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05/22/2019 ~ 05/28/2019
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Laura: A Creole Plantation Tour - Drive Out Tickets

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At Laura: A Creole Plantation, you'll step beyond the myths of the American South and walk in the footsteps of four generations of one Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved. Immerse yourself in a story told by knowledgeable, passionate guides about REAL people, free and enslaved, and how they REALLY lived on this circa 1805 sugar plantation. Tours recount first-hand, personal stories discovered in the U.S. and France of four generations of free and enslaved Louisiana Créole women. Fully guided experience includes the Big House, gardens and original 1840s slave cabins, inhabited by descendants of enslaved West-Africans until 1977. Museum exhibit "From the Big House to the Quarters: Slavery on Laura Plantation" presents detailed biographies of enslaved women and children, as well as the enslaved men who escaped the farm to fight in the Union Army. The ever-evolving story transports you beyond the myths of the American South into the lost world of Louisiana Créoles. Visit this historic sugar farmstead and experience what has been called “the best history tour in the U.S.”

Activity Highlights
  • Hear first-hand, intimate accounts of owners, women, children, and slaves
  • Drive yourself and join one of our regularly scheduled guided tours
  • Enjoy an authentic experience beyond the myths of the Old South
  • Great for couples, families and seniors.

Duration: Varies

What's Included
  • Ticket for entry
  • Narrated tour
  • Museum exhibit "From the Big House to the Quarters: Slavery on Laura Plantation"
What to bring
  • Camera
Restrictions
  • Due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
  • Self-guided tours are prohibited.
Additional information
  • Laura Plantation is open 7 days a week, from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.
  • The guided tour of the main house, gardens and slave quarters lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
  • Photos and videos are allowed inside the house on this tour.
  • Tours are provided on a first come first serve basis. No times are required to be selected upon booking.
  • The ticket office opens at 9:30 AM and tours begin at 10 AM, running every 40 minutes throughout the day until the last tour departs at 4 PM.
  • Free parking available on-site.
  • A moderate amount of walking is required to complete this tour.
  • Although not required, it is appreciated and encouraged to tip your tour guide.
  • Children 5 & under are free of charge.
  • Rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to guides.
  • On July 4 & Dec 24, the last tour is at 12 Noon.
  • No tours on Mardi Gras day.
Cancellation policy

No refunds will be given on the voucher unless plantation is closed. If the plantation is closed for weather, please call us at 850-424-5125 to make other arrangements. Transportation is not provided for this tour so please be sure you have transportation before booking. Online tickets are non-refundable, however, tickets are valid up to 30 days from the purchase date should your plans change. If for some reason you need to change the date you booked for please call us at 850-424-5125 for a ticket transfer date.

Location
2247 Highway 18 Vacherie, LA 70090

Laura: A Creole Plantation Tour - Drive Out Tickets

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Great guide
about 2 months ago
Kyle was a terrific guide. His knowledge and easy going way made the tour really fun and informative. Also loved his accent.
Rodrick D
Great a most see
about 5 months ago
We had a great time, our tour guide was great and really knew her stuff. Lindle I believe was her name she was awesome and very passionate about the history there and in Louisiana. I had several teenagers with me that did not even want to go but by the end they were happy they did.
Kathryn Singer
Good
about 7 months ago
We enjoyed our time and learned lots of history, thank you for a great time.
Chris V
Kyle is the best tour guide!
about 8 months ago
Finding the plantation on River Road was very easy and there was signs everywhere directing you to the plantation. When you pull into the gravel parking lot it is easy to find a parking space and then enter the gift shop to check in. We went on a day where it was raining on and off, so I would suggest bug spray when you go. Our guide, Kyle was wonderful! Very upbeat, loud (we were in a large group)and made the information interesting to listen to! Our tour started in the basement of the house and then we walked up stairs. Room by room there is much to learn about the owners and family of this plantation. Once outside, we were able to also tour the grounds with our guide and learn about how the slaves were treated and where they lived. Learning about the lineage of the slaves and the women that ran this plantation was the most fascinating aspects for me personally. An added bonus was finding out that "Briar Rabbit" was written there! Thank you so much to Kyle for sharing his knowledge. This is a wonderful stop on Old River Road!