Historical

Laura Plantation

Vacherie, LA

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Address: 2247 Highway 18 Vacherie, LA 70090 Number: 225 265 7690 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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.


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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$25

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Children

$15 (Ages 13 to 17), $10 (Ages 6 to 12)

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Discount

$12 for Military & AAA/CAA

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Free Under

5 years

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Last Updates

2018

Any top tips?

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The tour is approximately 75-80 minutes. There is considerable walking throughout the house, grounds, gardens and slave quarters. It is about 1/4 of mile (400 meters) walk. Tours are leisurely paced and seating is provided in designated areas. Wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly for the weather.

I'm Hungry!

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Try some local Creole & Cajun fare at the B&C Seafood Restaurant right next door! Laura Plantation also sells pre-wrapped sandwiches, chips, granola, candy and other local snacks.

Healthy Eating You are more than welcome to bring your own food if consumed in the designated picnic areas

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Where is it at?

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Do not take a TAXI, UBER or LYFT service to the plantation unless your driver will wait in the parking lot for you. Laura Plantation is located in a rural area outside of these car service areas. There will be no way to get back to the city. They offer free parking too (but not overnight)

Teachers corner

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Laura Plantation offers customized tours for elementary, middle school and high school student groups. Owing to Laura’s large library of local history and documentation, specially designed GLE Benchmark tours are available for grade levels 3-12 in Social Studies and Language Arts disciplines

Can I get one of those?

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The store has a number of great gifts and souvenirs, including food, books, dolls, magnets, and information on the plantation

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The main house was built in 1805 in the raised Creole style. Therefore, the basement is ground level; however, the main floor of the house requires 15 steps up/down to enter/exit. The slave cabin is 3 steps up/down. There are no elevators or ramps. If you can manage the stairs and have your companions carry their wheelchair or walker up the stairs that is feasible. Laura Plantation does not provide wheelchairs. The gift shop & restroom buildings are accessible by wheelchair and ramps. Pathways are either bricked or graveled.

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When can we go?

Ticket sales begin 9:30am, first tour 10am, & last tour 4pm.

Closed only New Years Day, Mardi Gras Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, (last tour 12pm on July 4th and Dec 24th)

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