Plantation Trail Tour - Tour Ascension

Plantation Trail Tour

Plantation Trail Tour

Get a little taste of all Ascension has to offer. Enjoy a plantation tour, a delicious cajun lunch, and top it off with some specialty shopping!

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.

Group Tours available by appointment only- 225.675.6550

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


Tour Houmas House Plantation and Gardens- 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 LA craftsmanship, significant movie settings and formal gardens beneath 200 yr. old moss-laden live oaks. Experience the southern splendor of “The Sugar Palace.” Stay all day & enjoy 38 acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley.

Enjoy Lunch at one of Ascension Parish’s many delicious restaurants such as: Cafe Burnside at Houmas House, Mike Andersons, Sno’s Seafood and Steakhouse, The Cabin Restaurant, Don’s Seafood……more.

Shopping at Tanger Outlet


Over 90 designer and manufacturer outlet stores and restaurants are featured in this popular outlet mall. Special coupon vouchers and incentives are available for groups. At Tanger, every day is sale day.

The Cajun Village

The Cajun Village

A collection of restored Acadian buildings housing unique shops and galleries featuring original Louisiana artists and products, a Coffee House, alligator pond and more. Great stop for groups with “free time.” – Individual store hours may vary.

Shops Include: Lousiana Pottery, Cajun Village Gifts, Cajun Village Antiques, C&C Treasures, The Cajun Shop, Boniblu Fine Candles and Louisiana Wines, Bee Vee’s Goodies

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