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Laura: A Creole Plantation

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Address: 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
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+1 225-265-7690
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10:00 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15
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Go beyond the myths of the Old South and walk in the footsteps of 4...

Go beyond the myths of the Old South and walk in the footsteps of 4 generations of one Creole family, both free and enslaved, who lived together in complicated, intimate family relationships on this sugar plantation that remained a world apart from the United States through the first decades of the 20th century. 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 food at B&C Seafood Market and Cajun Restaurant right next door.

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Excellent tour

Hubby and I visited Laura before we went to New Orleans. Very interesting tour of a different type of plantation, since it was a Creole plantation. We saw both the plantation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I visited Laura before we went to New Orleans. Very interesting tour of a different type of plantation, since it was a Creole plantation. We saw both the plantation house and slave quarters and learned about it from the perspective of both the plantation owners and slaves. Our tour guide Lisa was excellent and very passionate about the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The home and grounds were beautiful. Definitely worth seeing. However, I am not one for guided tours. The tour guide was good, but I just prefer going at my own pace. I felt like what he had to say was important, don't get me wrong. But I would have rather read a pamphlet. He took a long time in each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the smaller plantation houses. Full of information on plantation life. VERY interesting map of plantation lands along the Mississippi River. Tour guide was very very knowledgeable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Laura Plantation has the memoirs of the last person who owned the plantation. This has allowed the tour to give a very informative experience into the life of the creole family which owned and ran this plantation. The tour guide was excellent and I would highly recommend this tour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a black person from Africa, I have a lot of difficulties visiting this type of places. For this particular visit, we had an African American woman as our guide, which I thought was good to add a much needed voice to the people who never had their voices heard on these plantations. While it was impressive to see how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was beautifully organized. I liked multiple factors about this compared to another plantation tour that I did earlier in the day. One, and most important, it was done by an African-American lending it the much-needed voice of the oppressed, and a more realistic historical perspective. Plantation tours done by older white men - talking about the glorious times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Laura 's reputation for an informative, unique focus on the people and working life of a Creole plantation is well deserved and puts it in the first rank of lower Mississippi River experiences. The guides, and Joseph in particular, have a remarkable capacity for sharing with enthusiasm. Make time for this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just visited Whitney Plantation and followed it with Laura Plantation. Our guide was Logan and he told us the stories of the family who lived there. I had a 7year old and a 10 year old and Logan did a great job keeping all of our attention. We really learned a lot about the family, Creole culture and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Laura plantation is one of a kind ! The concept is different , the history of Laura family is rich and Joseph was offering a French tour with a lot of details about slavery life . The master house is not a Strass and paillettes home ,gardens and slaves cases are in restored condition. You must go to that place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plantation is really beautiful and during the tour your will learn in detail about the live of the owners and the people who worked for them, it was very illustrative.

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