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Houmas House: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation Tour

    1. New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation Tour

    Visiting the Houmas House Estate is more than just a house tour. It's a fully immersive experience educating guests on the architecture, the culture, and the agriculture of this Louisiana Plantation and how the Mississippi River shaped the southern United States. Here you will get a glimpse into the life on a sugarcane plantation in the 1800s. Located on the lower Mississippi River, just an hour drive from New Orleans, the mansion has been beautifully restored to the antebellum era, reflecting the wealth this sugarcane farm boasted in the 1880s. A guided mansion tour, led by costumed guides, walks you through the 250-year history, showing the architectural evolution of this manor house and how it became a grand estate. Rare and period artwork and artifacts are displayed and used to explain plantation life. You can also take a self-guided tour of the expansive gardens, which is an adven...

    Never disappoints! We've been several times and keep seeing and hearing new and interesting things. Our tour guide knew a lot about the history of the house and area. Made for a very information tour of the house.

  • From New Orleans: Swamp Airboat, 2 Plantation Tours & Lunch

    2. From New Orleans: Swamp Airboat, 2 Plantation Tours & Lunch

    After being picked up from your hotel in New Orleans in a 13-seater high-roof van, your enthusiastic historian driver-guide will take you on a scenic narrated drive out of New Orleans, preparing you for a pilgrimage back in time.  After crossing over the Mississippi River on a high bridge, you will arrive at a remote swamp to board a small airboat. With your Cajun boat captain, glide comfortably over marshes and deep into secluded bayous. Discover the swamp’s fascinating fauna and flora, including alligators, turtles, and exotic birds.  Next, you will drive upriver through sugar cane fields to arrive at Laura Plantation. Enjoy a guided tour of this Creole plantation dating back to 1804. Hear the compelling stories of Laura's family saga, as well as stories of the West-African, enslaved people who worked on this sugar plantation. At the end of the tour, visit the museum exhibit dedicate...

  • New Orleans: Sightseeing Day Passes for 25+ Attractions

    3. New Orleans: Sightseeing Day Passes for 25+ Attractions

    The Sightseeing Day Pass has over 25 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over New Orleans. Tailor your trip to New Orleans to fit your ideal itinerary with an easy-to-use Day Pass. With the option to select 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, and no fixed start date. With the Sightseeing Pass, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 50% of total visitation costs. Parade around and explore the crown jewel of Louisiana. Enjoy the colorful Quarters of New Orleans, including Bourbon Street, the Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the French Market. Tread carefully on a walking tour of notoriously haunted cemeteries, including the legendary final resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Hop aboard an authentic Paddlewheeler...

  • New Orleans: Sightseeing Flex Pass for 25+ Attractions

    4. New Orleans: Sightseeing Flex Pass for 25+ Attractions

    The Sightseeing Day Pass has over 25 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over New Orleans. Tailor your trip to New Orleans to fit your ideal itinerary with an easy-to-use Day Pass. With the option to select 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most with no fixed start date for total flexibility. Parade around and explore the crown jewel of Louisiana. Enjoy the colorful Quarters of New Orleans, including Bourbon Street, the Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the French Market. Tread carefully on a walking tour of notoriously haunted cemeteries, including the legendary final resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Hop aboard an authentic Paddlewheeler river cruise and travel back in time on the Mississippi River, or wade through the infamous Louisiana...

  • New Orleans: San Francisco Plantation, Houmas House & Lunch

    5. New Orleans: San Francisco Plantation, Houmas House & Lunch

    After being picked up from your hotel in New Orleans in a 13-seater high-roof van, your enthusiastic historian driver-guide will narrate your scenic drive upriver to two historic plantations on the shores of the Mississippi River. On the journey, drive by the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and miles of cane fields extending from the Mississippi River to the back swamps. Learn about Louisiana's geography, geology, and incredible history en route.  The first stop is the San Francisco Plantation, a gothic steamboat style mansion built in 1856, where a guide in period costume will take you on a mansion tour. Discover the mansion's elaborate gingerbread work and flamboyant hand-painted ceilings. Re-live the details of 4 generations of Creoles who lived here 200 years ago, and see an original slave cabin and an old one-room schoolhouse. Then spend some time exploring the grounds and the small g...

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What people are saying about Houmas House

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Danielle was a great tour guide. The plantation is BEAUTIFUL. We really enjoyed hearing about the history of the house, and taking in the gorgeous outdoor gardens. Even had lunch on property, best PoBoy we had all weekend. Highly recommend this tour and tour guide!

Never disappoints! We've been several times and keep seeing and hearing new and interesting things. Our tour guide knew a lot about the history of the house and area. Made for a very information tour of the house.

Beautiful house and grounds. We just wish it was more about the history.

Suzanne was a wonderful guide. Beautiful grounds, rich in history.

Our guide was wonderful and the house and grounds are beautiful.