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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 at Laura Plantation, 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. In the heart of Plantation Country 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 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 via mobile

My husband and I were reluctant to visit this plantation because we had just visited one nearby and it was extremely hot, but we read the reviews and decided to go. We were so glad we visited this old Creole plantation. Our tour guide who...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Creole plantation and grounds. Our guide Rose, knew her history. Very informative and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The tour was about an hour and 45 minutes. Didn't mind a bit. Might be a struggle for small children to listen for that length of time....More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent visit at the plantation. Our tour guide was Logan, and he was very informative! He gave us a go history of the location. Highly recommend it!

Thank Sandra V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First our guide Rose was outstanding filled full of facts and history great job. Tour is about the family and slaves of the house and plantation not the house it's self very interesting. The grounds are very pretty with fruit trees, flowers and gardens. Would...More

Thank towerkevin
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We only had time to visit one plantation and very glad that we choose Laura. The tour took about 1.5 hours and was packed with great history. Our guide Stephen has worked there for 9 years and has a deep knowledge of the plantation's history....More

Thank TNbass
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my first plantation tour, and I'm so glad I chose Laura to be the first. Our guide Al was not only wonderful and engaging, but also a part of the very heritage we were learning about. We learned all about the Creole and...More

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very educational- enjoyed a different view of Plantation life. The grounds are beautiful Our tour was definitely worth It and took approximately an hour.

Thank desirerey
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kyle did a fantastic job he was very engaging and knowledgable as were all your employees. Restrooms were very clean, thank you

Thank mlklan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the Laura Plantation was a positive experience. First, the entrance is welcoming. We purchased tickets online and saved $2/ticket. Parking was easy and close. The museum behind the gift shop is interesting. Rose, our tour guide, was informative and compassionate. She helped make the...More

Thank Tgurl1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never seen my kids so wrapped up in something. Not kids- 19 and 15- they soaked it up. Tour guide - Rose- was brilliant. Spoke about the house - the family and gave a great reflection of what slavery meant- how humans can be just...More

Thank GWBucks
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gussiesmaximus
6 April 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
15 February 2018|
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Response from RosanaWA | Reviewed this property |
I didnt see any but better contact them to be sure
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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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