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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
+1 225-265-7690
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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide, Alvin, was fantastic. His brilliance shown with his knowledge of history on the plantation and Laura's family. You could see his exciting his eyes as he spoke about them. He was soft spoken yet encourage questions from his audience. The plantation was...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed yesterday

The slave quarters are well preserved. The family history is very interesting and many of their artifacts and furnishings remain in the property.

Thank Patricia V
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed this tour and would do it again. Rose was very knowledgeable and enjoys what she does. The tour covered the plantation owner's families and slave families throughout the entire grounds. Well done!

Thank craig s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed this tour so much, many tours point out all the furnishings. This tour gave the history of the family thru the years and what was happening in the state and the country at the different time periods. It was wonderful getting such insight!...More

2  Thank Dorothy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parents and family of singer/songwriter Fats Domino, whose version of Blueberry Hill won him national acclaim, once lived on Laura Plantation on the Great River Road in Vacherie, Louisiana. But Laura, a restored Creole plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi River, is...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Laura Plantation is not a grand movie set type of plantation, but it is very beautiful, and more historic than most. Our tour guide Katie was fantastic. Not only informative and a great story teller, but also great at reviewing/relating details and persons from one...More

1  Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had time to tour one plantation and after much back and forth chose Laura Plantation and I'm so glad we did. We had Kati who was the greatest tour guide. She was animated and full of knowledge. Our group was full of questions...More

1  Thank 123itsme2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 9:30 right when they opened so we could be on the first tour. It was very informative and you actually went inside the house and into most of the rooms. There is also a little museum which was very interesting.

1  Thank avshockey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not my favorite of the homes I have viewed, but I am certainly not regretting seeing it! It was really interesting and our guid was wonderful!

1  Thank Mac112206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great guided tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and allowed time for pictures and questions. Great gift shop. And a nice museum you can self tour. No roaming, you have to stay with the group.

1  Thank Kevin B
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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
21 January 2016|
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Response from blackduc | Reviewed this property |
Our group rented a car so we didn't use a tour company. The cost was about 20 to get in. There was not much walking except a hundred yards out to the slave quarters but you could opt out of that part.
31 August 2015|
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Response from MrsTeece | Reviewed this property |
We went there in the midst of a road trip and were in New Orleans the night before and were headed to Natchez so we didn't stay around there I'm afraid! Good luck!