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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow! And to think we almost skipped this Plantation! This was the best plantation tour we've been on! Our tour guide, AL was such a joy. What a passionate young man. His storytelling and knowledge of Laura plantation is truly captivating. If you ever have...More

Thank w0rldtraveler105
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great if you love history. Very informational. The trip from the hotel in New Orleans was about an hour and a half each way. Comfortable ride on tour bus. We saw the Mississippi River and the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome, where the NFL Saints play. Gift...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was challenging finding a plantation to visit that had a mixture of grandeur and slave life reality. This was the one I picked and I wasn't disappointed. What surprises me is how unhappy the women who ran this plantation were. It was also shocking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique tour, we really enjoyed learning about the history, architecture and families that inhabited the plantation. Our guide Rocky was very informative, answered every question and really seemed to enjoy sharing his knowledge with our group. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Christopher K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was so many things. Heartbreaking, beautiful, interesting and moving. My guide’s name was Al and he and his family have been living in this area for hundreds of years. He did an incredible job of bringing Laura to life. The tour was truly...More

Thank elijahdoll
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This plantation's story is very interesting. Kati, our tour guide was amazing! She is so very personable. Kati ensured we were informed of all the bits and pieces within the walls of Laura. She made us laugh. Excellent tour to begin with but INCREDIBLE guide....More

Thank Lindsay G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the plantation on the first day of our New Orleans visit. We are still talking about it. Excellent information on the family who lived here, and the slaves. So much information to digest. Rose was a fabulous guide. Thank you.

Thank newb2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last day of our New Orleans vacation we visited this plantation along the Mississippi River. Our tour director Al really made the story of this Plantation come to life and gave us a good feel for the history of the area. He read...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent!!! I was transported to the past and to the living days of the plantation by the way the amazing English tour guide took us through the place. I never had somebody recreating a story in such vivid way. I can't remember her name but...More

Thank RosanaWA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Lisa was so interesting. A descendent of the second family who lived at Laura she was passionate about Laura. Very honest about the strengths and weaknesses off the people who lived at Laura. The small slave museum is excellent. Very informative.

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P H
15 February 2018|
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Response from Christopher K | Reviewed this property |
Agreed I can’t see it being a problem the lot is large enough to accommodate RVs
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Cantrall
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
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waverley7
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.
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