Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, LA Review & Photos
A few years ago, I visited Louisiana for the first time. It was July and HUMID beyond belief, but I managed to make the best of my short visit. I spent most of my time in the New Orleans area, but made it out to Darrow (near New Orleans) for a day to take a tour of the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.
Built in 1828, the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is known as the “Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road”. The original owners of the land were the Houmas Indians, hence the plantation’s name. The mansion includes 16 rooms full of period antiques and artwork.
This was my first time touring a plantation, and I found myself completely overwhelmed with the architecture, textures and beauty of the Houmas mansion and gardens. Even our tour guide fit into the world of the 1800’s, including the typical dress of a woman. In fact, many women in the 1800’s died from being overheated in tight, heavy dresses like this one. (if they weren’t dying in childbirth, that is)
Here are some of the images I captured during my tour of the mansion, as well as the gardens surrounding the property. I hope you enjoy the beauty as much as I do.
I was not compensated for this post, I just wanted to share my experience.