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Houmas House and Gardens, Darrow

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#4 of 125 in Parks in Louisiana
Must see · Garden · Landmark
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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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  • Beautiful historic house decorated with incredible artifacts. The restaurants located in some gardens next to the mansion are good. 
    Beautiful historic house decorated with incredible artifacts. The restaurants located in some gardens next to the mansion are good.  more »
  • Tour guide Ruby was lively, knowledgeable and fun! Beautiful gardens. But didn’t like the strong odor in the mansion. Would have liked to hear more about the slave history too. 
    Tour guide Ruby was lively, knowledgeable and fun! Beautiful gardens. But didn’t like the strong odor in the mansion. Would have liked to hear more about the slave history too.  more »
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  • The property is beautiful. You could take 2-3 hrs just enjoying the gardens. The house furnishings are amazing and a must see. The tour guide did a great job telling the history and answering our questions. The oak trees are massive and the grounds are covered with these beauties. Walk up to the river to get a good view of what they would have seen before the levee was built. I highly recommend Houmas House and Gardens.
  • Excellent tour! We loved Mrs. Ruby, our tour guide! She was very informative and patient with us and all of our questions. The cost for two adults is $70 plus tax but that cost includes a self-guided tour of the gardens which are very beautiful! There's a restaurant and bar here. The bar makes great Bloody Mary's! While walking around the gardens, be sure to visit the bird. He talks and he loves attention! Houmas House is where the movie Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte was filmed and you can see the room Bette Davis stayed in. If you can, watch the movie before visiting. You'll recognize some of the rooms from the movie. My husband and I have done this your several times and we enjoy it each time! Can't wait to come back!

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