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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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  • Average4%
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2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable about this tour. Beautiful home beautiful furnishings. If you like "old" then this is one of the plantations you must see! We went in December so the weather was cooler but we were still enjoying the tour. Dress for the...More

Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beatiful plantation,nice historic place and very helpful staff.The gardens and grounds are really good keep and is nice the walk around.We didn’t have to much time there but will recommend!

Thank damian n
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a beautiful and different plantation due to the Creole influence. I had visited Oak Alley also that day and to see the differences in architecture was lovely. My tour guide was Stephen, he was fantastic! Very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable.

Thank Paige R
Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all, I want to give Katy, my tour guide a shout out! thank you for giving a real Creole experience and just an informative tour of Laura Planation.

Thank Danesa A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are from Costa Rica. We went to Laura Plantation in december 2017. love our visit. Excelent historic trip

Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great tour at Laura Plantation. Very impressive story about Laura, her familiy, and the slaves that lived on the plantation. Beautiful house and grounds. The tourguide was fantastic and had a lot of knowledge about the history of the plantation. The part...More

Thank Corine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 11:00 tour and our guide presented the information very good. I would recommend this tour to others. If you are looking for information on how the slave labor was used this is the one for you.

Thank Robert M. E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting this historic sugar plantation was illuminating. I will never look at sugar products the same after a skillful tour docent provided insightful comments and perspective on the Creole heritage in Southern Louisiana. Slave quarters brought the point home how brutal life was here for...More

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 1 week ago

.....but the view of the main house from the end of the oak tree lined road is unique and made the stop worthwhile. Also, the adjacent sugarcane field was interesting to us NY'ers!

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a more authentic feel to the realities of plantation life in rural Louisana along the Mississippi. We thought they did an excellent job of explaining the history of the area and the plantation, the people who owned it, and the slaves who...More

Thank Alisa C
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Cantrall
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
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waverley7
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.
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grouptravellady
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!
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