Houmas House Plantation



January 2016

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


What Will This New Year Bring?

Happy New Year! 

I'm excited about what this new year brings.  First up is Mardi Gras. Have you ever experienced such revelry? The balls...the parades....the beads... the masks!  Oh what fun. Speaking of balls, I've heard stories of the grand galas held here at my Sugar Palace in the 1800's.  Spun gold hung from the trees and  shimmered in the sunlight. 
I've been able to see some grand affairs here since I was crowned Princess.   My favorite wedding here had crystal chandeliers hanging from the trees and  a candlelit aisle leading up to the mansion.  Here is a picture from the grand event.

So, for your New Year resolution, I hope you will visit and see the expanded gardens, additions to the restaurants and stay in the Inn. Whether you're planning your wedding, an overnight adventure or a quick day trip- include a visit to Houmas House in your plans.  

I look forward to your visits in 2016!   

Much Love,
Princess Maggie
Houmas House Voted 10Best Historic Home Tours

Each year, USA Today scours the country in search for the best tourist attractions, restaurants and destinations.  This year, Houmas House was included in an elite group chosen as Top 10 Historic Home Tours!
The voting process is one month long and each venue is urged to get fans, visitors and readers to vote for their favorite tour.   Social media channels, a newsletter and visitors on site all contributed to the votes which boosted Houmas House to number TWO!  

Thank you to all who visit, share you experiences online and show your loyalty through voting and staying connected. 



Secrets from Latil's Landing

Sweet Tea Pork Belly

2 Sides of Local Pork Belly
3 Gallons of Community Coffee Tea
8 Cinnamon Sticks
5 Bay leaves
1/4 Cup Black Pepper Corn
1/2 Cup of Salt
1/2 Cup of Sugar in Raw
10 Fresh Rosemary Leaves
Sauté cinnamon sticks, bay leaf, black pepper corn, and rosemary in a pot. Then pour Community Coffee tea in the pot and cook until it boils. Add the salt and sugar into the tea to dissolve. Cool the tea and then add the pork belly into it and let it sit overnight. Remove the pork belly from the tea and cook in the oven at 215 degrees for 4 hours. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Houmas House

Love is in the air. And Houmas House is one of the most romantic destinations in the South to celebrate with your favorite person.  Reservations are now available for dinner at Latil's Landing and The Carriage House Restaurant. Each restaurant offers a
special fixed price menu with its own distinct atmosphere. 

Click Here for Reservations for Latil's Landing

Click Here for Reservations for The Carriage House

Book Tickets to Houmas House

Sometimes traveling can be overwhelming when planning excursions, hotels and meals. And the options are endless for tours available. Plantation touring is a favorite option for those visiting Louisiana.  Here are several ways to purchase tickets and transportation to visit us.

If you're driving to Houmas House on your own and wish to see more than one historic home, here are two options:


If you are staying in New Orleans and need transportation, here are two options:

Stay Connected with Houmas House
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 Open  Daily   

Sunday-Saturday: 9 am-7 pm

Cafe Burnside: 11 am-2 pm daily

Latil's Landing: Wed-Sat 6 pm-9 pm

Sunday Brunch: 11 am-3 pm

The Carriage House Restaurant:

    Breakfast- 8 am-10 am

    Dinner- 5 pm- 9 pm


 Directions to Houmas House Here


Houmas House Plantation | 40136 Hwy 942 (River Road) | Darrow, LA | 70725

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