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Laura: A Creole Plantation

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Address: 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
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Go beyond the myths of the Old South and walk in the footsteps of 4...

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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Amazing history lesson in Creole plantation life

Our guide, Stephen, was an amazing wealth of history, not only about the Laura Plantation, but also about what it meant to be Creole. The plantation is still undergoing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Winnemucca, Nevada
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Winnemucca, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide, Stephen, was an amazing wealth of history, not only about the Laura Plantation, but also about what it meant to be Creole. The plantation is still undergoing restoration and what has been completed has been beautifully done. This is the third plantation we've visited, and can state that each one is a fantastic visit. The plantations are all... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the Laura Plantation tour with Kati this morning and was exceptionally pleased. The property is lovely and well-maintained. Our guide, Kati, wove a narrative combining the history of 19th century Louisiana, customs of the day, stories of the families involved with the plantation, and the tales and experiences of enslaved persons who endured so much on the plantation,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

About an hour outside New Orleans, this creole plantation looks vastly different than most southern plantations you might tour. Brightly painted in Caribbean yellow, blue, red, and green, the home stands out from the crowd. The tale of the family is even more colorful, Laura was owned by the same family for several generations, and Laura herself (for whom the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great guided tour of the real thing without the frills. Interesting family tales and great insight into the slavery history of this plantation. This was a great cap to visits to Oak Alley and Houmas House

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is well worth your time and money. We completed this tour as part of a Cajun Tours Plantation tour. We had Kati as our tour guide and her enthusiasm, knowledge and energy were fabulous. Kati took us through the house from basement to upstairs to slave cabins and had stories for each place about the family/history.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What history! The Laura Plantation tour is more than looking at antique furniture and architecture, it is a history lesson of the people who lived and worked the sugar cane fields at this creole plantation. On the tour, you'll learn the differences between creole plantations and other plantations. Our guide was not only informative, but fun and entertaining. On the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this plantation is much smaller than the other 2 but the history of this family is incredible, the slave homes were sad remembrance of history but important to learn

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great tour of a Creole Sugar Plantation. The guide was very informed, friendly and humorous. We saw both sides of plantation life, from owners to slaves and the hardships endured well into the 20th century. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour was very nice and educational. Our guide, Camron I think, was very knowledgable & friendly. Not just a pretty house tour. The real story of Laura is of family, business and slaves. Especially interesting for the time is that it was run by women of several generations! If you can't get to all plantations get to this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned so much about the daily life of the families who lived here, as well as the people who worked the land.

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