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Laura Plantation

2247 Hwy 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
225 265 7690
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Vacherie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the plantation for the first tour at 10am in July. It was not too hot. It has a nice gift shop. The staff was extremely friendly on the phone and in person. The tour guide was pleasant and informative. There was a local restaurant right down the road that had authentic Cajun food. The staff at the plantation... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We are a family with 6 kids aged 4-19 years. We really enjoyed this tour very much. The tour guide was very interesting and didn't just throw out historical facts. He explained the Creole heritage and history of the family really well using stories of the family. Our only issue was the younger two kids in our family were a... More

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Fentress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful house and grounds. Tour leaves out the family feud and the future financial failure that seemed to end a long history. The records and written memoir add immense continuity and a personal look into the lives of Creole Planters.

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Vransko, Slovenia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you feel Oak Alley is a bit "posh" and "commercial", Laura is the thing for you. Great house, great restoration job, great hosts. A welcome change to classic plantation tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Laura Plantation was excellent. The guide - Brooke - was extremely knowledgeable. The history of Laura is rich and powerful.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I toured several plantation homes in the area, and the Laura had by far the most interesting family stories. Our tour guide was great.

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Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The leader of our tour was an excellent story teller who shared the history of the family that owned the plantation, their family life, personalities, photos,business, and lifestyle. We really enjoyed this eye opening tour on lovely grounds and gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have driven past Laura on two other occasions, so glad this time I visited! If you are lucky you will have Ethan as your tour guide, he's got personality and gives a great tour!!! And plan on buying Laura's book because when you hear the stories you'll be intrigued to read more!!!! Awesome job guys!

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Long Beach, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Bryan is a wonderful asset to the Laura Plantation. His presentation and delivery really make this tour memorable. Thanks Bryan!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My daughter and 2 granddaughters (8 and 10) recently visited the Laura Plantation and found it to be very interesting, even the granddaughters enjoyed it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the subject. We plan on seeing more of these plantations on River Road.

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