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Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

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 American South and explore the complex and intimate relationships of 4 generations of one Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved. Laura’s new, permanent exhibit examines in biographical detail the lives of Africans on the plantation, from enslavement into the 20th century. In the heart of Plantation Country on the Mississippi River, the fully guided experience includes the Big House, gardens & original 1840s slave cabins. 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 and Creole 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 3 days ago

We had the tour in French, with a friendly native speaker (She's Belgian). Impressively professional organization and delivery. The visit is very informative about the French Creole society, its refinements and peculiarities. Its dark sides too, with a candid show of the slaves' conditions. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour explained both aspects of living on plantation and I found that to be refreshing. I enjoyed the tour and the guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Margie H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Laura Plantation is a “must do” on your list of Plantation tours. The tour, (led by Al), was very informative and explained the differences between English and Creole Plantations. We toured both Oak Alley and the Laura Plantation and my kids said Laura was...More

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

If were to come to Louisiana to learn about historic plantation from the perspective of land owner, this is the place to go. It provides information of the architecture, plantation land layout, the family tree and slavery.

Thank Azrinsyah
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After visiting Oak Alley, the Laura plantation seems very modest indeed. As it has always been, I suppose. Becouse the mansion is kind of small and there are plenty of people pretty much all the time, there’s unfortunately feeling of running from one room to...More

Thank Jarimalla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go I'd recommend trying to have Stephen as your tour guide; you won't be disappointed. He was very passionate about the history and answered lots of questions. There were some disruptive infants and children but that was the only negative thing. The tour...More

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was pretty good but they sure packed us in. There were 30 people in our group! It was very uncomfortable. We barely all fit in each of the rooms. Also, the guide didn't wait for everyone to get into each room before beginning...More

Thank grgNOLA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the plantation as part of day excursion from New Orleans, this was the 2nd plantation which we visited, with the Oak Alley Plantation being the first stop. This plantation gives a different view into the plantation life and family history the owners. The guide...More

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I decided to come here, as we had done the Oak Alley Plantation tour last year and wanted something new. Nothing really beats the grounds at Oak Alley, but I have to say that the tour at Laura Plantation was better and...More

Thank Katwhack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the tour - it was very interesting and our tour guide definitely knew all about the plantation and history. He was a very good story teller - and definitely passionate about the people who lived there. He did get very upset at one...More

Thank jenmc74
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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
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.
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!