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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Stop At: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302

Guests will have a one hour tour of the historic mansion and free time to explore 38 acres of lush gardens. They can purchase beverages at the Turtle Bar or a Creole buffet lunch in Cafe Burnside, both located on the grounds.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Great River Road, Louisiana

Travel along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River en route to Houmas House

Pass By: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, LA

Although called a lake, this is actually a large lagoon and brackish estuary fed by fresh water rivers and connected to the Gulf of Mexico. Covering 630 square miles (1600 km2) it is one of the largest wetlands in North America.

Pass By: I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge, St Rose, LA 70087, USA

View the spillway, a flood control operation in the Lower Mississippi west of New Orleans. The spillway, when open, allows floodwaters from the Mississippi River to flow into Lake Pontchartrain and thence into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Departure Point
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Admission and tour of plantation
  • Local tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Taxes
  • Commentary en route to plantation
  • During September: Guests will receive a complimentary Mint Julep upon arrival to the Turtle Bar
  • Entry/Admission - Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice side trip from New Orleans. Lunch not included but Gray Line bus trip was well narrated on bus and in house. Bus guide was Ms Butler. Gardens are spectacular and plenty of time provided to see everything. Gift shop is huge and stocked...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank James T
Reviewed 11 July 2019

Our tour guide Time was superb! The entire presentation was thoughtful, clear concise, interesting and informative.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tom S
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

We are hoping more and more people will take the opportunity to visit this fascinating plantation that also showcases lovely gardens and water features as well as a convenient restaurant and the famous Turtle Bar.

Reviewed 7 July 2019

The place was fantastic. The tour guide was fantastic he, knew everything about the history. I highly recommend Laura.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank conanv
Reviewed 4 July 2019

Bill Capo was an absolutely phenomenal tour guide! From his depth of knowledge to his passion for history, he transformed the Houmas House plantation tour into an unforgettable experience. We also appreciated his sense of humor and all of the restaurant recommendations. We are eager...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nolatransplant4
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

We will look forward to having you join us on more tours too. Bill is a great example of a native who loves to share his city

Reviewed 1 July 2019

Dionne (sp?) was our guide and she was amazing! Such knowledge of everything NOLA! It was like history class but way more fun. Next time im visiting the Whitney and will definitely ask for her.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Prettypinksurvivor
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