From New Orleans: Laura Plantation Experience
- Enjoy time away from busy French Quarter
- Tour a historic plantation home
- Experience history and culture with your local guide
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.
- Guided tour of Laura Plantation
- Roundtrip transportation from and to your New Orleans hotel
- Live tour commentary provided in English
- Snacks and refreshments
Prepare for the activity
• 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