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Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
+1 225-265-7690
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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans
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Go beyond the myths of the American South and explore the complex and intimate relationships of 4 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. In the heart of Plantation Country on the Mississippi River, 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 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 and Creole food at B&C Seafood Market and Cajun Restaurant right next door.
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2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
+1 225-265-7690
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit to get a different perspective on slavery in New Orleans. This plantation was a creole plantation and our guide gave us a lot of information about the family and what life was like for the slaves here! Learned a lot about...More

Thank Beattl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They stated on their website, literature and at the beginning of the tour that it would focus on the lives of the Creole slaves. The tour is mainly about Luara and her family. There is only a brief history of the slaves at the end...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had flown into New Orleans and were driving to Baton Rouge to see friends for Thanksgiving but decided to be a tourist first. Hubby had researched this Plantation on the plane and thought it sounded an excellent stop for a couple of hours. My...More

Thank fi33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont miss to visit this plantation on you visiti to New Orleans. It is one hour driving from the city, but the area is lovely to ride. The plantation itself is very interesting and pur guide Anne was great, very clear and enthusiastic explaining every...More

Thank Florencia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Laura and Oak Alley plantations and Laura had a much more informative and interesting tour. It included many parts of the house and the grounds, story of the family and the slaves. While Oak Alley's focus is on the exterior of the plantation,...More

Thank akiraoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Al was amazing. He absolutely blew myself and my gf (Laura is her name too) away with his knowledge and elegant voice. He was absolutely brilliant! We really really enjoyed the immersive experience. So much history at Laura. I’m pretty much a local but I...More

Thank Catfishjohn78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One the best tour guide (Rose) ever of her history research and her knowledge of the Plantation, the families, the slaves that worked here and what they went through and the history of the times. Recommended Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site Tour.

Thank glenf32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rose, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and spared no effort to keep everyone informed on what the plantation was and did. Her stories of owners and help was quite informative and the grounds and houses were beautiful. Great opportunity to learn a little about...More

Thank billandwendy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here after Oak Alley, Laura Plantation is the complete opposite, its not grand, but is still very pretty. Our guide Al was so interesting, he told us the story of the owners, how the plantation had survived, and stories of the slaves that...More

Thank sally j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Guide was Renee , She was extremely good , she told the history as a Story which named it very interesting . A very well organised tour , Thank you

Thank Coggyrob
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March 7, 2017|
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Response from Laura P | Property representative |
There is a great restaurant just next door to Laura called B&C Riverside Seafood Market & Restaurant. The local, home cooked Creole/Cajun food is excellent and we recommend it to all our guests. You can also find them here... More
January 20, 2016|
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Response from blackduc | Reviewed this property |
Our group rented a car so we didn't use a tour company. The cost was about 20 to get in. There was not much walking except a hundred yards out to the slave quarters but you could opt out of that part.
August 31, 2015|
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Response from MrsTeece | Reviewed this property |
We went there in the midst of a road trip and were in New Orleans the night before and were headed to Natchez so we didn't stay around there I'm afraid! Good luck!