River Road Plantations - Tour Ascension

River Road Plantations

Houmas House and Gardens


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.

40136 Highway 942
Darrow (Burnside), LA 70725
Contact: Kevin Kelly
Phone: 225-473-9380
Fax: 225-473-7891

Admission: Yes
Hours: Mon – Sun 9am – 8pm
Last tour: 7:00pm





Palo Alto Plantation

Palo Alto Plantation is a Louisiana historical landmark rich in history and architectural beauty. In 1977, the home was listed on the US Department of Interior National Register of Historic Places. This beautifully preserved old plantation home is south of Donaldsonville and is set on the bank of Bayou Lafourche.

Owner: Peter Lemann
Palo Alto Plantation
1515 Hwy 1 South
Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Phone: (225) 337-2283
Admission:  Daily Tours





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