Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
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Go beyond the myths of the American South at Laura, where intimate, first-hand accounts explore the lives of four 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. Along the Great River Road only 50 minutes from New Orleans, 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 10:00 AM until the last tour of the day at 3:20 PM.
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  • takeofftoday
    39 contributions
    I learned so much!
    We took a tour of the Laura Plantation because I had read reviews that this tour presented a researched and honest story of all the people who lived and worked there. Our tour with Logan did not disappoint. He presented the story of the many generations who occupied this unique Creole home. The home is authentically restored and Logan was a marvelous story teller. Parking is free, gift shop is very nice, and a well organized free small museum is included in the tour.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 2, 2020
  • Nicole S
    Monticello, Minnesota15 contributions
    Do not skip this!
    I have been to Laura twice now. The care and attention paid to the historical telling of the history of this place is worth every penny you will spend. On my most recent trip our guide was Lindie. She was absolutely fabulous. If you only visit one plantation in Southern LA, you want it to be Laura.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2020
  • Sean M
    10 contributions
    Tour with teens went well
    We visited the Laura Plantation and took the tour from Kyle. The tour was very interesting and held the attention of our teenagers. The guide provided information on the family that started Laura as well as the overall cultural feel of the area. The tour went through the house, but did not stop at the garden on the west end which would have been nice to walk through. In order to get past the fence onto the property you have to be on tour and you do not get to walk around the outside of the house on your own. Tour was worth the value of admission.
    Visited December 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written January 5, 2020
  • ht216
    1 contribution
    Must do in NOLA
    This is a tour you must do. We were with my parents and my teenage kids. We all thought it was the best tour we’ve ever been on and largely in part because of our tour guide, Logan. He did an amazing job in telling the stories of both the owners of the plantation and the enslaved. There were about 35 people on our tour and our tour guide made sure everyone was in the room before he started talking. We didn’t miss anything. We thank you Logan for telling us the stories of the Laura Plantation.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written December 23, 2022
  • nylady21
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania750 contributions
    Fascinating plantation tour
    The multi-generational history of the owning family and the enslaved people who worked there was well presented. I enjoyed seeing the construction of the house including the fire damage. The view of the land that was once part of the plantation really helped me understand the scale of the original property. The quarters for the enslaved people were sobering. It was sobering to consider that once Emancipation occurred, the families who were then sharecroppers continued to be there until 1977. The property still has some ongoing restoration but it’s well worth visiting and supporting.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 24, 2020
  • Kevin U
    Spring Hill, Tennessee244 contributions
    What a journey through Creole history!
    This is a MUST visit while in the NOLA area. We immersed ourselves in history for a couple of hours. Our guide Al was absolutely amazing, sincere and a personal student of Creole history, part of a 14 generation family line in St. James Parish. He made an already fascinating historical place come alive for our large tour group. I highly recommend this. Plan on at least 2 hours on site. Excellent value for the money.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2020
  • Heidi De Haas
    Peoria, Illinois59 contributions
    Amazing plantation
    This wasn’t our first plantation tour but definitely by far the best. Our guide Logan was amazing. He kept us interested for all 75 minutes even our two young kids (8 and 11 years). The plantation is nicely renovated and it’s a unique history. Highly recommend to visit this one.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written November 23, 2022
  • Julien C
    2 contributions
    Take the tour
    Great tour! We had done Oak Alley and Whitney which were each very food in their own way, but Laura was the most complete. You can see both the slave side and the owners side. The whole staff was so welcoming and our guide Crystal was fantastic, very knowlogeable, and funny. She made it come alive with her details on the lives of all the people involved in this place. The tour was approx. 1h and I encourage you to take it, it's worth every penny!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 13, 2023
  • Michelle
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania38 contributions
    Waste of time and money!
    The tour is a disappointment. Do not waste your time or money. We had Rocky as a tour guide, he should stay in the gift shop. He is boring, soft spoken and couldn’t answer my questions about the construction of the house. Rocky sounded like he was reading from a script. I wanted to walk away from the tour, I was hoping that it was going to get better. I was wrong. I wasted an hour and ten minutes of my vacation. The Laura plantation is the worst tour we took that day. I wish I could have asked for a refund! Do yourself a favor and take the Whitney tour, that tour put Laura tour guides to shame.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2020
  • Michael R
    74 contributions
    Fascinating piece of history
    This was a unique opportunity to learn about the amazing history of a creole plantation in Louisiana. There are so many stories tied to this place. It’s incredible seeing how slaves and their owners lived and worked running a plantation in the 1800s. Crystal was an excellent tour guide providing insightful history lessons on what took place here.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written February 29, 2020
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ht216
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
This is a tour you must do. We were with my parents and my teenage kids. We all thought it was the best tour we’ve ever been on and largely in part because of our tour guide, Logan. He did an amazing job in telling the stories of both the owners of the plantation and the enslaved. There were about 35 people on our tour and our tour guide made sure everyone was in the room before he started talking. We didn’t miss anything. We thank you Logan for telling us the stories of the Laura Plantation.
Written December 24, 2022
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nylady21
Philadelphia, PA750 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The multi-generational history of the owning family and the enslaved people who worked there was well presented. I enjoyed seeing the construction of the house including the fire damage. The view of the land that was once part of the plantation really helped me understand the scale of the original property. The quarters for the enslaved people were sobering. It was sobering to consider that once Emancipation occurred, the families who were then sharecroppers continued to be there until 1977. The property still has some ongoing restoration but it’s well worth visiting and supporting.
Written February 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kevin U
Spring Hill, TN244 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a MUST visit while in the NOLA area. We immersed ourselves in history for a couple of hours. Our guide Al was absolutely amazing, sincere and a personal student of Creole history, part of a 14 generation family line in St. James Parish. He made an already fascinating historical place come alive for our large tour group.

