Laura Plantation Tour: Exploring Louisiana Creole History
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890 Ratings
Vacherie
Discover the captivating history of Laura Plantation, a Louisiana Creole sugar plantation. Explore the lives of the family and enslaved individuals who shaped this iconic estate.
Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Laura Plantation: Louisiana’s Creole Heritage Site - Take a guided tour offered daily in English and French.
    Your tour includes the Maison Principale, gardens, and original 1840s slave cabins. Hear stories of four generations of one Louisiana Creole family, free and enslaved.
What's Included
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Step past the legends of the Southern United States and delve into the intricate and personal ties among four generations of a single Louisiana Creole family, some of whom were free, others enslaved at Laura: A Creole Plantation. This significant sugar plantation, located on the shores of the Mississippi River and only an hour’s distance from New Orleans, includes a 70-minute tour led by an informed guide. Your guide will relay the rich tapestry of Creole history as seen through the experiences of the family that held the ownership of Laura Plantation across many generations. As part of your tour, visit the main house, the property, and the slave quarters, and develop an understanding of the individuals who resided and worked here for hundreds of years.

  • Good walking shoes suggested
  • A portion of the tour takes place outdoors
  • Only the ground floor of the main house is ADA accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Location
Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Créole Heritage Site
Louisiana 18
YOU must drive yourself to the plantation. Ticket does not include transportation to/from the plantation. Do not take taxis, Uber or Lyft. If you take one of these services you will not find one to take you back to city. Plantation is located in a rural area.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Experience385550
Apr 2, 2024
Informative, interesting and entertaining - This was not our initial choice of plantation to visit but boy were we glad we ended up here. The guide, I think her name was Pam, was superb. Very interesting, all about the family members and life back then. Like she said, it’s not about the crystal or the furniture, it’s about the people. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
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Pattyann45
Mar 29, 2024
Life on Sugar CanePlantation - We had a wonderful tour guide, Renee, who had generations of local knowledge. Great perspective on French creole life.
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Clark
Mar 29, 2024
Fascinating Family history tour - Here you get a fascinating history of the family that built and owned this beautiful property. Instead of the usual whitewashed version, you'll get insight into the interwoven relationships between the owner and slave families. Very well presented, don't miss it.
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Caressa_h
Mar 27, 2024
Very interesting on how... - Very interesting on how your mind can still be enslaved after you have physically been enslaved for yrs.
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Veronica_ml
Mar 27, 2024
A very informative tour - Amazing historical site with a very informative tour, accurately depicting all the historical events that took place on the plantation. The building itself has been mostly remodeled but it still preserves the historic look and feel. My children learned a lot from this experience.
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Nicolasmv2197ja
Mar 23, 2024
Very good experience to better understand the history of slavery in Louisiana - Visiting this plantation is a very good experience which is a change from what you can find in other more “prestigious” plantations. Here we focus the visit on a story: the history of the family and the slaves at the origin of this plantation. It's fascinating and it highlights the little details that made up life in this era of slavery. The French-speaking guide Joseph was very good and fascinating to listen to. I definitely recommend taking this tour.
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Doug_k
Mar 19, 2024
Laura plantation - Our guide (Pam) was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting. I would recommend this tour to friends.
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N1666hjkathleenw
Mar 18, 2024
Worth the trip! - a wonderful experience, very educational. I love history and this was so worth it. the tour guide has such a wonderful southern creole voice. I enjoyed listening to him.
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Richard_l
Mar 26, 2024
Interesting but narrow - Being informed about Creole and sugar cane plantations. Too much focused on slavery and not enough about the plantation culture and community
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Robert
Mar 17, 2024
Good insight into plantations - We did a 2 hour tour. The history was the most interesting part for me. They would take their sugar profits and return to New Orleans to buy more slaves. The grounds were interesting including furnishings and a laborers cottage. Too much time spent on the complicated family tree.
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