There was another thread on this house, but there was not a lot there, so I wanted to include some pictures of the place from my visit last November. The web site is www.houmashouse.com It is a top Louisiana tourist attraction, with an Inn, and a restaurant. I have included several pics, because it was, well, camera-friendly. The tour here does not go into a lot of detail about slavery, but the guides say that slavery is extensively covered at the Whitney Plantation, where I hope to visit on a future trip The house is a restored Greek revival mansion, and claims to have the most opulent gardens in the south. The house tells of the sugar barons that built the plantation and developed the sugar producing business. It is a 16 room estate and has a vast collection of period antiques, artwork, china and artifacts (some that date to the early home from the early 1800s (according to the brochure) Visiting it, I can certainly believe that is true. The grounds has oaks that are centuries old. And huge. Here is a picture of my friend John standing in front of one of them. No, John is not a dwarf - he is 5 ft 6 inches tall. You can see how big the tree is! (John made a sad effort to be funny and told me the tree was almost as old as I was.) This is the bachelors quarters when they came to visit. I believe the guide also said that when single young men, who lived there, reached a certain age, they were move out here, also. Its been a while and I don;t recall exactly, Someone else know the full story? One of the owners liked to put some of his artwork on the walls. Dining room. (but not for the restaurant) Want to relax out on the porch? That's about it. The history of this plantation can be found at the website, and is too much to go into here. Its certainly worth a trip if you get down to southern La. We were not able to eat at the restaurant, but we may try it on out next trip down there. Incidentally - if you do go, please feel free to post more pictures.