Fodor's Expert Review Houmas House

The Great River Road House/Mansion/Villa

Majestic 200-year-old oaks surround this classic-looking, white-pillared Louisiana plantation house, which is actually two buildings of quite different styles joined together. In 1770, Alexander Latil built the smaller rear house in the French–Spanish Creole style that was becoming popular in New Orleans. The Greek Revival mansion was added to the grounds in 1828 by Wade Hampton, who eventually connected the two structures with an arched carriageway.


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40136 Hwy. 942
Darrow, Louisiana  70725, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Guided home and garden tour $24, self-guided garden tour $10, Daily 9–7

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