San Francisco Plantation Antebellum House

San Francisco Plantation House, the most opulent plantation house in North America, is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, less than 40 minutes from New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a galleried house of the Creole open suite style, nestled under centuries old Live Oaks and contains one of the finest antique collections in the country. This Louisiana Plantation is a National Historic Landmark and is open daily for plantation tours.

What People Say…

Chelsea, El paso, TX

Very informative and accommodating our 3 year old boy. Thank you chelsea!

J Ricker

Excellent way to spend an afternoon. Our guide, Destiny, was fabulous. She was warm and friendly and seemed to genuinely enjoy what she was doing. We got there about 2:45 (they were to close at 4:00), but we were not in any way rushed through the tour. And the gift shop was still open when we were finished so that I could get my magnets (which I collect) and a book about the plantation. I have already recommended the tour to others.

L Bennett

Connie was our tour guide through the plantation. Her local charm and demeanor was delightful. After the tour, I was informed she is one of the newest guides. You couldn’t tell. Connie interacted with the group and enjoyed answering questions. Even odd ones people were asking. The history presented was much better than Laura and Oak Alley. More detailed stories.The plantation home is beautiful and worth stopping to visit. I wasnt sure if there was a tip jar for the guide at the end of the tour but it’s ok to hand them a tip. They also have envelopes and a box to leave a tip by the two cabins. If the gift shop was grandeur, I would have given this plantation five stars.

Prairieville LA

Awesome! Loved it! Phyllis was very kind to my elderly mom offering her a seat in each room,
and carrying a chair through the house. Thank You!

Boston Ma/ Phyllis

You are wonderful to have stayed late for us! Bless you!

Carolyn / Quebec

Merci pour cette belle visite en français!

D Voss

Such a neat tour. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our group even though we were running late. They kept the gift shop open so we were able to buy our souvenirs. Loved that they dressed the parts of Southern Belles.

Great step back in time

Visited here to get a perception of what life used to be like on a plantation, and we certainly weren’t disappointed. We arrived for the first tour on a Sunday morning, and as there was no one else on the tour, we had a personal tour from Bonnie. Great tour guide with lots of interesting facts and history about the plantation.
Highly recommended tour.

Sue / North Carolina

Phyllis is a wonderful tour guide! Loved the book steamboat gothic so i had to come see this!

San Francisco Plantation
2646 Hwy. 44
Great River Road
Garyville, LA

Local: 985.535.2341


San Francisco Plantation and Houmas House with Buffet Lunch

$158 Per Person

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

This tour runs any day we reach a minimum of 6 people.

Experience a pilgrimage back in time to the Antebellum South on this small group van tour. Visit two Louisiana plantations, including an elegant lunch at Houmas House on the famous Mississippi River Road! Enjoy a narrated scenic drive out of New Orleans and along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.


In The News

Weddings, festivals and house tours mark
National Historic Landmark

San Francisco Plantation featured in River Parish Magazine article ~ January 2020