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Southdown Plantation & Museum

1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA 70360-6072
+1 985-851-0154
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Beer festival

We came from Houston for the Beer festival and we weren't disappointed. The grounds were beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lacey W
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Friendswood, Texas, United States
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Interesting museum and home

Very prominent landmark in town, nice artifacts and interesting museum. Nice place to spend a while... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
DM_1278
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Southdown Plantation House is a 19th-century sugar manor house and home to the Terrebonne Museum of history, culture, and arts.Exhibits include: - Terrebonne History - Mardi Gras - Period Furniture - Sugar Cane Industry - Sen. Allen Ellender - Boehm & Doughty Porcelains - Art & Literature including painter Charles B. Gilbert.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA 70360-6072
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came from Houston for the Beer festival and we weren't disappointed. The grounds were beautiful and there was plenty of parking. We didn't go inside the plantation house. For the festival- there were around 50 tents of craft beers to try. We were given...More

Thank Lacey W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very prominent landmark in town, nice artifacts and interesting museum. Nice place to spend a while stepping back through time.

Thank DM_1278
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and very interesting. I learned so much about the customs and culture. Home was beautiful. Well worth the time spent.

Thank wanda373
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

We are very happy to hear that Wanda. Thanks for taking time to review us!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Attended The Bayou Beer Fest in November of 2016 on the grounds of Southdown Plantation and Museum. This place is very well kept and a nice attraction to visit.

Thank scalesjw
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Although I live in Houma La it seems we do not take the time to visit our on tourist attractions. I have been taking the time to explore venues in my own community. I love this old museum and all the artifacts and the volunteers...More

1  Thank ths19662017
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This plantation home is beautiful inside and out. It houses artifacts of the area from the Indian tribes in the area to the logging of cypress trees and everything in between. Period furniture is dotted throughout the home. You can also have weddings and other...More

Thank DarleneEschete
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review Darlene!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Southdown Plantation once was one of the grandest plantations in the South, famed for its production of sugar and the development of a variety of sugar cane that was resistant to mosaic disease and known for entertaining guests and hosting many extravagant balls and receptions....More

1  Thank Taylor B
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us Taylor!

Reviewed 5 May 2017

great tour, mostly due to Ed. our guide. A local gent with deep knowledge and love of the area and the house. A major part of the history of the area is centered in this former sugar plantation.

1  Thank steverace
Nicole C, Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you steverace! We're glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

This plantation house is a Queen Anne style house built by slave labor in 1858 and in later years a second story was added. The home has a lot of original furnishings. There is a huge collection of ceramic birds which are unbelievably beautiful and...More

1  Thank Dennis B
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words Dennis! We're glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped by Southdown for a quick visit and walked around the grounds. We were able to show the kids many items from the old south such as sugar bowls where they boiled down sugar kane.

1  Thank Jaken75
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you Jaken75. We're happy you came by!

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