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Houmas House and Gardens, Darrow

#4 of 128 in Parks in Louisiana
Garden · Landmark
Visit Houmas House and Gardens for a glimpse into the history of the sugar trade and plantation life. Explore the home's 16 rooms, which are filled with artwork and period antiques from the estate's more than 200-year history. With 15.4 hectares (38 acres) filled with indigenous and exotic plants outside, the gardens make a good retreat amidst ponds and tree-lined avenues. From here, visit one of the restaurants and dine on traditional Louisiana dishes, such as rabbit and andouille gumbo. You may recognize the property, which has been used as a location in several films. With our world travel planner, Darrow attractions like Houmas House and Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • There is something magical about Houmas House. Stepping into the gardens, you feel something shift in the air around you. It is obvious that the home's owner has taken great care to curate a museum...  more »
  • Ruby gave us an excellent look back into plantation life (not always glamorous), with a tour that started promptly as advertised. HINT: arrive 15-20min before tour to make necessary bio breaks...  more »
  • Beautiful plantation house and the staff were friendly. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable. Sometimes the groups get a bit large, so it’s difficult to maneuver around the house, but apart from that, the tour was good. Great pictures can be taken around the grounds as well.
  • Beautiful gardens. Beautiful home. The guide did an excellent job, though it was never clear where the tour actually started. The group thought it was one spot but it was actually another. The gift shop was a little overpriced and the staff was not all that helpful. We had the buffet lunch, which was good, but not a great selection of food. Overall I would go back just to wander around and take in all the beautiful gardens.

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