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Houmas House & Gardens

Houmas House & Gardens

Houmas House & Gardens

Houmas House Mansion and Gardens Tour

Discover the grandeur and complex history of New Orleans’ antebellum south on this guided tour of Houmas House Plantation. Experience the authenticity of place as costumed guides narrate the history of this landmark sugar plantation, leading through the mansion’s elegant rooms before you head off for a private stroll through the estate’s stunning gardens. On the tour, immerse yourself in the story and splendor of the old South as your guide leads you through lavish and traditionally decorated rooms, speckled with artwork and antiques. Hear the architectural history of the home, a stronghold plantation estate, and see the room where Bette Davis stayed while filming the 1963 movie Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte. Thirty-eight acres of formal gardens provide a leisurely self-guided tour with walking paths and sitting nooks throughout. Last but not least, a large gift shop is a perfect place for gifts ranging from souvenirs to cookbooks to high-end gifts and art.

Spend your time before and after the house tour exploring the magnificent 38‐acre (15‐hectare) estate. Leisurely wind along manicure paths and through the exquisite gardens, find a quaint sitting nook for a rest, or head to one of the estate’s restaurants or café for a locally inspired lunch – and maybe a mint julep. If you’re hungry, there are three on-site restaurants that offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring the finest Louisiana cuisine (available for an additional charge on site). Houmas House is located one hour from New Orleans and transportation is not provided – we recommend renting a car for the day as Ubers and cabs do not frequent this area for a return trip. Please allow adequate time for travel. The first mansion tour begins at 9:30am, last tour at 7:00pm.


  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission – Houmas
  • House and Gardens


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)


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