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Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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Laura Plantation Tour
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

My mother and I visited Laura Plantation and we are both so glad we did. There are several plantation tours in the general area to choose from, and we feel lucky to have picked Laura Plantation. The cost was $18 per adult, and it was well worth the price. The grounds are beautiful and the history of the plantation is rich. Joey was our tour guide and he was absolutely fantastic! He had a great way of relating the history of the plantation, while not being boring at all. My mother and I enjoyed the tour so much that we purchased Laura's book of memories. I absolutely recommend this tour--it is not to be missed if you are in the area!

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Really enjoyed this tour! Our tour-guided Carol was well informed on the plantation history! We was able see some of the old structures from the 1800s. It's a must see! A beautiful well maintain Creole plantation!

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I visited the Plantation on the Cajun Encounters tour, and was really impressed. It's a Creole Planatation which means it's a bit different then the typical American Plantation. Our guide Bryan was very engaging and was well versed in the history of Laura during it's glory days of the 1800's. Much of the remaining buildings on the property are original with minimal renovation, and it's obvious. I appreciate history, and was not let down. They know the history of the property becasue it's namesake, Laura, wrote memoirs about her family and their time there, and this is how the tour is organized and presented. The plantation is over 200 years old, and has only been owned by 2 families so there's a lot of history and authenticity to this tour. It was neat to see the original buildings that were the slave cabins, and hear about the former residents of the property. The grounds are very pretty as well. Laura's history and property are impressive enough, but our excellent guidemake this visit very memorable. We also visited Oak Alley, which was gorgeous but it feels too recreated and showy. If you want authentic, original history, visit Laura, if you want well landscaped and recreation, go to Oak Alley. OR, go to both to appreciate what they each have to offer.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Loved this Cajun plantation. Our tour guide was Joey, who did a great job in bringing the plantation's history to life. The plantation and grounds are beautiful. The tour is well paced. Don't miss this plantation.

1  Thank Linda J
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Did the Laura plantation after reading good reviews here, and it was an interesting visit indeed. Learned a lot about the Creole way of life and the stories of the families who lived there. In general very good, but to be perfect the tour groups would have to be smaller, and there should be possibilities of experiencing the are alone as well.

Thank Thomas1406
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