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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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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 January 3, 2016

This plantation gives you a realistic look into what life on a plantation was like. Your experience may be different depending on the tour guide you have, our recent tour was outstanding. Madison was passionate about the plantation and it showed. Ask for Madison if...More

1  Thank howefortunate
Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Laura Plantation was a really neat experience. I absolutely loved hearing our guide, Madison, tell us about the history. Only a few questions were asked during our tour but he had an answer for them all. We were told we could take our time...More

2  Thank Amy H
Reviewed January 3, 2016

The great house and grounds were beautiful. Our tour guide Stephen was incredibly knowledgable and entertaining. He did a wonderful job painting a picture of Creole culture and the history of this lovely plantation. Even my children (12 and 9) enjoyed the tour. In order...More

Thank CarrieKorts
Reviewed January 1, 2016

One and a half hours of non stop history, brought to life by our guide Rose, who did so well, we felt like we'd travelled back in time with her. Loved that it was about the house, plantation and slaves. Our children could see the...More

Thank GeorgaUsa
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We chose to visit Laura based on reviews we'd read on Trip Advisor and some other websites and found the plantation and it s history to be quite interesting. However, the cost of the tour for a 1 hour and 15 minute tour of a...More

1  Thank luna24
Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had a great time at Laura's plantation with our guide Joseph. As you visit the plantation, you get to learn about Laura's family and their relations with their slaves. I would definitely recommend the visit. I just regret that there is not that much...More

Thank Marine s
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Laura Plantation's tour is very oriented, the view point being the owners' family story. We took the tour in French - which by the way ended up with a small group - and our guide, Joseph was very friendly and open to questions (I mention...More

Thank dr6
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our guide, Kati, was very informative. The tour of the home and grounds was excellent. Not only were we given a history of the home and propery, but we were told about the family and slaves in a way that made you feel more like...More

Thank SoTexGal
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This plantation is a must see if you want to gain insight into Creole culture and history as well as the plight of slaves. Don't worry if you bring children as the guides tailor their commentary to the audience. Our guide was Camile and she...More

Thank Che08
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide was Alex, a highly knowledgeable and humorous female guide with perfect thespian touch in her delivery of Creole culture and plantation history. We are glad to have her as our tour guide, she knew every minutest detail giving us a very vivid...More

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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!