Southdown Plantation & Museum, Houma

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A 19th-century manor, Southdown Plantation & Museum is filled with historical items and antiques. Fully guided tours of the house and slave quarters provide deeper insight into the history behind this estate; self-guided tours of workers' cabin are also available. The museum gift shop offers hundreds of items, including kids' books, blankets, jewelry, bags, music, and a big collection of cookbooks and other literature. Explore the website for details about tours, contact details, and current opening hours. Put Southdown Plantation & Museum into our Houma trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Houma.
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  • go and see this nineteenth century plantation. the guide tells you about everything, slaves, sugar cane, fishing, Mardi gras, not to mention bayous and Houma Indians.
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  • Southdown is a surviving example of a sugarcane plantation in Cajun country about an hour southwest of New Orleans in Houma. The house is well preserve dand its history interesting. The guided tour wa...  more »
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  • Our tour guide Helen was extremely knowledgeable about everything in the house and on the grounds. She was able to talk about anything we had questions about or expressed interest in. The house has artifacts not only from its own history but from the area's history. The slave quarters at the entrance is supposedly haunted, but that portion is self-guided. It would have been cool to know the ghost stories. The gift shop is also very nice. I wanted a themed snowglobe for a gift, but they focus more on the culture of Louisiana than just self-promotion.
  • A deep and rich depository of our local heritage.

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