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    What to Expect
    Visit the Houmas House Plantation, dubbed ‘The Sugar Palace’ due to its contribution to the sugar boom of the late 1800s, when more than 20 million pounds of sugar were produced here annually. 

    Join one of the regularly scheduled House tours, at which point you’ll meet your costumed guide at the mansion’s entrance. 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. 

    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    40136 LA-942, Darrow, LA 70725, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guided tour of plantation home
    • Local guide
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drink (available for purchase)
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    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.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This plantation has a very different feel. It does not primarily focus on the operation of a plantation but instead focuses on the cultural history of the house. It is fascinating to see how the various owners expanded and decorated this home. The collections include items
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    What beautiful grounds! The rich history of this still working plantation are amazing! Our party of 4 joined a group for a guided tour,our guide was great! She was a true southern girl with so much knowledge about the plantation and its early years. Everything in the mansion is
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    Had a fantastic time the first time we stayed at the Houmas House we had to come back a second time. The accommodations, restaurant, house and grounds are excellent and never disappoint. Highly recommend.
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    My family and I have come to the Houmas House for the past 10 years. We bring out of town guest here and spend days with our family on the grounds and we love the 3 restaurants. We were super excited when the built the rooms to spend the night because it's a bit of a drive for
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    I felt rushed because we were the only 2 people with one tour guide that was quickly moving us through since there was a large boat group coming behind us. He was talking very fast and jumping from room to room before we could even think of a question to ask. There isn't any
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    • Duration: 1h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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