Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Vacherie

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History Museum · Historic Site
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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  • 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 »
  • This house, grounds, history and tour guide Kyle are all amazing! The house is not as grand as the American plantations but is just as stunning. Kyle, our tour guide, was full of information and...  more »
  • We had an amazing experience today at Laura Plantation. Our guide, Elisabeth, was excellent; having already been to multiple plantation and cemetery tours, I can safely say that she was an exemplary guide. The tour was very informative and engaging; no part of the tour felt “scripted” or rehearsed. The plantation is beautiful and educational. Be prepared for a lot of walking! I strongly recommend taking this tour.
  • I will admit that I went in 2013, but it was amazing, and I have to imagine that it remains so. If you're looking for a tour that has both a beautiful home AND compelling information about the lives of slaves, this is the site for you. Much better interpretation of slavery than Whitney Plantation, which I visited this year. And frankly a better premise than any other plantation tour. They endeavor to look at the region from the lens of multiculturalism and "otherness." Top notch!

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