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Laura: A Creole Plantation

2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
+1 225-265-7690
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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans
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Go beyond the myths of the Old South and walk in the footsteps of 4 generations of one Creole family, both free and enslaved, who lived together in complicated, intimate family relationships on this sugar plantation that remained a world apart from the United States through the first decades of the 20th century. Laura is open daily from 9:30AM - 5PM except for major holidays. The first tour of the day begins at 10AM with tours beginning approximately every 40 minutes thereafter until the last tour of the day at 4PM. Before or after your Laura tour, enjoy authentic, homestyle Cajun food at B&C Seafood Market and Cajun Restaurant right next door.
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2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
+1 225-265-7690
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had made reservations to visit Whitney Plantation. Unfortunately we received a call from them the night before saying they were cancelling tours due to weather We really wanted to go on a plantation tour that focused on all the people of the plantation, not just...More

Thank Pam1951
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My favorite part of this tour is how different it is from the other plantations, and the wonderful stories that come with the tour. Our guide named Rose, was just so passionate about her storytelling and did such a wonderful job. By no means is...More

Thank Cbjhome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Laura while on vacation in New Orleans. The grounds were lovely and Lisa was a wonderful guide. We both appreciated the fact that there was no attempt to "pretty up" the slavery part of the history. If you visit only...More

Thank gingerfoodiegirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is comprehensive, informative, and enjoyable. Learning about the construction of the plantation house, the remarkable people who lived there, & the agriculture practiced here this a seminal event. Original slave quarters are still standing on the property. The work and skill of slaves...More

1  Thank C E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Laura and Oak Alley as a combined tour. I have to say that Laura was an absolute standout. Our guide was absolutely fabulous. Her level of knowledge about/and love for the Plantation was obvious. I was particularly hesitant to go on a plantation...More

1  Thank Carla B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Laura and Oak Alley as a combination tour with Gray Line. While Oak Alley is exactly what you expect big house & beautiful grounds, it definitely has more of a "commercial" feel to it. Plus the only guided tour we received was of...More

1  Thank Jessica Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Laura with our two teenage daughters. We had an excellent tour guide. She gave us a history of the plantation through the family that owned it and lived there. Very well done. We recommend it.

1  Thank TomOCUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sobering experience. Plantation life was not at all what the movies make it look like. The rooms are smaller than you'd think. Al was our tour guide. He was so good. First, we started in the basement (which is actually ground level)....More

1  Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Laura and Oak Alley as part of a combination day tour, I was looking for an experience that would do justice to both aspects of plantation life – the owners and the slaves. Oak Alley did a good job (and looks exactly like...More

1  Thank KiwiKong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great historical tour of a creole Plantation with fantastic insight into the lives of all the people who lived there from the field slaves to the French plantation masters. Not fancy or grand but very interesting.

Thank Viviane B
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We will be taking the tour of the Laura plantation - does anyone have any suggestions of a good place to eat dinner in the (somewhat) area afterwards? Thank you!
7 March 2017|
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Response from Laura P | Property representative |
There is a great restaurant just next door to Laura called B&C Riverside Seafood Market & Restaurant. The local, home cooked Creole/Cajun food is excellent and we recommend it to all our guests. You can also find them here... More
I would be interested in the cost of the tour and if anyone can recommend a great tour company. My mom and aunt will be with my husband and I, they both have difficulty walking and keeping up. I know they would love to see a plantantion (this is the one hubby and I want to tour) but I assume they would have no way of doing this there if they have to stay with the group.
21 January 2016|
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Response from blackduc | Reviewed this property |
Our group rented a car so we didn't use a tour company. The cost was about 20 to get in. There was not much walking except a hundred yards out to the slave quarters but you could opt out of that part.
To: JeenaC - Forest Grove, Oregon where ddi you stay? Everything thing is SO expensive. I am now looking at the Clarion Hotel which , I'm told, is out a ways BUT right on the street car line and across the street from the op-on/hop-off bus. I am open to suggestons.
31 August 2015|
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Response from MrsTeece | Reviewed this property |
We went there in the midst of a road trip and were in New Orleans the night before and were headed to Natchez so we didn't stay around there I'm afraid! Good luck!