Houmas House Estate & Gardens
December 2021
2021 Has Come and Gone
We survived all the storms that have come and gone. First Covid, then hurricanes, that sums up 2021.

But good things happened also, and for these things we we are grateful.
You kept visiting our restaurants and were served by the plateful.

You kept our tour guides busy, and let them tell our story.
Starting with the Houmas tribe in all their vibrant glory.

The story ends once you've seen it all, but there's more to see outside the mansion walls.

The gardens, the museum, are all reasons to stay. So you extend your trip for just one more day.

And now you have taken in all we have to offer, and your knowledge of our culture is so much broader.

Thanks to your visits from land, boat and air.
We enjoyed a great year and are happy to share,

Our history and story with each one of you, in hopes of a return visit in a year or two.

With each season that comes there are new things to see,
Right now you are enjoying the lights and Christmas trees.

As we look forward to a brand new year,
we are hopeful it brings us all happiness and cheer.
From all of us at Houmas House, our wishes for you-
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and let's welcome 2022!

Much Love,

Princess Maggie and Dixie
Louisiana Site Added to the Great River Road Network of Museums
Great River Road Museum and Interpretive Center in Darrow is latest addition
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism today announced the Louisiana Great River Road Museum and Interpretive Center on the grounds of Houmas House Estate and Gardens is the newest member of the Great River Road Network of Museums and Interpretive Centers. The 35,000-square-foot museum is a state-of-the-art, $15 million facility chronicling the history and telling life stories along the lower Mississippi River from Baton Rouge through New Orleans to the mouth of the river.
To date, there are more than 75 centers in the Great River Road Network interpreting the stories of the Mississippi River. These centers reside along the 10-state stretch of the river and include museums, parks, aquariums, and nature centers along with historic and prehistoric sites.
“It’s an honor to have one of Louisiana’s newest museums added to this distinguished list. Houmas House and the Louisiana Great River Road Museum are wonderful attractions drawing visitors from around the nation and across the world,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “It’s an impressive place and I believe this distinction will only help increase tourism numbers to the River Parishes via bus tour groups, as well as riverboat cruises offered by Viking Cruises and American Cruise Lines.”
“Our museum and interpretive center explores exclusively the influence of the lower Mississippi River. We highlight the history, and chronicle the people and families who helped build Louisiana’s most lucrative corridor while creating the unique culture that is Louisiana,” said Kevin Kelly, Houmas House Estate and Gardens owner. “Tours of the museum can be guided or self-guided. There is also a Mississippi River Overlook with a bridge over the Louisiana Great River Road to the Mississippi River levee for wondrous views of the great bend in the river.”
The Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) and Mississippi River Country (MRC) oversee the Great River Road Network of Museums and Interpretive Centers and work collaboratively to promote travel to the Mississippi River, Great River Road National Scenic Byway, and the surrounding ten states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Find more information at www.ExperienceMississippiRiver.com.
Secrets From the Kitchen at Houmas House
If you've followed us on social media the last year, you've seen our weekly live cooking shows. Each Thursday Chef Jeremy Langlois has shared some of his favorite recipes while sprinkling in a little history. These cooking shows have brought a whole new dimension to our interaction with all of you and to our restaurants. Thank you for watching, commenting and letting us be part of your week.
Houmas House at Christmas
Each year the mansion and gardens are fully decorated for Christmas and this year is no exception! Come see the gardens and mansion by day and night. These decorations will remain up until January 8th.

You've asked for this and now it's finally here- our gift shop is available online! Starting with a few of our most popular items, we will continue to add more products throughout the year. This is the perfect way to share your memories of Houmas House with friends and family. Orders are shipped in the US only.
A Gift Card

Open Daily

Mansion Tours: 9:30 am- 7:00 pm daily
Gift Shop: 9:00 am- 8:00 pm daily
The Carriage House Restaurant: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Latil's Landing Restaurant:
Thursday- Saturday 6:00pm-9:00pm (By Reservation)
Dixie Café: 8:00 am- 2:00 pm daily (located in The Great River Road Museum)

Mansion & Garden Tour Tickets: Adult; $35 | Teen: $17 | Child $12
Houmas House Estate and Gardens
40136 Hwy 942, Darrow, LA 70725