Houmas House Plantation Tour - New Orleans

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    40136 LA-942, Darrow, LA 70725, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Journey back in time at the Houmas House Plantation as you take a guided tour of the antebellum mansion, just a short drive from New orleans, and learn about the old South. Costumed staff bring the period to life as they explain the history of this former sugar plantation, and you have time to walk around the lavish gardens before or after your mansion tour.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
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  • Led by a local guide

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If you choose the round-trip transportation, you'll meet at the New orleans marriott, conveniently located on Canal street in the French quarter, and board the comfortable 32-person air-conditioned coach for the 1-hour journey to Houmas House Plantation.

Upon arrival at the plantation, you are welcomed and directed to either the mansion to start the tour, or to the gardens where you can stroll on your own until the appointed time for your house tour. The home was completed in 1828, and by the height of the plantation's production in the late 1800s, more than 20 million pounds of sugar were produced per year. You have the option to take a self-guided tour through the lavish 38-acre (15-hectare) estate, complete with manicured gardens, walking paths and sitting nooks.

Head to the mansions entrance at the appointed time to meet your guide for your 1-hour tour. Dressed in period costume, your guide provides an educational and theatrical glimpse of the old South as you examine antiques and artwork that decorate the mansion's 16 ornately furnished rooms. You also see the room where Bette Davis stayed while filming for the 1963 movie Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte. You are welcome to take photos throughout the mansion.

Before or after your guided tour, feel free to explore the grounds on your own, or take a break at one of the estates restaurants or cafe, where you can purchase a Louisiana-style lunch or snack, perhaps accompanied by a mint julep or a glass of wine.

After about 3.5 hours at the plantation, your coach returns you to the starting point to end your tour, if transportation option selected.


Guided tour of plantation home

Option to add transport by air-conditioned coach

Local guide

Local taxes

Entry/Admission - Houmas House Plantation and Gardens



Food and drink (available for purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Houmas House is completely handicap accessible. Walking paths throughout the grounds make it easy for wheelchairs. Golf cart service is available upon request. The mansion is equipped with an elevator for guests not able to navigate stairs.

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  • 08-Jul-2019

    It was a pure joyful day spent on the grounds of the Houmas Plantation! Ended our afternoon there with a dinner at Latil’s where we enjoyed a delicious three course dinner. Our time there will be a cherished memory for me and my daughter’

  • 26-Sep-2018

    Nice day and a good place to visit. So much history.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    Excellent tour! Would highly recommend, our tour guide Susan was very informative. We had lunch at the restaurant which was quite enjoyable.

  • 01-Nov-2017

    We loved the tour. Very personable. We took the tour where our transportation was included. We just felt like we needed another hour there. We felt rushed and not able to really enjoy our afternoon long enough. We would definitely take this tour again and recommend it!

  • 13-Oct-2017

    The Tour was GREAT! BUT I was told the tour with transportation was 3.5 hours and it was 6!!!! So if you are a tight schedule you may miss your plane!! :

  • 23-Apr-2017

    This trip via Old South Tours was one of the favourite parts of our recent stay in New Orleans. Keith our driver was gentile. The trip was well organized as we received a day before call about a pick up change due to Mardi Gras. The house tour was excellent. The garden self tour beautiful and the buffet at their cafe was the best food that I had during our three day NOLA stay. Lauren was a great server and the atmosphere and service throughout the cafe first rate. Their mint juleps were excellent and a perfect way to end the day in this stunning antebellum planter's home. We are Bette Davis fans and loved the connection and stories surrounding her stay there.

  • 09-Apr-2017

    This tour was fantastic. The initial selling point for me was that transportation was provided from New Orleans. However, after we got there, the grounds, the tour guide, Liz, and the restaurant were simply excellent. I honestly believe this tour offers a good representation of plantation life. The absence of evidence of slave residence is regrettable, but that cannot be helped. Southern history is more complicated that most folks want to admit. I would take this tour again in a heartbeat.

  • 08-Feb-2017

    This is well worth the ride up to this beautiful and famous plantation home.

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  • 09-Jan-2017

    tour guide was very knowledgeable thereby adding to the interest of the tour. well worth seeing.

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