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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 6 days ago via mobile

If you go I'd recommend trying to have Stephen as your tour guide; you won't be disappointed. He was very passionate about the history and answered lots of questions. There were some disruptive infants and children but that was the only negative thing. The tour...More

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was pretty good but they sure packed us in. There were 30 people in our group! It was very uncomfortable. We barely all fit in each of the rooms. Also, the guide didn't wait for everyone to get into each room before beginning...More

Thank grgNOLA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the plantation as part of day excursion from New Orleans, this was the 2nd plantation which we visited, with the Oak Alley Plantation being the first stop. This plantation gives a different view into the plantation life and family history the owners. The guide...More

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I decided to come here, as we had done the Oak Alley Plantation tour last year and wanted something new. Nothing really beats the grounds at Oak Alley, but I have to say that the tour at Laura Plantation was better and...More

Thank Katwhack
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tour - it was very interesting and our tour guide definitely knew all about the plantation and history. He was a very good story teller - and definitely passionate about the people who lived there. He did get very upset at one...More

Thank jenmc74
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
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7 March 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
21 January 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.
31 August 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!