As seen by Princess Maggie
It's so easy to be overwhelmed by the gardens surrounding Houmas House. They are bright, colorful and ever-changing. But if you look beyond the lily ponds and the massive Live Oak trees you will see the majestic estate that has weathered over two centuries of wars, storms, floods, and at times neglect. The story of survival and strength of this home is shared with guests daily by knowledgeable and passionate guides who have studied its history and love to tell its story.
The mansion has been restored to the glory days when it was often called "The Sugar Palace". When you buy a ticket to tour this home, you get so much more than a house tour. You are brought back to an era we have only seen depicted in movies. Each room is complete with period furnishings, some original to the home. You will learn about the past owners and how they grew a modest three-room manor to the grand estate it is today. And you'll see what these pioneers used in the 1830's which eventually became modern day appliances like microwaves, coffee pots and wine pourers.
Come explore all that Houmas House has to offer. Be part of its history and marvel in the grandeur of its architecture, its story and its representation of the American South.