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Vacherie, United States
Laura Plantation Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover four generations of Creole history at the Laura Plantation with an informative tour of this well-preserved estate. Located just an hour from New Orleans on the Great River Road, Laura Plantation was founded in 1804 and provides a vivid window into Louisiana's Creole past. Learn about the family and slaves who lived here during a guided tour of the manor house, slave quarters, sugar fields and gardens.
  • Guided tour with admission to Laura Plantation
  • Follow your knowledgeable guide through the plantation’s main house, slave quarters and gardens
  • Admire the Creole-style raised maison principale (main house), built in 1805
  • Learn about the Creole culture that thrived in Louisiana for more than 200 years

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Your guide brings the past into vivid detail as you explore this sugar plantation and hear an intimate, honest examination of the Creole family that lived here.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

2247 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090, USA

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Laura Plantation provides a unique opportunity to learn about Louisiana’s Creole past, thanks to detailed surviving records kept by the family who lived here for four generations. The remarkably well-maintained estate is included on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Make your own way to the plantation, located an easy 1-hour drive from New Orleans along the Great River Road that follows the Mississippi. 

Once you arrive, follow a knowledgeable guide on a tour of the plantation’s furnished, 24,000-square-foot (7,315-square-meter) mansion, slave quarters, intricate gardens and sugar fields. Learn about the French-descended Duparc family who founded in the plantation in 1804. Much of what is known about the plantation’s inhabitants is gathered from the memoir of fourth-generation family member Laura Locoul, in addition to records discovered in the French National Archive.

The honest and informative tour takes a close look at the various personalities of the plantation owners, plus the unique influences of the Creole culture that thrived in Louisiana for more than 200 years. After your tour, you can continue exploring independently with a visit to other plantations along the Great River Road.
Itinerary
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Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
-A guided tour offered daily in English/French. -Tour includes Maison Principale, gardens, original 1840s slave cabins. -Stories of 4 generations of one Louisiana Creole family, free and enslaved.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Tour is offered in French 1pm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Laura Plantation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Laura Plantation Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Laura Plantation Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Laura Plantation Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Laura Plantation Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Laura Plantation Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Laura Plantation Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don’t tell the tour operators but, the tour is way under priced!" See review
  • "This is a great tour for locals as well as visitors to Louisiana." See review

Reviews

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Awesome tour
Stephanne_P
, Aug 2021
Kyle was excellent and very informative. He answered all our questions. The tour is definitely one I would suggest.
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A step back to view my roots
Tiara_K
, Aug 2021
It was a good experience great knowledge of the plantation I never been to a slave plantation before I will visit again in the near future
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Great way to learn more about history.
Laura_S
, Jul 2021
They tour guide gave us dome great information. He was very interesting. His name is Kyle. I didn't know they difference between Creole and American slaves. As interesting to know that Creole slaves were educated.
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Laura Plantation
Dr_Cooper
, Jul 2021
The fact that slaves on that plantation were not released until 1977. The fact that her retirement home was just as big as her mansion and only 500 feet from her plantation house. The vanilla fragrance in the gift shop was phenomenal.
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Laura Plantation Tour
Lamar_B
, Jul 2021
Enjoyed the whole tour and learned a lot about the history/culture of the Laura Plantation...the tour guide was awesome (I believe her name was Lidia) but she was very passionate and she articulated herself very well...she thoroughly explained during the tour and that it plain and very simple to understand/comprehend was happened at the Laura Plantation...really enjoyed the tour!!!
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Well Worth The Trip
Myra_M
, Jun 2021
The tour guide, Krystyn, was excellent . The historical info shared was exceptional. We also spent time in the museum and gift shop.
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Crystal was great!
Michelle_H
, Jun 2021
Crystal was my guide and she was fabulous! I learned so much. I have already told several people about my visit. I highly recommend this plantation visiting experience.
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Real News!!!
Thaddeus_B
, Jun 2021
Please keep supporting this establishment. The history lesson is invaluable. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
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Perfect tour!
Joanna_G
, Jun 2021
Perfect tour! I wanted to see a Plantation but hear and see more about what it was like for the slaves living on the Plantation. This tour had it all And It was the perfect amount of time not too long or too short. Definitely recommend!
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Awesome Experience
Grace_G
, Jun 2021
It really stuck with me that their were still freed slaves still living on and working on the plantation in 1977!!!
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