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Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

By Louisiana Tour Company
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Highlights

  • 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

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Laura Plantation

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation from and to your New Orleans hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from and to most centrally located New Orleans hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

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.

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Activity Location

  • Laura Plantation
  • Vacherie LA 70090

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • New Orleans
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