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Laura Plantation, Vacherie
(4.4/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
Your guide at Laura Plantation will bring stories of past generations to life, revealing the lives of the slaves and the people who owned them here in Louisiana Creole country. Learn about those who ruled the sugarcane plantation and those who worked here in bondage. The main house, built in 1805, is filled with family heirlooms and Creole craftsmanship. You'll see everything from the basement to the galleries and offices, as well as slave cabins and the sugarcane fields still there today. Though slavery was abolished in 1865, local and migrant sugarcane workers who were paid continued to live in the plantation's slave quarters until 1977. Our Vacherie itinerary planner makes visiting Laura Plantation and other Vacherie attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We had already visited Nottoway and had a pretty good idea of the way the landed gentry lived in the antebellum south. Based on signage discussing a slave perspective, we decided to stop here as well....  more »
  • My sister and I visited Laura Plantation in October 2016. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The tour was excellent! Our guide was Steven. He was very knowledgeable about the plantation an...  more »
  • A visit which is a must if you visit Louisiana and plantations. A visit to creole french, we're immersed in the history of the plantation, of this family whose origins are in France, of life on a daily basis as well as slavery. Beautiful scenery and landscape at the edge of the Mississippi. Loved it!
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  • An excellent afternoon. The lovely grounds are well-maintained. Our tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable. The story of the people enslaved and brutalized on its grounds is paid as much attention as the families which made money off their backs. A sharp glimpse of the past.
  • Awesome experience! Informative and interesting tour. Grounds are well maintained. I only wish the guide fave morw time for questions and pictures, the tour was a bit hurried. Staff were a little preoccupied in the gift shop as well.
  • Beautifully restored. Amazing guides. This plantation is a must see if you value history.
  • Laura's plantation was AWESOME! Our awesome tour guide, Joseph made you feel as if you were really there. He told interesting stories of the four generations that lived on that plantation. I didn't want to leave! I learned more things there than the history books teach at high schools today. If you plan on touring this beautiful and peaceful plantation, make sure you have Joseph as your tour guide.
  • Very unique and enjoyed hearing the real family history of the house it is less grand than you may expect but the land gardens and house feel very authentic. They don't Hollywood-ize the house which was refreshing