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Laura: A Creole Plantation

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Address: 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
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+1 225-265-7690
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10:00 am - 5:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
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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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Slave quarters were very well preserved

The tour was beautifully organized. I liked multiple factors about this compared to another plantation tour that I did earlier in the day. One, and most important, it was done by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a black person from Africa, I have a lot of difficulties visiting this type of places. For this particular visit, we had an African American woman as our guide, which I thought was good to add a much needed voice to the people who never had their voices heard on these plantations. While it was impressive to see how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was beautifully organized. I liked multiple factors about this compared to another plantation tour that I did earlier in the day. One, and most important, it was done by an African-American lending it the much-needed voice of the oppressed, and a more realistic historical perspective. Plantation tours done by older white men - talking about the glorious times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Laura 's reputation for an informative, unique focus on the people and working life of a Creole plantation is well deserved and puts it in the first rank of lower Mississippi River experiences. The guides, and Joseph in particular, have a remarkable capacity for sharing with enthusiasm. Make time for this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had just visited Whitney Plantation and followed it with Laura Plantation. Our guide was Logan and he told us the stories of the family who lived there. I had a 7year old and a 10 year old and Logan did a great job keeping all of our attention. We really learned a lot about the family, Creole culture and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Laura plantation is one of a kind ! The concept is different , the history of Laura family is rich and Joseph was offering a French tour with a lot of details about slavery life . The master house is not a Strass and paillettes home ,gardens and slaves cases are in restored condition. You must go to that place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The plantation is really beautiful and during the tour your will learn in detail about the live of the owners and the people who worked for them, it was very illustrative.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there today with a group that included two young children. When paying, we were given a note stipulating that we were to keep the kids quiet or would be expelled from the tour. I completely understand - and agree - that families with young children should do everything in their power to ensure that other guests are not... More 

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Laura P, Public Relations Manager at Laura: A Creole Plantation, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you very much for your review. In the interest of transparency, we would like to clarify a few things for other future visitors who might read this. 1) Laura Plantation gladly welcomes families and small children. In fact, some of our most memorable tours are those in which interested and engaged children interact with our staff and ask... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have seen them all-- Nottoway, Houma House, Oak Alley, San Francisco House, etc. All English-speaking American plantations in the Gone-With-The-Wind tradition. But you will never really understand and appreciate Creole Culture and its persistent effects up until the 1960s on rural Louisiana, until you have visited the Laura Farm. Take your time and enjoy. The tour is 1 1/2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If traveling the area, Laura is a must see. The home and grounds are exceptional. Great history and much to learn. Tour guide was excellent. A great story teller provided just the right amount of history and family stories to really bring to life what the time would be like. We learned a lot that we didn't know about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good plantation tour given by Logan. We drove from New Orleans, an easy ride by car. Enjoyable and learned a lot about the life of the family and that of the slaves as well.

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