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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  • First time I've ever visited a plantation. Driving there by myself, what I recommend at this point to be independent, my tour guide Logan was excellent! The huge amount of information and historical facts based on the former living family here was overwhelming. The stories Logan told about the living situation of the Creole family as well as the slaves where intense. I was thinking I know a lot about the history, I heard much more! Who wants to learn about the facts and the stories of slavery and the surprising stories after slavery ended, must go there. Thank you, Logan, for your very interesting and detailed history lesson!
  • Went to Laura and Oak Alley Plantations, but this was the best! Our tour guide was so interesting and knowledgeable. Could answer any question we threw at him...Stephen, I believe, was his name. You really get a feel of what it was like to live back then. Highly recommend!!
  • Our tour guide was Kyle and he was fantastic! The plantation itself is beautiful, and the tours are well planned and spaced so that you can get pictures and explore without overcrowding. We had been between this tour and the Whitney Plantation tour. Definitely happy that we chose this one - lots of history and stories that keep it entertaining and educational. Every year they discover more and add more detail to the tour. Would definitely recommend!
  • Our tour guide Cameron was Amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable and it was evident he appreciated the rich culture of the plantation. He presented both the good and bad aspects of the plantation and the relationships that were complex among owners and dwellers. He presented history accurately of both plantation owners and slaves. The house is beautiful and the most of the structure is still original. I loved this tour and most of all I learned a lot. I highly recommend this tour, it's a must see if you visit Louisiana.

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