Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours begin every hour; last tour begins at 3 P.M. Closed Sunday, Monday, December 31 & January 1, Mardi Gras Day, Good Friday, July 4, Thanksgiving, December 24 & 25. Other holiday hours may vary.
Tours: Entrance to the museum is by escorted tour only (see times above). Allow 1 hour for guided tour. Recommended 1.5 hours for total visit. Self-guided written tours and French written tours may be offered, subject to availability.
- Adults $10.00
- AAA Members$9.00
- Seniors (age 65+) $8.00
- College Students with I.D.$8.00
- Children (age 6-18) (under age 6 free) $5.00
- THACS Members Free
- THACS Member Guests $8.00
- Entrance only to art shows or special exhibits Adults or Children $2.00
- Group rates available for 20 or more people with advance reservation: Adults $6.00 Seniors (age 65+) $4.00 Students (grades 1 - 12) $2.00
Accessibility: There is a ramp to the entrance of the house/museum. Wheelchairs are welcome; however, the second floor of the museum is accessible by stairs only. Separate Gift Shop & Admissions building and restrooms are handicap/wheelchair accessible. Photographs and a video about the museum are available for viewing in the gift shop for disabled visitors unable to tour the house.
Amenities: Gift Shop; restrooms; bus/RV parking; picnic grounds.
Location: 1208 Museum Drive; Houma LA. Near the intersection of Hwy. 311 and St. Charles Street. Minutes from Hwy 90 or downtown Houma. Approximately 60 miles west of New Orleans.
Directions: Southdown Plantation and Museum is located in Houma approximately 60 miles southwest of New Orleans and 100 miles southeast of Lafayette via US Hwy 90. Take US Hwy 90 to the exit for LA Hwy 311. Turn right off the exit onto 311 South toward Houma. Continue on Hwy 311 to the traffic light at St. Charles Street (LA 664). Turn right on St. Charles Street, then turn left on Museum Drive (across from shopping plaza). The entrance to Southdown (1208 Museum Dr.) will be on the left. Park and enter at the Gift Shop & Admission building.