour is available at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Hear about the sightings and interactions our guests and staff have had with the ghosts of Houmas House Plantation. Still interested in the history? Don’t worry- our knowledgeable guides will tell you all about the culture and customs of the Antebellum and Victorian eras while pointing out the original artwork and antiques throughout the mansion.  And after touring the mansion, your quest for spirit encounters may continue throughout the 38 acres of gardens surrounding Houmas House Plantation. Lighted pathways allow guests to explore into the evening.  We suggest dinner in either The Carriage House Restaurant or Latil’s Landing.

About Us

Houmas House is a beautiful plantation located near New Orleans in Darrow, Louisiana. We’re open 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm. At Houmas House, you can tour the grounds, stay in the inn, enjoy Louisiana cuisine, and host one-of-a-kind weddings and events.