Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Vacherie

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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. Plan to visit Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site during your Vacherie vacation using our convenient Vacherie trip itinerary website .
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  • In less than 90 minutes, you travel more than 200 years and 4 generations to learn how this plantation came into being through the stories of both the owners and the slaves. We hear some of their stor...  more »
  • So, I have to write that we went out to plantations of presidents over in DC a few years ago which in comparison are just historically more interesting and have more buildings. Now, our guide Kristin ...  more »
  • Was a very nice day was not too hot & our guide (Al) for the Laura tour was amazing. He was very knowledgeable & interactive with the group. Will definitely tell everyone about it & show all our pics.  more »
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  • After watching a segment on the PBS show "Globe Trekker" that covered the Laura Plantation, I had to visit the place for myself. I was very happy with my tour guide and the upkeep of the premises! Very worth my time and money! Educational, historical, and well organized! The Laura Plantation is BY FAR more honest with the telling of history than other plantations in the area who whitewashed history to not upset anyone. Laura Plantation wasn't worried about sugar coating history- they gave me the facts! Tip: Use the restroom before you go on the tour because there are no public restrooms during the tour. Also, have your own water bottle or purchase water from the gift shop because there is no AC inside the house or cabin and it gets warm inside. Wear comfortable shoes. If you have children or elders with you on the tour, keep an eye on them while going up/down the stairs. Thanks for reading my review!
  • Great story of history of the plantation and the family that ruled this land. Lisa- our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and gives many detailed items of the home and the people. Home very well preserved. Best plantation I've seen yet. Ask for Lisa- Great host!
  • The tour was very informative of the family that had owned this plantation. This particular plantation does not have the stunning grounds or antebellum mansion sitting upon them. This plantation is quite plain and for me it felt somewhat underwhelming. The grounds that showed what the slaves had to deal with was quite informative and very humbling to what these people had to endure on a daily basis. Overall I would recommend this plantation if you are less interested in grounds and architecture then you are in historical fact.
  • Fascinating history and great guides. Bree was our tour guide and she did a wonderful job, especially answering all of people's questions. It's neat that the tales of Brer' Rabbit can be traced back to here. I wish the gardens had been a bit more substantial. The Laura plantation has the most beautiful parking lot!
  • WOW, Ms. Camille was an outstanding guide, she was very charismatic and informative with her tour. I am not a tour guide person but she was outstanding. Loved the History lesson that was able to partake in. Very informative and eye opening. The planataion itself was very intriguing as well. Would definitely recommend.

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