Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Vacherie

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History Museum · Historic Site
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Your guide at Laura: 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: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site during your Vacherie vacation using our convenient Vacherie trip itinerary website.
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  • This was a very different spin on a plantation tour focusing on the actual people that made the place tick for several generations, both white owners and the slaves that lived there. 
    This was a very different spin on a plantation tour focusing on the actual people that made the place tick for several generations, both white owners and the slaves that lived there.  more »
  • Joined a small group of visitors for a tour of Laura Plantation House and grounds. The Creole theme is the focus of the Laura Plantation. Interesting history and enjoyable tour. Not as grand as Oak....  more
    Joined a small group of visitors for a tour of Laura Plantation House and grounds. The Creole theme is the focus of the Laura Plantation. Interesting history and enjoyable tour. Not as grand as Oak....  more »
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  • Best tour! Do not skip this one! I almost never review things on Google, but this is truly a do not miss. The plantation is not as grand as others might be, but the history presented by the guides is outstanding. Our guide, Renee, was so engaging and detailed the complex, nuanced, and difficult history of the inhabitants of the house. Cannot recommend high enough, best tour we did while in New Orleans.
  • One word: LOGAN! What an incredibly engaging tour guide. We are sitting here at dinner going through the entire tour and reiterating everything he said..just goes to show how truly engaging he was and how eager we were to learn more. I can’t believe we remember the entire family tree of Laura’s family. Who does that! It’s because he was SO remarkable of a guide. 11/10 would recommend him and the Laura Plantation if you want to learn about the real culture of the south and the way things were. THANK YOU SIR!

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