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1208 Museum Dr.,
Houma, LA 70360

Property Description

Southdown Plantation House is a 19th-century sugar manor house and home to the Terrebonne Museum of history and culture. It was built in 1859 as a one-story Greek Revival house by sugar planter William J. Minor. His son, Henry C. Minor, added the second floor and Victorian-style architectural features in 1893. The Southdown sugar plantation remained in the Minor family until 1932, and during the 1920's the owners helped to save the sugar industry in Louisiana by propagating a sugarcane variety resistant to mosaic disease. Twice yearly Arts & Crafts festival. Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm.


Near the intersection of LA Hwy 311 & St. Charles (LA 664). From US Hwy 90 take exit #200, turn right onto Hwy 311 toward Houma. Continue approx 8 miles to St. Charles Street. Turn right on St. Charles then left on Museum Drive.

  • Childrens Programs
  • Agri-tourism
  • Plantation
  • National Register of Historic Places
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • AAA Discount
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Student Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
General Information
  • Dates closed: Holidays, Sundays and Mondays
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Personal Checks
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages