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Southdown Plantation & Museum

1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA 70360-6072
+1 985-851-0154
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Southdown Plantation House

This plantation home is beautiful inside and out. It houses artifacts of the area from the Indian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DarleneEschete
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Bourg, Louisiana
Jim Bowie once owned this land

Southdown Plantation once was one of the grandest plantations in the South, famed for its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA 70360-6072
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+1 985-851-0154
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review Darlene!

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Taylor B
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 30 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 30 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 30 May 2017

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

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Southdown museum is an educational and lovely home to visit. There's something for all to enjoy. The history of Mardi Gras , the sugar industry, and many beautiful local paintings are displayed as well as beautiful porcelain birds. If you are here for the marketplace...More

2  Thank BayouGetaway
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you BayouGetaway! We always appreciate a kind review!

Reviewed 6 November 2016

The day was beautiful! Vendors were diverse! Art fantastic! This plantation/museum was an eclectic exhibit of history, art, and architecture!

1  Thank dbtrahan
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks dbtrahan! We work very hard to make our Marketplace Artisan Craft Show the best it can be. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

we arrived after close of business hours but were able to walk around freely. well tended, a nice visit at the end of a busy day

1  Thank riverbrokerstella
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We're sorry you weren't able to tour riverbrokerstella, but glad to hear you enjoyed your visit nevertheless. :)

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Southdown Plantation is a lasting tribute to the sugar industry. For more than 150 years, sugar--not cotton--was King in South Louisiana. Four generations of the Minor family lived and labored at Southdown along with hundreds of mill workers and field workers. During the sugar industry's...More

4  Thank Taylor B
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you so much Taylor B. Your very detailed review is much appreciated! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling anywhere in the New Orleans area, you need to stop at Southdown. This well-curated museum gives you a grand overview of the natives, early settlers, terrain, crops, politics, and economics which all played a part in forming today's South Louisiana. Beautiful...More

2  Thank beccroche
Nicole C, General Manager at Southdown Plantation & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you so much beccroche for your kind review!

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