Houmas House Plantation
Once you've visited Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in person, you'll know why it is called "The Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road." At one time during the 19th century, Houmas House farmed sugarcane on tens of thousands of acres, and became the largest producer of sugar in the country. In fact, this grand estate was so lavish that it was described by many as "The Sugar Palace."
The mansion and grounds have been thoroughly restored and enhanced to reflect the opulent lifestyle and grandeur of the successful sugar barons who once lived in Houmas House. Guides in period dress offer visitors an entertaining glimpse into the resplendent world of southern plantation life. Inside, guests will find history reflected in the many antique furnishings and works of art that grace the home's 16 glorious rooms. Outside, visitors can stroll through 38 acres of breathtaking, lush gardens, which are replanted throughout the year to reflect the season. Indeed, the property is so stunning and romantic that it was voted the Number One Ceremony Location by the Professional Wedding Guild of South Louisiana.
Houmas House Plantation is also home to one of the "Top 20 Restaurants in America." Latil's Landing offers guests a truly unforgettable, fine dining experience. For those who prefer more casual fare, the plantation's lunchtime restaurant -- Café Burnside - is guaranteed to please with its laid-back, southern menu. And, visitors are sure to find a unique keepsake or the perfect gift for any occasion by browsing the plantation's 8,000 square foot decorator gift shop.
Houmas House offers visitors much more than a tour of a plantation home. Here, guests feel transported back to a time of antebellum, Southern splendor. The owner invites you to slow down and enjoy a leisurely time here. So, relax. Play a game of croquet. Sip a refreshing Mint Julep. And experience the South the way it was meant to be, at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.