September 14, 2017 -- Houmas House
Houmas House Plantation, near Darrow, Louisiana is considered to be the “Crown Jewel” of Louisiana's River Road Plantation Homes. During the 19th century, Houmas House farmed sugarcane on tens of thousands of acres, and became the largest producer of sugar in the country. In fact, this grand estate was so lavish that it was described by many as “The Sugar Palace.” Houmas House Plantation is also currently home to one of the “Top 20 Restaurants in America”, as Latil’s Landing offers guests a truly unforgettable, fine dining experience.
The plantation was established in the late 1700s, with the current main house completed in 1840. It was named after the native Houma people, who originally occupied this area of Louisiana. The complex, containing eight buildings and one structure, and the 10 acres (4.0 ha) they rest upon, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 27, 1980.
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