Along the banks of Little Bayou Black in Houma, Louisiana stands the majestic pink and green manor known as Southdown Plantation. Built in 1858, the 10,000 square foot house features original 19th century furnishings of the William John Minor and Barrow Cole families and local Terrebonne Parish History. Exhibits recount the history and culture of South Louisiana including its sugar plantations, French, Native American and Cajun heritage, art, literature, and industry. Tour the museum and grounds with this money-saving deal, good for a 4-person plantation tour valued at $60, yours for only $30.
The mighty sugar industry that shaped Terrebonne Parish from 1828 until 1978 is a testament to the strength and enthusiasm of the many cultural groups who made up the area. Southdown Plantation, the "House that Sugar Built" offers a one-hour tour of the Minor family's four-generation estate, a 1885 field worker's cabin and the former slave quarters where you can buy unique gift offerings and Louisiana souvenirs.