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Laura Plantation Tours

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Laura Plantation
Steeped in history, the Laura Plantation lies just outside of New Orleans. Originally built in 1804 by a French naval veteran of the American Revolution, the plantation was erected on the site of a former village of the Colapissa tribe. The Creole-owned sugar plantation is now known for its extensive exhibitions on slavery and the South.

The Basics
Tour Laura Plantation to learn the difference between Creoles and Cajuns, hear ghost stories, and learn about the family who founded the plantation in 1804. There is also a permanent exhibit that recounts the personal stories of the plantation’s slaves. When it opened to the public in 1994, Laura Plantation became the first historic attraction in Louisiana to feature the stories of enslaved Africans. Guided tours explore the mansion, slave quarters, gardens, and fields.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • You must join a guided tour to see the property. 
  • Children 5 and under enter for free, but due to the subject matter, tours are best suited for ages 12 and up.
  • The plantation holds a limited number of tours in French and offers written translations in French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
  • Strollers are permitted on the property, but there are no elevators or ramps.  
  • Bring bottled water and a fan if visiting during the summer months, as well as a poncho or umbrella if rain is in the forecast.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking around the grounds.
  • Because of the region’s high humidity, temperatures in the winter months may feel much cooler than you would anticipate, so bring warm clothing.

How to Get There
Located on the Mississippi River, about an hour’s drive from New Orleans, the Laura Plantation is easiest to reach by car or tour bus: Follow Interstate 10 to Highway 641 South to LA-18 West; the plantation is at the corner of LA-18 and and Field Road. There is free parking on site.  Since the plantation is located in a rural area, taxis and ride-share services are not recommended. Some guided plantation tours offer round-trip transportation from New Orleans. 

When to Get There
The plantation holds guided tours approximately every 40 minutes from mid-morning until late in the afternoon.  The plantation is closed on major holidays.  February–May is considered the best time to visit the area.

Oak Alley Plantation
The Oak Alley estate is the kind of traditional Southern plantation popularized in movies, with a majestic walkway lined with oak trees dripping in Spanish moss. Aside from its timeless appearance, the plantation also includes exhibits about slavery and Louisiana history, as well as an on-site theater. Many tours combine visits to Oak Alley and the Laura Plantation.
Address: 2247 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA 70090, USA
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum south on a half‐day tour of Oak Alley Plantation. Take a journey through time to the manicured estate and into the gorgeous home, built in 1839. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating – and often somber – histories from expert guides.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Take a trip to either Oak Alley or Laura Plantation on this 4-hour tour from New Orleans. Explore the creole Laura Plantation, known for its historic representation of slave plantations. Or head further down to Oak Alley Plantation and stroll around the 300-year old oak trees that cover the plantation grounds with a 40-minute guided tour. See the ‘Big House,’ slave quarters, and beautiful architecture and gardens on either tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

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Go beyond the French Quarter and discover the unique Cajun and Creole cultures of New Orleans during this full-day swamp and plantation tour. Venture deep into the bayous, with a small group limited to 8, to see Cajun living and spot wildlife like alligators and pelicans. Then, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the history of Houmas House and Laura plantations. Upgrade your ticket to include a high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.00
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Laura Plantation Tour

Laura Plantation Tour

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Discover four generations of Creole history at the Laura Plantation with an informative tour of this well-preserved estate. Located just an hour from New Orleans on the Great River Road, Laura Plantation was founded in 1804 and provides a vivid window into Louisiana's Creole past. Learn about the family and slaves who lived here during a guided tour of the manor house, slave quarters, sugar fields and gardens.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Journey back in time on this full-day tour of Oak Alley and Laura plantations from New Orleans. Enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the 19th-century plantations located along the Mississippi River. Admire the famous double-row of oak trees at Oak Alley, and visit the restored Creole-style Laura Plantation with original slave cabins still standing. Gain historical insight on the guided tours, and enjoy free time to explore on your own. Hotel transport included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Catch a glimpse of the Mississippi Valley's rich and conflicted past on a historic tour of Laura Plantation from New Orleans. Take a 5.5-hour journey through this renowned site, a Creole plantation notable for colorful manor house and considered by some to be the best historic plantation in the region. View unique Creole architecture, vibrant gardens, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating — and often somber — history from your expert guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Small-Group Tour of Laura and St. Joseph Plantations from New Orleans

Small-Group Tour of Laura and St. Joseph Plantations from New Orleans

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ rich and conflicted past on a small‐group plantation tour. Take a journey through Laura Plantation and St. Joseph Plantation, spying other historic plantations as you travel the Great River Road. View stunning architecture and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantations’ fascinating—and somber—histories from expert guides.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Steep yourself in American history on this half-day tour of Oak Alley and Laura plantations that comes with convenient transport from downtown New Orleans. Both 19th-century plantations offer fantastic views of the Mississippi River. Snap shots of the famous canopied path of southern oaks that give Oak Alley its name, and gain insight into the women-run Laura plantation, where slave cabins still stand.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.89
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Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

