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01/15/2021 ~ 01/15/2021
January 2021

Laura: A Creole Plantation Tour From New Orleans By Grayline Tours

 New Orleans, LA
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Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Pontchartrain as you cross the Bonnet Carre Spillway (the flood outlet of the Mississippi River). Travel back in time to Laura: A Creole Plantation, an operating sugar farm built in 1805. Laura, a Creole Plantation, offers what has been called “the best history tour in the U.S.” Personal stories, based on thousands of pages of documents discovered in archives in France, throughout the U.S., Civil War Pension records and Laura Locoul Gore’s “Memories of the Old Plantation Home,” detail 4 generations of Laura’s Créole family, both free and enslaved. The fully guided experience includes the Big House, gardens and the original 1840s slave cabins in which the West-African folktales of Compair Lapin (later known as Br'er Rabbit) were recorded over 140 years ago.

Laura Plantation was awarded the "Top Travel Attraction in Louisiana" by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association in 2007. It was also listed among "the top 25 most popular house museums in the U.S." by the American Academy of Architecture and Design.

Activity Highlights
  • Narrated tour
  • Historical and educational tour of Laura Plantation home and grounds
  • Fascinating true-life stories of the Plantation workers

Information Regarding COVID 19

Duration: 5 Hrs.

Activity Details


What's Included
  • Admission to Laura Plantation
  • Guided tour of the Big House, gardens and slave cabins
  • Narrated motorcoach transportation
What to bring
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Due to the historic nature of the Big House, access to the second floor (the main living quarters) is by stairs only.
  • Transfers must be used in conjunction with optional tours.
Additional information
  • Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.
  • Gift shop and restroom located at the plantation.
  • The length of this tour includes travel time.
  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) are free of charge
  • Schedule and availability are subject to change. Call the number provided on your booking voucher to confirm schedule at least 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.
Reservation Requirements
Customers booking 10 or more tickets will be considered a group. The cancellation policy for groups is different. Groups of 10 or more will have a 50% non refundable deposit kept on any cancellations or changes regardless of how far out they are made. Customers are required to sign a contract and a copy of the signed contract is due within 7 days of booking to confirm your reservations, otherwise your order will be cancelled. A final guaranteed passenger count is due 72 hours prior to your tour. Decreases making total due less than the 50% deposit will not receive any refund of original deposit. Any decreases to passenger count within 72 hours will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. Additional tickets may be purchased on site based on availability however tickets will be reserved for the final guaranteed passenger count. If you would prefer to book your group booking via phone please call 800-450-7139 and ask for the groups department.

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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Laura: A Creole Plantation Tour From New Orleans By Grayline Tours

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Great Tour

about 5 years ago
Great tour! Our guide Rocky was awesome very informative and patient with the group! I would definitely recommend it

The Tour Guides Really Know Their Stuff

about 6 years ago
Let me first begin by saying this tour was the highlight of our vacation. Our tour guide, Jay, told the story so well and was very passionate about the plantation. The story of "Laura" was well told! The grounds were clean and peppered with fruit trees - they even let us take some delicious oranges back with us. Some of the slave quarters were still fully intact and the plantation home was well preserved. Although we don't speak french, they had french speaking tour guides available which was nice for international guests. And lastly, thanks to Grayline for timely transportation and a friendly driver. It was a great experience and would tell everyone to take the trip!

Great Tour For History Lover!

about 11 years ago
Going on this tour made me feel like I was going back in time for a day. I'm a history buff, and seeing the plantation in such great shape, with all the original slave cabins was more than I could ask for.
Annonymous T
about 11 years ago
I've heard this was the #1 place to visit in Louisiana. I don't quite know about that, but it was still very pretty. There was a beautiful museum, along with amazing scenery strewn throughout the house and yard.
Annonymous T