Houmas House & Madewood Plantation Mansion Tour with Lunch
Enjoy a picturesque and fun plantation tour in the New Orleans, LA area with the Houmas House & Madewood Plantation Mansion Tour with Lunch. This guided tour is an amazing way to uncover Louisiana's rich history with fun tours and a private lunch to create an unforgettable afternoon.
This approximately 7.5-hour tour is a great way to uncover the rich culture and history found in the New Orleans area. This tour takes place in a small passenger van which transports people to two different Louisiana plantations. On your trip from New Orleans to your first plantation destination, you will be able to see tons of awesome scenery such as Lake Pontchartrain and the bayou.
Houmas House Plantation
You will arrive at Houmas House Plantation for an amazing afternoon of sightseeing and strolling. This "Sugar Palace" is filled with beauty, culture, and history. The guided tour is led by a knowledgeable local dressed in period clothing who will take you around the plantation to visit the southern mansion. The mansion features 16 rooms filled with gorgeous antiques, artwork, and displays that give insight into who lived here. The house was completed in 1840 in a Greek Revival style and features some picturesque views that you won’t find anywhere else. After your interesting tour around the Houmas House, you will hop back in the van to travel across the Mississippi River to your next location, Madewood Plantation.
About the Private Lunch
Upon arrival at Madewood Plantation Mansion, you will be treated to an elegant and delicious lunch held at the Madewood Plantation Grand Ballroom. This menu is bursting with flavor and features a variety of options. Each guest will get a house salad with curry dressing and freshly-baked cornbread. For the entree portion of the meal, they will select one from the following choices: chicken and smoked sausage gumbo over rice, pecan crusted grilled chicken, shrimp etouffee over rice, or spinach pie. Each entree is served up alongside pumpkin and yam Lafourche and southern-style green beans. For dessert, you will be treated to a yummy Ms. Angie’s Home Baked Dessert.
About Madewood Plantation & The Madewood Plantation Tour
After your meal, you will be able to walk the grounds of the beautiful mansion at Madewood Plantation. This tour, as well as the lunch, are a private event allowing for an intimate and smaller-scale experience that is perfect for learning about the mansion. This “Gem on the Bayou” is sure to impress with its beautiful Greek revival style, grounds, and a beautiful Grand Ballroom lunch.
After exploring the Madewood Plantation, you will board the van on a comfortable journey back to New Orleans. Enjoy the views and reminisce about this amazing sightseeing experience. It’s a great way to learn about Louisiana history and add even more fun to your already filled day of tons of activities while on your next vacation to New Orleans!
- What is included in the admission price for Houmas House & Madewood Plantation Mansion Tour?
The price includes transportation, tours of each plantation, and lunch.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend on the tour?
The entire experience is 7.5 hours long.
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
Yes, cameras are allowed.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
It's appropriate for all ages!