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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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We did the tour at Laura Plantation and it was fantastic. Our tour guide Steven was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Kudos to him! The stories that were told about several generations of the the family were intriguing. We also did the Oak...More

Thank marsha65
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was a little disappointed in this tour. From all I had read, I expected more in depth tour/talk about slavery. Slavery was touched on, but only slightly. There are not a lot of original buildings left. The "slave quarters" we were shown may have...More

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you can pick only one plantation to visit, this is it. Unique to say the least. I have visited here at least three time and the tour guide Rocky was maybe the best.

Thank Eldena V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter took her third trip to Louisiana, where I am convinced she lived a former life. Each visit, we spend a day in the French Quarter (during daylight) and a couple of days down the Bayou with dear friends for friendship and crawfish! This...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to the plantation. Our guide, Stephen, was brilliant-so full of information! The best thing was how organized the whole experience was. When you arrive and buy your tickets you are informed when your tour will start. Not much wait at all...More

Thank BethS16
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited today, an excellent informative tour hosted by Kati, a lot of history !! Kati, certainly makes the tour, adds some drama and very knowledgeable

Thank curly0258
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kati is knowledgeable and good narrator taking us through the history. Remembering the early days of nation forming. Dark days of early slavery and glad it is abolished.

Thank KC C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our time at Laura. The plantation was meticulously kept and the grounds were beautiful. We loved the history lesson that went along with this tour. We thought Al, our tour guide, did a great job telling us about the history of Laura....the good...More

Thank Leslie P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide (Kyle)was extremely knowledge about the history of the plantation and the area. A must see plantation (creole plantation) which differs from an Anglo-Saxon plantation in architectural style.

Thank Heather N
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited a number of plantation homes whilst in the vicinity which were interesting albeit sad but Laura stood out as it allowed us to gain an insight into Creole history and plantation life which we hadn't really been exposed to before. The experience was...More

Thank Ameera S
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gussiesmaximus
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Pam V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we also drove. I would call the Plantation. It was an easy drive and care rentals reasonable for the day--when booked in advance.
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P H
February 15, 2018|
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Response from TerrisMom | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot available with plenty of "turn around" space for RV or buses.
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March 8, 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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