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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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Tres belle excursion avec l histoire de lafamile de laura tres bien racontee en partivulier par VICTOR, Tour en francais 2 a3 fois par jour Si on ne doit faire qu une plantation ,choisir LAURA... more »Very nice excursion with the history of lafamile of Laura very well told in particular by Victor, tour in French 2 A3 times a day if you have to do a plantation, choose Laura...
La visite de oak alley parait bien fade à coté de Laura plantation .Tout d abord merci à notre guide en français Lawson qui nous aura guidé à travers les ages les tragédies les déchirements et le dure... more »The visit to Oak Alley looks pretty bland next to Laura Plantation. First of all thanks to our guide in French Lawson who will have guided us through the ages the tragedies the heartbreak and the harshness of these slave lives but not only the difficult choices of these settlers....... The pain you feel......... humility
I moved to New Orleans several months ago and am now finding the time to explore some of the neighboring areas... if you are in the area you should ABSOLUTELY make time to visit Laura Plantation. The gift shop is lovely with a variety of options for souvenirs. If possible, request a tour with Lindie (I believe she only works on the weekends). She is a high school history teacher and also studied history of the deep south in college. As a result, she is INCREDIBLY knowledgeable and is able to provided important contextual information all the way throughout the tour. You will not regret taking some time to learn about this plantation and the people who lived and worked there, both free and enslaved.
This place was recommended, and not unjustly so. It's worth the drive from New Orleans and helps you to put a lot of history into perspective. This place was not lavish, but was a working plantation, more farm like. They had a goodly amount of information on the tour. The gift shop was well worth a good look with gifts for everyone from young children to adults including lots of food type gifts. Be sure and go over to the restaurant next door for some excellent food for lunch.
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