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Houmas House: Plantation & Gardens Tour with Transportation

Product ID: 256652
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Experience the beauty of the historic Houmas House and Gardens as you travel back in time to the 1800s with a licensed tour guide. View original pieces, artwork, and antiques from the 1800s and learn the deep history of the Antebellum South.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up included

Tour includes round trip transportation. Please be outside your designated pick up location at the time noted below and allow a 15-minute pick up window. Astor Crown Plaza - 8:15 701 Canal Street - 8:15 Basin St Station - 8:20 Jung Hotel - 8:25 Hyatt Regency - 8:30 Blake Hotel - 8:35 Hilton Riverside - 8:45 Starbucks at 800 Convention Center Blvd - 8:45
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the peaceful serenity and beauty of Houmas House and Gardens, unlike any other plantation home in the South
  • Relax as you explore 38 acres of lush, manicured gardens mixed with various walking paths and sitting nooks
  • Learn how a succession of owners, the sugarcane business and the Mississippi River grew this modest manor house into the grand estate it is today
Full description
Nestled between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is Houmas House and Gardens. Recently seen in the award-winning movie The Green Book, this historic estate boasts 38 acres of the South’s most beautiful gardens, three restaurants, a luxurious Inn and a historic mansion open daily for tours. It’s no surprise the readers of USA Today voted Houmas House the Best Historic Tour in 2017.

An air-conditioned bus will pick up you in the morning between 8:15 AM and 8:45 AM at your designated pickup location. Then on your journey to Houmas House, you will enjoy commentary and a video describing the history of the plantation home and a brief summary of what you will encounter on the tour. You will arrive at Houmas House around 10:00 AM and will spend 2 hours at the plantation.

The highlight of your time at the plantation is the guided mansion tour which leads you through the architectural evolution of the mansion and details how a succession of wealthy sugarcane planters and the Mississippi River grew this manor house to today’s grand estate. Period antiques, artwork and artifacts help the costumed guides tell the story of plantation life. Once sprawling over 300,000 acres, Houmas House has survived wars, floods, abandonment and the test of time.
Includes
  • Pickup from several convenient locations
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Commentary and video en route to the plantation
  • Live licensed guide at the plantation
  • Tour of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  • All fees and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Hotel pickups are from designated hotel locations from 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM daily and MUST be confirmed with the tour provider after purchasing the tour
• Tour may be altered or canceled due to weather, safety concerns, emergency traffic conditions, or low inventory of passengers
• No outside food or beverages are allowed