Laura Plantation—sugar plantation with a layered history
Chance to view & learn about historic Louisiana plantations
Dark past of the plantation revealed at slave quarters
Louisiana architecture influenced by trendy European styles
Scenic drive with beautiful antebellum mansions to admire
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Laura Plantation
Roundtrip transportation from and to your New Orleans hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
What you can expect
Travel back in time to the antebellum period during a guided tour of Laura Plantation, an 1805 estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the expansive grounds, and absorb facts about the generational Creole family who lived there, as well as the slave labor they relied upon.
Get picked up from your New Orleans hotel and head west along the flowing Mississippi River. Land at Laura Plantation, which was originally named L'Habitation Duparc after Guillaume Duparc, who founded the estate in 1805. Meander the beautiful garden and grounds that speak to the Creole family's outward opulence at the time.
Your next stop is at the plantation outbuildings, where 6 slave residences tell a darker side of the estate's past. Learn about the history of slave labor that the family relied upon for generations as you tour the fully restored rooms of the plantation house. Finally, pick up information about the Br'er Rabbit stories that were recorded for the first time in the United States at Laura Plantation, ending your tour on a lighter note.