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Laura Plantation
Laura Plantation

Laura Plantation

2247 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA, 70090

The Basics

Tour Laura Plantation to learn the difference between Creoles and Cajuns, hear ghost stories, and learn about the family who founded the plantation in 1804. There is also a permanent exhibit that recounts the personal stories of the plantation’s slaves. When it opened to the public in 1994, Laura Plantation became the first historic attraction in Louisiana to feature the stories of enslaved Africans. Guided tours explore the mansion, slave quarters, gardens, and fields.

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Laura Plantation Tour
Laura Plantation Tour
$25.00 per adult
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Our tour guide was very...
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Loved hearing about the history @
Alison_S, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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The Laura plantation...
Clifton_J, Nov 2021
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
The Laura plantation guide was excellent añd personable unlike the Oak Alley presenter. The Oak Alley tour was poorly planned and executed. Not enough time at Oak Alley for tour II n your own.
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Our tour bus guide, Nate,...
Allison_S, Oct 2021
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Our tour bus guide, Nate, was very friendly and we enjoyed his stories and jokes. Laura Plantation was our favorite tour. It had a more warm and inviting feel. Oak Alley was more formal. Both places are beautiful and would recommend to see when in the New Orleans area.
star-5
Amazing!
Tammy_O, Jun 2021
Double Plantation Tour: Oak Alley and Laura
The plantation tours were great. Laura plantation is definitely one to visit. We booked our trip with Ben, who was absolutely wonderful. He's such a nice and personable guy. I highly recommend booking tours with Ben if you plan on visiting the plantations.
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I’d definitely go again.
Jessica_J, Jun 2021
Small-Group Tour of Laura and St. Joseph Plantations from New Orleans
The whole experience was terrific!! Gazele was great!! The plantation were very clean and beautiful.
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Fun experience!
Amy_S, Nov 2021
Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
Very cool tour! Met some wonderful people along the way. The history was fascinating. The plantation was a unique learning experience. We got to feed the alligators marshmallows on the swamp tour (which is also BYOB)- very fun! (You also have time to eat at a restaurant prior to the swamp tour- plenty of time.)
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Laura plantation
Maria_L, Oct 2021
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
This was a great excursion. KP our driver was exceptionally informative and very personable I would highly recommend his bus. Laura plantation was beautiful and our tour guide Kayla was great. Highly recommend this tour.
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Enjoyable but somewhat depressing
John_H, Oct 2021
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Simply wonderful. Our driver was fantastic as he regaled us with information and facts along the way to our tour. Tour itself was interesting, informative and the main house inside and out were beautiful. The history of the plantation was both fascinating but also somewhat shameful regarding the slaves and I'm sure toned down for the subject matter.
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Very moving
Deanna_F, Oct 2021
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The tour guide Renee at Laura for an excellent job! The emotion she embodied by telling the story of this plantation and the enslaved people made all the difference.
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Love the place, very explicit the tour
Marilia_V, Oct 2021
Laura Plantation Tour
Loved it The only thing I recommend is for the guide to speak slower, also, to give more time for the pictures since we need to stay together, we cannot take more time by ourselves for the pictures
star-4
Enjoyable tour
Clarence, Jul 2021
Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
Joseph our tour guide of Laura Plantation was very knowledgeable and informative. The swamp boat tour was just OK. Not many alligators to see & not much to talk about in between gator sighting.
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Great day out of the city!
Kristin_Y, Oct 2021
Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
First time doing a plantation tour and really enjoyed it! Oak Alley is lovely and has an excellent exhibit on the life of plantation slaves. Swamp tours are always a must for us in NOLA, and this one was amazing! We were so lucky to see the 3 largest gators in their area (pictured is Winky). Captain Ron had lots of interesting tidbits about gators, the swampland, and food! Really nice day outside of the French Quarter, you won't be disappointed!
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Awesome tour
Stephanne_P, Aug 2021
Laura Plantation Tour
Kyle was excellent and very informative. He answered all our questions. The tour is definitely one I would suggest.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • You must join a guided tour to see the property.

  • Children 5 and under enter for free, but due to the subject matter, tours are best suited for ages 12 and up.

  • The plantation holds a limited number of tours in French and offers written translations in French, Spanish, Italian, and German.

  • Strollers are permitted on the property, but there are no elevators or ramps.

  • Bring bottled water and a fan if visiting during the summer months, as well as a poncho or umbrella if rain is in the forecast.

  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking around the grounds.

  • Because of the region’s high humidity, temperatures in the winter months may feel much cooler than you would anticipate, so bring warm clothing.

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How to Get There

Located on the Mississippi River, about an hour’s drive from New Orleans, the Laura Plantation is easiest to reach by car or tour bus: Follow Interstate 10 to Highway 641 South to LA-18 West; the plantation is at the corner of LA-18 and and Field Road. There is free parking on site. Since the plantation is located in a rural area, taxis and ride-share services are not recommended. Some guided plantation tours offer round-trip transportation from New Orleans.

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When to Get There

The plantation holds guided tours approximately every 40 minutes from mid-morning until late in the afternoon. The plantation is closed on major holidays. February–May is considered the best time to visit the area.

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Oak Alley Plantation

The Oak Alley estate is the kind of traditional Southern plantation popularized in movies, with a majestic walkway lined with oak trees dripping in Spanish moss. Aside from its timeless appearance, the plantation also includes exhibits about slavery and Louisiana history, as well as an on-site theater. Many tours combine visits to Oak Alley and the Laura Plantation.

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