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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 2 days 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fascinating tour. No dressed up in costume staff or illusional history. The Laura plantation is the true story of the family and their slaves over 4 generations amazing guide Logan who really knew his stuff

Thank fungilover
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had one of the best guides, if not the best, that we ever had. Joseph told us of all the relationships that made this plantation what it was. It was a different kind of tour focusing on the connections between generations that lived and...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

By no means one of the more grand plantation houses like nearby, Laura Plantation was easily the highlight of a busy site seeing day in the area. It struck the perfect balance of telling the historical story of the dysfunctional Duparc family and the terrible...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The story of this family and how it connects to the plantation is what makes the tour worthwhile. It sounds as if some of them were just plain mean, especially Laura's grandmother. I would have liked to have heard more about the slaves lives, but...More

Thank kbtbsbbb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited this site with friends and we were so fortunate to be able to have a dichotomy between this and the American plantations. Beautifully restored and taken care of. The tour was amazing and Lindie did an amazing job!

Thank jrscbw
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I toured Laura Plantation with a moderately sized tour group and tour guide Rose #1 (there are two Roses on staff). I have to say that Rose did an amazing job bringing together all the family drama and the slave history. This...More

Thank HWWoman24
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an excellent tour. Our guide even related her personal life to bring the stories of Laura to life. The house is beautiful as are the grounds. They did a good job showing the beauty of the home and the history of the slaves....More

Thank Maggster29
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unsure about going to the plantations as a tourist attraction due to their history but was glad I was. The darker side of their history is treated respectfully. The land at the Laura plantation is beautiful and our tour guide (Rory?) was very...More

Thank Natalie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Tour! This is historical place... If you interested in history go see the Laura plantation. That was a last day of my trip and its quite informative day.

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8 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!