Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow

#5 of 127 in Parks in Louisiana
Visit Houmas House Plantation 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 Plantation 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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  • Houmas House Plantation aka The Sugar Palace, Darrow, La. I must admit, this was my 3rd visit to Houmas House Plantations in 35 years. The first visit was in 1984 and the 2nd visit was 1990 with the h...  more »
  • It is worth visiting just to enjoy the lovely grounds. Be sure to plan enough time to walk through all of them. We also toured the home and it was very interesting. Our guide was very informative. We ...  more »
  • what a beautiful place! to walk the grounds, tended by 8 gardeners on a perfect spring evening is like walking through a small piece of heaven. the Turtle Bar is a must. the food is delicious and it is a perfect place for a special dinner for a club or the family. we have had 3 birthday celebrations there and absolutely never been disappointed. the gift shop is incredible. the construction of cottages permitting dogs and now an inn makes it one of the most desirable places to visit and stay in Louisiana.
  • One of the best plantations in Louisiana to visit. It has extensive beautiful gardens, out buildings and top notch restaurants that are open daily. The gift shop is spacious with a great selection of souvenirs and books. The guided tour is excellent too. There are shaded areas to sit through out the gardens and lots of birds and animals about. Houmas tops all the other plantations in the state in my opinion.

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