Houmas House Estate and Gardens
Houmas House Is For The Lover of Many Things
Houmas House enjoys welcoming visitors from all walks of life, all parts of the world and all ages. And everyone has a different reason for visiting this grand estate. From the gardening clubs, to the foodies to the history buffs, we strive to provide the perfect experience for all who visit.
I hope you will make 2020 the year to seek what you love and explore Houmas House.

Much Love,
Princess Maggie
For The Lover of Romantic Dinners
February 13 - 15, 2020

Latil's Landing and The Carriage House Restaurant will offer special menus for two nights. It's hard to choose a favorite spot to celebrate the most romantic night of the year, so maybe just come on two nights and experience each one!

For The Lover of Food  
For The Lover of Architecture, Antiques and Artwork
It wouldn't be possible to fully tell our story without the antique furniture and artifacts throughout the mansion. From the Houmas Indian figurines from the early 1800's to the Prudent Mallard beds, each piece tells a story from our 240 year-old history.
Some artifacts are a display of wealth, while others prove how hard it was to live without the modern conveniences we have today.  
Much of the artwork throughout the home depicts what every day life was like, from the landscapes to the portraits we see how much has changed in our surroundings and in fashion.

Many plantation homes in South Louisiana showcase Greek Revival architecture featuring wrap around porches and large columns. This appealing design with a symmetrical layout is not only pleasing to the eye, but it also served a purpose. When all the doors and windows were open it created a natural wind tunnel and helped circulate fresh air coming from the Mississippi River.
The Houmas Mansion went through about 14 owners over the last 240 years, each making modifications until the estate became what is today.
For guests interested in architecture the spiral staircase is a spectacular structure stretching three stories high. Taking two years to complete, it was once a free floating staircase and made completely of Cypress wood. The wood was soaked in the Mississippi River until it was pliable, then slowly it was curved into the shape it is today. 
Each addition to the home reflected the personality of its owner, and showed the evolution of architectural design throughout the decades.

For The Lover of Gardens
Many guests are intrigued by the guided mansion tour and learning the Houmas House history. But every guest is surprised and impressed by the formal gardens spanning across 38 acres. Replanted seasonally, the Gardens of Houmas House provide another dimension to this estate. With usually mild winters, florals thrive year round providing art-like colors, textures and designs wrapping around historic Live Oak trees, gracing large arbors and outlining winding pathways.
Three greenhouses are needed to propagate new plants, readying them for the upcoming season. Landscape photographers, brides to be, families and garden enthusiasts alike all enjoy the backdrop of these gardens. 
Even our restaurants enjoy the use of our vegetable and herb gardens which provide seasonal items to serve daily.

For the Lover of Local Gift Shops

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.
Mardi Gras Mask with Ribbon Tie
Open Daily
Gift Shop: 9am- 8pm daily
Cafe Burnside: 11am- 2pm
Latil's Landing Restaurant: Wed - Sat 6pm- 9pm
The Carriage House Restaurant:
Breakfast- 8 am-10am
Dinner- 4:30pm-8pm

Houmas House Estate and Gardens
40136 Hwy 942, Darrow, LA 70725