Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Go beyond the myths of the American South at Laura, where intimate, first-hand accounts explore the lives of four 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. Along the Great River Road only 50 minutes from New Orleans, 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 10:00 AM until the last tour of the day at 3:20 PM.
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  • Christina N
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oak Alley and Sarah
    This was a beautiful tour, everything was lovely and the tour guides were very informative and eager to answer questions. Most of the information related to the generations of families living in the main homes. I would have liked a little more information on the slaves lives but maybe no history could be found. One of the tour guides was a little bit grouchy and very programmed in what he said. He didn’t seem to be having much fun. But overall it was wonderful. My favorite part was the magnificent live oak trees.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Ciol C
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recommend
    The tour was good, with some nice explanations. We had the tour in french with a nice young girl. Only thing disappointing was, at the end of the tour you can’t take anymore pictures, you have to leave. I think it’s nice for people to take a few minutes for themselves to really imagine the place. I would recommend this place.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 3, 2023
  • Dreamer524502
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Insightful Historical Tour. Highly recommend.
    This guided tour gave me a fascinating glimpse into the lives of four generations of a Creole family and the enslaved people who built and worked on the plantation. I appreciated hearing honest stories about power and wealth that make me curious to learn more. Bring your children for an important history lesson! However, I wouldn’t recommend this tour for toddlers or preschoolers as there’s a lot of listening required.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Jepsonclough
    Adlington, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour
    We knew little of plantation life in Louisianna (didn't even know it was sugar not cotton) but the tour enlightened us to all aspects of life. The good (women running businesses in 19th century) and the bad (slavery) were covered by our excellent guide. His telling the story of the plantation through individual stories made it all feel real. I can't walk far or stand for long but was able to manage the tour as there are seats at all the stopping points.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Teresa C
    Edwardsville, Illinois105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Creole Plantation Tour
    We were on way to FL and decided to travel to New Orleans first and spend a day doing Plantation Tours. We wanted a Creole Plantation and I’m glad to picked Laura. Awesome afternoon with our guide, who was very knowledgeable about every generation as well as the slaves who lived there. Highly recommend!!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 12, 2024
  • caroline n
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative and enjoyable
    Unbelievable trip. It is a working sugarcane farm. No columns no mansion like Oak Alley. However, Pam our guide really told us about the intrigue and suspense concerning the family. She was a wealth of information. It made the trip so exciting.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 13, 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The tour itself was great! Are tour guide name was Kristyn who was very informative and really gave a great presentation and was very formative. She was very personable and knew her history. She took her time and answered all questions.
Written June 14, 2024
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John W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
We really enjoyed the tour.
You have to go on a guided tour as some of the structures are dangerous.
Written June 14, 2024
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Latasha S
Milwaukee, WI153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The tour guide was very passionate about the history of the plantation and articulated the information well. I learned a lot and recommend this tour to all. Especially since these things are not being taught in school anymore. They should emphasize the museum more as it is separate from the tour. As a black person, the more detailed lives of slaves and their descendants is much more interesting to me, integrates the background political status and how it affected the family. I like that it doesn't totally gloss over the horrible tradition of slavery.
Written June 13, 2024
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andre h
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
My tour guide was the best tour guide ever. It sucks i don't remember her name because i remembered everything she said. Linda maybe Or Lydia. whatever the case, let me tell my story. Im from California but have a Creol, Hatian African and Indian heritage. I got the brochure from my hotel when checking in at the residence inn in the French quarter. My wife said i should go to Lauras i thought i should go to Destrehan. I listened to my my wife and made my way to Lauras for my 11:30 reservation on 06/05/2024 and after driving about 35 minutes i made a wrong turn into the sugar cane fields and i got stuck in the mud in the fields. Front wheel drive no way out. I called Lauras and the sweet. receptionist put everything on hold and orchestrated a tractor to come and pull me out. she was so loving and nice. Though, i have too much pride and motivation i managed a way to get unstuck while in reverse spinning my rental car in multiple directions but i finally made it back to dry land and called the sweet receptionist back and told her to cancle the tractor. By the way, i wasn't on. their property but i think the wrong persons property. But i made it out and missed my 11:30 reservation thoough i was in communication with the sweet receptionist and she rescheduled me for 12:00 P.M. haam so happy this all happened to me. Trying to get out of the bumper deep mud was one of the hardest things ive done in a long time. But i made it out, as i looked behind me while my wheels were spinning i just deeply felt connected to the slaves that had tilled these very fields and just knew that i had to make it out on my own. And i did. Fast forward back to Lauras. i Arrived at 11:45 AM mud and dirt all over me and i met the sweet receptionsist i spoke with on the phone, she showed me to the restroom where i cleaned than i barely made it to my new timed tour. From the beggining to the end i was thrilled with the intelligence , knowledge, and understanding that our tour guide had on this property and just for the whole slave trade from the business aspect but also from the slaves aspect. She was the best ever. I use to be a tour guide and i was really good but she is a 1000 times better than me. My family is coming out to New Orleans soon, and i will be going back with them, if she is not available we wont do the tour. She was so connected to the tourist and her story and the knowledge. The tour was great. Shortly after i went to Destrehan plantation and it was scripted and for show and for donations. I promise i have no connections to Lauras plantations but this has been the great experiences i've had since i've been in Louisiana for the last 3 weeks. Thank you tour guide. I swear im going to remember your name. Again, i arrived for the 12:00 pm tour on 06/05/2024.
Written June 6, 2024
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Maria A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The way they preserved the main house is awesome. Our guide Amiele is very professional and very knowledgeable. Thank you for the beautiful coverage.
Written June 4, 2024
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Bevker
Austin, TX64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Learned a lot about creole life, the family that lived at the Plantation and the history of what the slaves experienced during that time. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very patient with the group ensuring no one was left out. Their gift shop has a large selection and I recommend checking that out. I had shown up a day before my actual reservations, but they were very accommodating! The gift shop and plantation home both have AC. Our only issue was the heat, which caused us to end our tour a little early. I was traveling with my 80 year old father.
Written June 2, 2024
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Jessica 7Run2
Council Bluffs, IA70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
After having gone to the Laura, Oak Alley, and Houmas Plantations, I think the Laura plantation was the most authentic and upfront about slavery. The tour guide and staff were amazing! We arrived a little late and were unable to join the next tour time due to other obligations. They happily brought us in to our original tour group late and even had another knowledgeable tour guide give us a quick recap of what was likely covered in the time we missed on the way out to the group, which was unexpected and much appreciated. Above and beyond!
Written June 1, 2024
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BHD11
Carpinteria, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This tour was amazing, the guide Jay was very knowledgeable, and he did an excellent job telling us about the history of The Laura Planation. The tour size was small but intimate. We learned a lot about Plantation life in general from Jay. We also visited the Oak Alley Plantation; I recommend visiting the Laura Plantation over Oak Alley if you only have time for one.
Written May 29, 2024
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alison i
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The trip was very educational and the grounds very pretty. The history kept my attention by our tour guide. The main meeting place had a lot to offer
Written May 28, 2024
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Odalys R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We have been on this tour in the past and wanted to bring our children this time. The beauty of the plantation and the retelling of its history never disappoints us. We highly recommend visiting The Laura Plantation.
Written May 27, 2024
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