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Laura Plantation, Vacherie

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Historic Site
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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  • Our tour guide was Kati and she was very knowledgeable about the history of the Laura plantation and all of it's inhabitants. It was eye opening to hear about the slave situation in the 1800's and eve...  more »
  • Interesting break in the Louisianaise campaign. Very interesting culturally. A bit too centered on the family living at the time in this plantation. It weighs down the visit. A little story about Louisiana and musical chairs between the Spanish, the French and the English, would be a plus, not to mention the Napoleonic escapades that led the dance.
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  • This restored plantation is a short drive away from New Orleans. We had an outstanding guide who took us on a hour long tour of the main house and a slave cabin. What was special was the way she share...  more »
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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