Journey into the past at Southdown Plantation.
Built in 1858, the 10,000 square foot house features original 19th century furnishings of the William John Minor family, Memories of Terrebonne 1890-1945 photograph and artifact collection, a history of Southdown Sugar Mill and plantation, the collected works of Charles Gilbert and Dr. T.I. St. Martin, 130 piece Boehm and Doughty porcelain collection, a recreation of Senator Allen Ellender's Washington D.C. office, a native peoples of Louisiana artifact collection and history and a fully restored 1885 worker's cabin.
Experience the rich history of the area and times with a fully guided tour of the house and cabin. Peruse the gift shop, which originally housed the slave quarters, the kitchen, laundry and dairy, for unique items, souvenirs and books.
Tours are Tuesday-Saturday starting at 10 am with the last tour of the day at 3 pm.
Become a part of history and visit the house that sugar built.