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Address: 1208 Museum Dr, Houma, LA 70360-6072
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10:00 - 16:00
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Southdown Plantation House is a 19th-century sugar manor house and home to...

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.

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A beautiful and very interesting tour

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis B
Eagle, Nebraska
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Eagle, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 accurately painted. It also has exhibits of sugar cane industry and of local native American... More 

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Houma, Louisiana
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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.

Thank Jaken75
Houma, LA
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 day, it is an added treat

Thank BayouGetaway
Rayne, Louisiana
2 reviews
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!

Thank dbtrahan
New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 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

Thank riverbrokerstella
Chicago, Illinois
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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 boom years, there were 86 sugar mills in the area. The Minor family occupied the... More 

3 Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 17 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 antiques, native handicrafts, art, and elegant Mardi Gras costumes fill the lovely plantation home. Mr.... More 

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Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful home now a museum, has a room of Mardi Gras, a beautiful bird collection, room on Louisiana culture, room dedicated to the Houmas Indians, room dedicated to Sen. Allen Ellender, a bedroom set up as original owners.

Thank deniseB6419BH
Destrehan, Louisiana
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have toured many antebellum plantations across the South. While many of the other tours focus on the architecture of the plantation, this tour focuses more on the lifestyle and contemporary culture. Allow three hours for the completely captivating tour, but don't expect a candid discussion of the horrors of slavery; that aspect is rather sugar-coated as it is in... More 

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Riverdale, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We visited on a hot, summer morning, and were the only two people in our tour. Our guide, Mr. Ed, was an immense encyclopedia of knowledge, which he imparted with great enthusiasm and humor. He told us personal stories about his marching days with Pete Fountain, as well as the history of the plantation itself and all the interesting people... More 

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