The Crown Jewel of Louisiana

Here sits the crown jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, an impeccably restored Greek Revival estate. See why the readers of USA Today voted Houmas House the top historic tourist attraction in Louisiana.

Houmas House and Gardens           

Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, is an exquisite, picturesque mansion built in the early 1800s, surrounded by beautiful gardens and ponds, it was known as the grandest estate home of its time. Tour the historic Louisiana Estate and learn about how a succession of owners, the Mississippi River and the Sugarcane industry grew this manor house into the grand estate that exists today.  Explore 38 acres of lush gardens or relax with a refreshing mint julep and enjoy the breeze off the nearby Mississippi River. Stay in the luxurious inn and dine in Southern style at one of the property’s premier restaurants.

The Inn at Houmas House

A collection of quaint cottages nestled along an ancient oak alley and surrounded by lush gardens, allowing guests to get lost in the tranquility of the South.  The Mighty Mississippi River is just steps away and a peaceful setting to watch the sun rise or set. Comfortable and romantic, each room is decorated with old world furnishings, unique artwork and comfortable seating nooks.

A true culinary experience

Houmas House and Gardens is the home of Latil’s Landing Restaurant, The Carriage House Restaurant, The Turtle Bar and The Wine Cellars of Houmas House. Each menu is updated seasonally to reflect the availability of locally grown produce, providing a true farm-to-table experience.  Both tourists and locals enjoy the quaint feeling of the intimate settings each restaurant and The Turtle Bar provide.

The Great River Road Museum

Also, on the property of Houmas House and Gardens is the newly opened Great River Road Museum, the artwork and exhibits in this 35,000-square-foot museum explores the culture, commerce, folklore and music as it was in the 19th century in the lower Mississippi River Region between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Once you’ve completed this attraction, save time to walk across the bridge located in the parking lot and enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape. Allow at least 4 hours for this visit to both Houmas House and The Great River Road Museum.