I highly recommend this. Plan on at least 2 hours on site. Excellent value for the money.
Written February 7, 2020
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Heidi De Haas
Peoria, IL59 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
This wasn’t our first plantation tour but definitely by far the best. Our guide Logan was amazing. He kept us interested for all 75 minutes even our two young kids (8 and 11 years). The plantation is nicely renovated and it’s a unique history.
Highly recommend to visit this one.
Written November 23, 2022
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Julien C
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Great tour! We had done Oak Alley and Whitney which were each very food in their own way, but Laura was the most complete. You can see both the slave side and the owners side. The whole staff was so welcoming and our guide Crystal was fantastic, very knowlogeable, and funny. She made it come alive with her details on the lives of all the people involved in this place. The tour was approx. 1h and I encourage you to take it, it's worth every penny!
Written April 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michelle
Lancaster, PA38 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The tour is a disappointment. Do not waste your time or money. We had Rocky as a tour guide, he should stay in the gift shop. He is boring, soft spoken and couldn’t answer my questions about the construction of the house. Rocky sounded like he was reading from a script. I wanted to walk away from the tour, I was hoping that it was going to get better. I was wrong. I wasted an hour and ten minutes of my vacation. The Laura plantation is the worst tour we took that day. I wish I could have asked for a refund!

Do yourself a favor and take the Whitney tour, that tour put Laura tour guides to shame.
Written February 11, 2020
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Michael R
74 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This was a unique opportunity to learn about the amazing history of a creole plantation in Louisiana. There are so many stories tied to this place. It’s incredible seeing how slaves and their owners lived and worked running a plantation in the 1800s.

Crystal was an excellent tour guide providing insightful history lessons on what took place here.
Written February 29, 2020
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Steve t
Colorado388 contributions
Feb 2020
I'm beginning to think the plantation owners get together to develop their tour stories as no two are alike. This tour focused on the family and fights for controlling interest in the business. Some very strong women at the center of the saga. The tour guide was great.
Written September 12, 2020
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Matt
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Well maintained plantation with a great historical story. Follow the history of a family on a plantation and get a sense of what life was like on a sugar plantation. The family story is nothing like Gone with Wind and more like a soap opera. A good family adventure!
Written October 4, 2022
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Dewayne W
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Business
Logan was our guide. Is was a pleasure to experience his version of story telling. He has the ability to pull you in and keep you on edge. He would be perfect for Anne Rice. Kudos and thank you for the history.
Thanks for not making it some Disney, once apon a time. Plantation life was not a fairy tale and we all know that. I appreciate not be patronized.
Written March 2, 2023
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