River Road Plantations
Relive the magnificent plantation era with a visit to our Greek Revival Mansion built in 1840. Houmas House is home to wonderful stories of sugar cane farming on the grandest scale, Civil War history, period furnishings of early Louisiana craftsmanship, significant movie settings and formal gardens beneath 200-year-old moss-laden live oaks.
Houmas House is so much more than just a tour of a grand antebellum estate. Experience the southern splendor of “The Sugar Palace” when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. Stay all day and enjoy 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley. Relax with a refreshing mint julep, enjoy the breeze off the Mississippi River. Embrace the Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road at your own pace and experience our hospitality as a welcomed guest.
Hours: Mon – Sun 9am – 8pm; French Guided Tour held daily at 11:40am
Last tour: 7:00pm
Bocage Plantation was designed by famous architect James Dakin and built in 1837. It is steeped in history with ties to Christopher Columbus, early colonization, and the Louisiana Purchase. Well documented in many books and used as a Hollywood set, and is on the National Register of Historical Places. Karen Kingsley writes in her book, Buildings of Louisiana,…“Bocage, the most original interpretations of American Greek Revival style in the nation.”
Bocage Plantation has officially opened its doors to the public for tours and Bed & Breakfast. Listed on the National Historic Register, Bocage has become a living museum without the usual ropes and stanchions that do not allow guests to feel 19th Century living at its finest. Furniture by famous makers like Mallard, Meeks, Roux, Querville, and many others are available to the overnight guests to use and enjoy. Guests have commented you mean I actually get to sleep in a Mallard bed? The answer is a resounding yes, and we want to know if we have made it as comfortable as you might want. Breakfast is served on Limoges China in the Napoleon Dining room, with sterling silver flatware. We have spared no expense to make your stay memorable and relaxing. The landscaping is being restored to the grandeur of the 19th Century by famous landscape architect Dr. Neil Odenwald.
39050 LA Highway 942
Darrow (Burnside), LA 70725
Mailing Address: Dr. Marion Rundell
P.O. Box 58744
Houston, Texas 77258
Phone: 225-588-8000 or 225-588-9000
Closed for Tours at this time.
This stately home built in 1841 exemplifies the massive simplicity and dignity of the classic revival architecture. Ashland has served as authentic location for several well-known motion picture including Clark Gable’s “Band of Angels” and “A Long, Hot Summer” among others.
Contact: Shell Chemical
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The 1859 plantations home is the home of Chef John Folse.
404 Claiborne St., Donaldsonville
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38308 Hwy 942 Darrow, LA 70725
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 339
Darrow, Louisiana 70725
Contact: Robert Judice
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Palo Alto Plantation
Owner: Peter Lemann
1515 Hwy 1 South, Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Phone: (504) 453- 8381 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private tours available upon request.
St. Emma Plantation
This home was built in 1847 by one of the leading sugar planters of the day. The site of the Battle of Kock’s Plantation, a skirmish in 1863 when Union forces were surprised by a contingent of Texas troops and were routed, suffering significant losses. St. Emma is filled with Empire period furniture suitable to the original construction date.
1283 Highway 1 South
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Group Tours available by appointment only- 225.675.6550