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Laura: A Creole Plantation

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Address: 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
Phone Number: +1 225-265-7690
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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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A most enjoyable and illuminating visit

Plantation tours are highly dependent on the guide and their knowledge and style. We were fortunate to have Kristyn be ours. She did a fantastic job narrating the family history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Boulder, CO
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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plantation tours are highly dependent on the guide and their knowledge and style. We were fortunate to have Kristyn be ours. She did a fantastic job narrating the family history of the Laura Plantation, looping back to relevant facts and helping us transport ourselves into the era. Her highly humanistic description of the slave and master life was particularly poignant....... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a trip down down from Baton Rouge. Learned a lot about plantation life and the history of the area. Very worth while. Tour guide was Renée, who grew up in the area. She was awesome, with lots of great stories.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way to Texas from New Orleans we decided to go off the beaten path and discovered Laura's Plantation. The setting itself is lovely with banana trees, a French garden and lots of tropical plants. The tour was phenomenal. Our guide Lindi, was beyond knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the plantation. She knew details about the lives... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to learn history through the history of Laura's family. both the white people and the slave ones. aa lot of information and the guide talked very fast but we understood most of it. if you continue to Whitney plantation you will get 5$ off for every ticket!

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Informative tour and beautiful, park like grounds. Highly recommend. It's about an hour from NOLA. If you book online you can save $2/ticket.

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have love to visit this plantation because of all the good reviews I read about it. But the staff there didn't make it possible. I called to say we'll be few minutes late for the last tour and they told me they had already closed the house. Worst, they lied to me just to get rid of me... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was very interesting and informative about the family and history of the property .It was definitely more about the story of the plantation than about things/ possessions in the house so don t expect to see many antiques or family belongings.Nice shop for souvenirs, didn't realize this is where the Brer Rabbit stories came from , took me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been here in2004 after the fire, we were able to see bones of home as being refurbished.So it was good to see the wonderful finished home and grounds, they have done a beautiful job.The tour guide Lisa was very well versed on history of the family, the oroperty, and the Creole culture.Very good choice of plantations to visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide's stories were thoughtful and delivered skillfully by our lady guide. We learned a great deal about the creoles as owners and about their slaves making for a very worthwhile hour and a half. The property is a pleasure to examine and photograph.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect, but my wife chose this for a stop to find out about plantations along the Mississippi in Louisiana. The Laura plantation tour was very interesting and informative. From the History of the family to the building of the house to the stories of life on the plantation, it was all very interesting. If anything,... More 

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