Houmas Plantation on Mississippi River Road Photos

Houmas Plantation (1790s & 1840) (40136 LA 942 in Burnside, LA) is richly restored with a rich collection of museum-quality antiques. The house & extensive gardens are open for tours. A restaurant occupies the original plantation house built in 1775 by Alexander Latil. Wade Hampton built the columned house in the late 1820s, one of the first in Neoclassical style in the region. In 1858, John Burnside purchased the house & accumulated 300,000 acres of sugar plantations making him "Sugar Prince of Louisiana".

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Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Galleries of Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Houmas House beyond Spanish Moss. Burnside, LA.Front entrance of Houmas Plantation House. Burnside, LA.
Houmas House (1790s & 1840) (40136 LA 942). Burnside, LA. Style: Greek Revival.Galleries of Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Houmas House beyond Spanish Moss. Burnside, LA.Front entrance of Houmas Plantation House. Burnside, LA.
Windows of Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA.Octagonal outbuilding at Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA.Porch windows of Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA.Garden of Houmas Plantation House. Burnside, LA.
Windows of Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA.Octagonal outbuilding at Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA.Porch windows of Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA.Garden of Houmas Plantation House. Burnside, LA.
Passageway at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Rear garden of Houmas House with original house. Burnside, LA.Original house of Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA.Azaleas at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Passageway at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Rear garden of Houmas House with original house (1775). Burnside, LA.Original house of Houmas Plantation. Burnside, LA.Azaleas at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Azalea at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Entry hall of Houmas House painted with nature scenes. Burnside, LA.Entry hall painting of dog & birds among sugar cane by Craig Black at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Entry hall painting of Roseate Spoonbill by Craig Black at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Azalea at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Entry hall of Houmas House painted with nature scenes. Burnside, LA.Entry hall painting of dog & birds among sugar cane by Craig Black at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Entry hall painting of Roseate Spoonbill by Craig Black at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Makers name of 1847 Map showing Louisiana plantations at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Portrait of Julie Manet in parlor of Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Parlor of Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Dining room fireplace at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Makers name of 1847 Map showing Louisiana plantations at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Portrait of Julie Manet in parlor of Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Parlor of Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Dining room fireplace at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Side table in dining room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Dining room table at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Dining room centerpiece at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Side table in dining room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Side table in dining room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Dining room table at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Dining room centerpiece at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Side table in dining room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Silver serving dish in shape of lobsters at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Antique wine server at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Flytrap at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Newcomb pottery cup at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Silver serving dish in shape of lobsters at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Antique wine server at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Flytrap at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Newcomb pottery cup at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Antique card table at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Christmas tree at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Billiard room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Model of steamboat Robert E. Lee at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Antique card table at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Christmas tree at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Billiard room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Model of steamboat Robert E. Lee at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Painting of steamboats at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Painting of steamboats at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Mantle clock with two waterfowl at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Christmas puppets on cantilevered spiral staircase at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Painting of steamboats at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Painting of steamboats at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Mantle clock with two waterfowl at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Christmas puppets on cantilevered spiral staircase at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Christmas tree at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Historical portrait at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Silver coffee & tea service at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Carved wooden wardrobe at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Christmas tree at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Historical portrait at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Silver coffee & tea service at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Carved wooden wardrobe at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Franklin Pierce pipe at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Black slave mask at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Black woman coin bank at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Kit against vampires at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Franklin Pierce pipe at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Black slave mask at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Black woman coin bank at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Kit against vampires at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Porcelain vase painted with swan at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Half tester bed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Half tester bed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Carved Mallard bed only piece original to Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Porcelain vase painted with swan at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Half tester bed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Half tester bed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Carved Mallard bed (identified by egg in headboard) only piece original to Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Bust of Teddy Roosevelt who stayed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.View from Houmas House to dike of Mississippi River. Burnside, LA.

Bust of Teddy Roosevelt who stayed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.View from Houmas House to dike of Mississippi River. Burnside, LA.


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