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Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Very Informative”
Reviewed October 18, 2009

Visited here while on holiday from Scotland.Our tour guide for the day was Mezee , she was very friendly and very informative. If you visit here be sure to follow it up in New Orleans by visiting the Town Houses that the Plantation owners did their entertaining in.
Great value for Money.Very easy to find.

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Ottawa, Canada
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“A Different plantation - no white pillers, just lots of history”
Reviewed October 10, 2009

This is a plantation house built in the creole style - it was meant to be a working farm, not the principal residence of the owners. The history of the women who ran the place for a couple of hundred years is fascinating.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Skip this one”
Reviewed July 28, 2009

We completed a tour of the plantation on the lower Mississippi and this one is last on everyone's list in our group. Inaccurate information provided by our guide. The house is fairly modest, and in rather poor shape. Save your money and time at some of the better homes in the area, Houmas, St. Joesph, San Francisco, Destrehan, Nottoway are all a better choice for spending your time and money.

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Southern California
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“Well worth the stop, don't let looks fool you”
Reviewed July 18, 2009

I was at Laura Plantation today. We first went to Oak Alley since we had limited time and had a flight to catch. Drove past Laura and it didn't look like a Hollywood movie set plantation, so we continued on to Oak Alley first. The setting of Oak Alley is beautiful, live oak trees are breath-taking. The tour was.... ok. Finished and went to Laura. First, the tour at Laura is a good 1/2 hour longer than it is at Oak Alley. The history goes much deeper and the guide is knowledgeable. I didn't get the impression that the guide had recited his script.

Our tour guide was Stephen and he was exceptional. He really made our visit to Laura Plantation something special. The history behind the Creole Plantation was something I'd never been taught (being from NY and CA). You don't peek in rooms, you walk through them.

I highly recommend the Laura Plantation tour.

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Rogers, Minnesota
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“At Laura Plantation, history comes to life”
Reviewed June 22, 2009

My wife and 2 young girls recently visited Laura Plantation and have to say, this tour was the best compared to the other plantation tours we experienced. The stories found here are compelling, human and often times very funny. Our tour guide Meezee was wonderful. She made history come alive where you get a sense of how life actually was on a plantation. Highly recommend.

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