A visit to the historic Laura Plantation is stepping back in time into Louisiana's rich, fascinating, and sometimes somber history. Here, you are entering the lost world of Laura Locoul Gore and her Creole family, hearing stories and myths of the American South, and 4 generations of Creole women, both free and enslaved.
The only way to explore the Laura Plantation is via guided tour, but through this tour you really get to immerse yourself in the property and it's stories.
With the subject matter ideally for children over 12 years, you can journey through 200 years of history as you step inside The Big House, exploring its raised basement and galleries, parlors, service rooms and common rooms.
Amble through the 200 year old sugar plantation homestead, including three beautiful gardens.
Also on the grounds of the Laura Plantation are 12 buildings on the National Register, including animal barns, and the 1829 Maison de Reprise.
Then, you'll be stepping inside one of the authentic 1840s slave cabins, where those famous tales of "Br'er Rabbit" were recorded.
Once finished on the tour, you can visit the museum exhibit "From the Big House to Quarters: Slavery on Laura Plantation" as a self-guided exploration.
A New Orleans experience not to be missed.