Voted Best Historic Mansion Tour by USA Today – This estate offers guided mansion tours, expansive gardens, restaurants and high end cottages for spending the night. Located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Houmas House allows visitors to travel back in time starting in 1774. The guided mansion tour walks through the mansion’s architectural evolution, a succession of owners, and how the Mississippi River and Sugarcane crop impacted Plantation Country and New Orleans. Tour guides in period dress use the artwork, artifacts and antiques to depict life on this plantation. Over the last 250 years this home has survived wars, floods, abandonment and the test of time. Come for a day or spend the night and experience the Antebellum South.