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  2. Vacherie
  3. Mississippi River

From New Orleans: Laura Plantation Experience

Product ID: 145620
Step beyond the myths of the American South and discover Laura Plantation - a major sugar plantation located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Tour the main house, grounds and slave quarters and gain historical insights.
About this ticket
Duration: 5.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy time away from busy French Quarter
  • Tour a historic plantation home
  • Experience history and culture with your local guide
Full description
Take one of the top historical plantation tours in the Mississippi Valley. After pick-up from your hotel in New Orleans, travel for about 80 minutes on a bus to Laura Plantation. Laura Plantation is a restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Vacherie, Louisiana. The plantation was run by four Creole women, most notable, was Laura, from where the plantation gets its name. The women ran the plantation for over 60 years, using slave labor to do it.

Get to view and enter the slave quarters, as part of this tour. Hear stories of all aspects of the plantation life. The plantation house was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003, but it was rebuilt to the original design using building materials from antique homes that was disassembled and sold off in pieces. The rebuilding process, is a story in itself. The house tour lasts around 75 minutes.

Formerly known as Duparc Plantation, Laura Plantation is significant for its early 19th-century Créole-style raised big house and several surviving outbuildings, including two slave cabins. It is one of only 15 plantation complexes in Louisiana with this many complete structures. Because of its historical importance, the plantation is on the national register of historic places. The site, in St. James Parish, Louisiana, is also included on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.
Includes
  • Guided tour of Laura Plantation
  • Roundtrip transportation from and to your New Orleans hotel
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and refreshments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• A portion of the tour takes place outdoors, good walking shoes suggested
• Due to the homes historic nature, access to the second floor (the main living quarters) is by stairs only
• Please call the local operator 24 hours before your tour to arrange pick-up from your hotel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The plantation and our guide Steven were both very enjoyable, learned many new things. However, the transportation partner Alert Transport was disappointing: very late pick up - had to call twice to make sure we were not forgotten and then had to walk to a different pick up location; driver was fidgety and distracted and drove above the speed limits, I guess to make up lost time. The ongoing renovations at Laura will be fun to see if I get back in the future.

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March 27, 2019

The plantation and our guide Steven were both very enjoyable, learned many new things. However, the transportation partner Alert Transport was disappointing: very late pick up - had to call twice to make sure we were not forgotten and then had to walk to a different pick up location; driver was fidgety and distracted and drove above the speed limits, I guess to make up lost time. The ongoing renovations at Laura will be fun to see if I get back in the future.

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March 27, 2019

December 23, 2019

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Louisiana Tour Company

Product ID: 145620