Laura Plantation Tour - New Orleans

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Overview

Delve into the history of Louisiana on a visit to Laura: A Creole Plantation, a major sugar plantation located on the banks of the Mississippi River, just one hour from New Orleans. Your admission includes a 70-minute tour with a knowledgeable guide who shares the rich history of Creole culture as seen through the lens of the family who owned Laura Plantation for generations. Tour the main house, grounds and slave quarters as you gain insight into the people who lived and worked here for centuries.

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Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Make your own way to Laura Plantation, located an easy 1-hour drive from New Orleans and the French Quarter. Located on Great River Road in the heart of New Orleans plantation country on the banks of the Mississippi River, Laura Plantation provides a window into the Creole culture that thrived in Louisiana for more than 200 years.

Your admission ticket to the plantation includes a 70-minute guided tour that details four generations of the Creole family that owned this plantation. Follow your knowledgeable guide on a tour of the 24,000-square-foot (7,315-square-meter) main house, as well as the slave quarters, three gardens and sugar fields.

Throughout the tour you learn about the family who owned the plantation, which was founded in 1804 by Guillaume Duparc, a French veteran of the American Revolution. A rich trove of family history is known, thanks to extensive documentation about the plantation discovered in the French National Archive in addition to the handwritten memoir of the last family member to own the plantation, Laura Locoul. Her book, Memories of the Old Plantation Home, was penned in 1936 in St Louis, Missouri, and is the basis for much of the tour.
Laura Plantation is one of only a handful of plantation complexes that have survived so intact. Due to its historical importance, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

After your visit, you can continue on your own to explore neighboring plantations with a different cultural influence as well as try some tasty Creole cuisine at nearby restaurants.
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Inclusions for Laura Plantation Tour

  • Local guide
  • Admission ticket
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Exclusions for Laura Plantation Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Good walking shoes suggested

A portion of the tour takes place outdoors

Only the ground floor of the main house is ADA accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Tours are offered in French at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was an informative emotional outing for me.......

  • Really great tour and place..this really focuses on the family like most plantation tours in Louisiana however unlike most they do have some actually stories, pictures and artifacts from the slaves who lived there. The house and slave quarters are well preserved. They were going to repair mother in law house but a fire happened in the main that took all the money so I would go back when that was done. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgable. As far as overall experience I feel this plantation store is the best ..there are many food items for sale that are quite usually if you aren't from the area. I picked up some pecan oil and cane jelly two things that I didn't even know existed. The book selection is really great as well. Not only modern books but replicas of old books such as a slave cookbook, creole cookbook from back then and children's books from back then like toys and games played back then..this is worth a tour

  • The tour was excellent, but a family had a toddler with them and she whined and was very distracting the whole tour. I had to purchase tickets to attend the tour, and the toddler was free of charge. I think there should be a statement saying that if children are a distraction, please take them out of the room while the tour is going on. Katy was our tour guide and she was excellent!

  • Very enlightening tour. Learned alot

  • the tour was very in formative and our guide was the best. she was very emotional at some parts of the tour that made you feel she sincerely loves her job and the history that she shared with us.

  • super , visite en Français trois fois par jour a recommender

  • Different type of plantation home with a very different story behind it!

  • Tour guide was excellent. Loved the history.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • This tour was amazing!

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