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Houmas House and Gardens, Darrow

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#4 of 127 in Parks in Louisiana
Must see · Garden · Historic Site
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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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  • Celebrated my wife’s birthday, first time at Houmas House, thoroughly enjoyed lunch and tour of mansion. Plan on coming back with friends and enjoying another meal at The Carriage House. 
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday, first time at Houmas House, thoroughly enjoyed lunch and tour of mansion. Plan on coming back with friends and enjoying another meal at The Carriage House.  more »
  • It's not the most famous plantation, but it's definitely worth a visit. It is a very nice place! A very nice and well-preserved house, but its main attraction is definitely its spacious, beautiful... 
    It's not the most famous plantation, but it's definitely worth a visit. It is a very nice place! A very nice and well-preserved house, but its main attraction is definitely its spacious, beautiful...  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.
  • We arrived early and they let us go ahead and do the tour before our scheduled one. Patrick our tour guide was amazing! He took his time and gave everybody the chance to take pictures if they wanted to. He was very knowledgeable and didn’t rush us through the tour. The gardens are very beautiful and picturesque! We absolutely loved the whole experience! Great job Patrick!

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