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    Laura Plantation provides a unique opportunity to learn about Louisiana’s Creole past, thanks to detailed surviving records kept by the family who lived here for four generations. The remarkably well-maintained estate is included on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Make your own way to the plantation, located an easy 1-hour drive from New Orleans along the Great River Road that follows the Mississippi. 

    Once you arrive, follow a knowledgeable guide on a tour of the plantation’s furnished, 24,000-square-foot (7,315-square-meter) mansion, slave quarters, intricate gardens and sugar fields. Learn about the French-descended Duparc family who founded in the plantation in 1804. Much of what is known about the plantation’s inhabitants is gathered from the memoir of fourth-generation family member Laura Locoul, in addition to records discovered in the French National Archive.

    The honest and informative tour takes a close look at the various personalities of the plantation owners, plus the unique influences of the Creole culture that thrived in Louisiana for more than 200 years. After your tour, you can continue exploring independently with a visit to other plantations along the Great River Road.
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    Departure Point
    Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, 2247 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Good walking shoes suggested
    • A portion of the tour takes place outdoors
    • Only the ground floor of the main house is ADA accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Tours are offered in French at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was one if the best and most interesting tours i have a taken! Logan was our tour guide and normally they are pretty boring but he made it so fun and interesting.
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    This was a real eye opener. Being a visitor from outside the USA you read about the history of slavery but to actually go somewhere & see how they lived & worked was a sobering experience. The guide was excellent and the tour was well worth doing.
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    Excellent eye opening tour by a great tour guide. Very educational. I expected just a visit to an old southern home. But it turned out to be so much more. We learned about life on a plantation. Great side trip when visiting New Orleans.
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    Our guide was very knowledgeable and wove the complex history life on Laura plantation into a coherent whole.
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    We had the opportunity to have a visit in our own language (French) and Jacqueline made it so alive and so interesting. It was really very instructive. Of course plantation itself was beautiful: house, furniture, garden, everything!
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