Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Vacherie

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#7 of 75 in Historic Sites in Louisiana
Your guide at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site 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: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and other Vacherie attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is definitely worth it. The story of slavery from the perspective of "masters". Really better than I imagined. The Guide Kati was indeed very good.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The parents and family of singer/songwriter Fats Domino, whose version of Blueberry Hill won him national acclaim, once lived on Laura Plantation on the Great River Road in Vacherie, Louisiana. But La...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Laura Plantation is not a grand movie set type of plantation, but it is very beautiful, and more historic than most. Our tour guide Katie was fantastic. Not only informative and a great story teller, ...  more »

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