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After a New Orleans hotel pickup, relax on board an enclosed, air-conditioned bus to the Plantation of your choice. You will be given a guided tour through the main house and some time to walk the grounds . You will then take a short ride and your at the swamps. Your invited to join us for an educational journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations.  Swamp creatures, seeing our boats daily, recognize them as part of their normal environment. Unafraid and responsive to their boat captain's call, they peak out from underbrush and between moss-draped trees and shrubs, frequently coming directly to the boat. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you can actually come within a few feet of jumping alligators.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum history and the mystic of the bayou on this 2‐day combined swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. Learn about a bygone era at Oak Alley Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane. Then head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.00
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Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation

Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation

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This is not just another drive out to the river road to visit plantations. Your driver/guide will enlighten and educate you along the way on such things as the Louisiana swamp,Lake Pontchartrain. Also giving you an overview of what the Corp of Engineers have done to prevent the next hurricane Katrina catastrophe. And host of other surprises along the way. In for a bigger savings we also offer a wide range of combination tours of the swamp and plantation together. Thank you for choosing Crescent City Tours & Transportation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.54
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Oak Alley Private Tour With Lunch

Oak Alley Private Tour With Lunch

This is a private tour with up to 12 passengers. You will have the chance to spend an afternoon exploring some of the most visited plantations in America, and be enlightened by a host of other attractions along the way. including a brief history lesson on Louisiana Swamp water ways and Bayous.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$745.60
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Double Plantation Tour. Oak Alley, Laura, or The Whitney Plantation

Double Plantation Tour. Oak Alley, Laura, or The Whitney Plantation

This is a half day tour of the old river road plantation homes. You will have a chance to see where they film movies like Django Unchained, Queen Sugar, 12 years a slave, Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks, Interview with a vampire with Brad Pitt. Also your Driver/Guide will enlighten you on a host of other attractions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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Whitney Plantation Private Tour With Round-Trip Transportation

Whitney Plantation Private Tour With Round-Trip Transportation

This is a half day tour of the old river road plantation homes. You will have a chance to see where they film movies like Django Unchained , Queen Sugar, 12 Years of Slave,Forest Gump with Tom Hanks, interview with a vampire with Brad Pitt. Also your Driver/Guide will enlighten you on a host of other attractions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$745.60
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$745.60
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Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

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Your tour guide will point out many points of interest along the way, Lake Pontchartrain,The vast marsh Land and Louisiana swamp, The site of the largest slave revolt recorded in American history Destrehan Louisiana in 1811 slavery rebellion.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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Two Plantation Tour. Whitney & Oak Alley

Two Plantation Tour. Whitney & Oak Alley

On the 2 plantation tour you get to experience both strengths of each plantation and what they have to offer as a narrative. Oak Alley you get to experience the grandeur of antebellum life in the 1800s on the magnificent property line with its beautiful 28 Oak trees. And Whitney Plantation offers the total slave narrative including the institution of slavery, the children’s story. You get to walk through the Antioch church a church that was built by the first generation of freed slaves after the Civil War. No depiction of slavery in the south would be complete without visiting these plantations.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
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Double Plantation Tour: Oak Alley and Laura

Double Plantation Tour: Oak Alley and Laura

The picturesque beauty and architecture of the Louisiana plantations are a “must” for any visitor to New Orleans. Many of these breathtaking homes are within an hour’s drive from the city. Your tour will begin with a comfortable ride out of New Orleans where your guide will share with you the origin of the Louisiana plantations, along with the effect they had on the city of New Orleans, and its residents. Along with discovering beautiful buildings, luscious gardens and historic artifacts, these homes also represent some of the darker chapters of Louisiana history. Many of the plantations will provide a focus on the lives of the slaves that brought these homes to life, and share some of the realities of the rural south during this time in our nation’s history. Upon arrival, each plantation home has its own guide to bring you through the main house, and share its specific story. Following your home tour, we will escort you around the grounds and answer any questions that may arise.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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New Orleans Plantation Tour with Transportation

New Orleans Plantation Tour with Transportation

The picturesque beauty and architecture of the Louisiana plantations are a “must” for any visitor to New Orleans. Many of these breathtaking homes are within an hour’s drive from the city. Your tour will begin with a comfortable ride out of New Orleans where your guide will share with you the origin of the Louisiana plantations, along with the effect they had on the city of New Orleans, and its residents. Along with discovering beautiful buildings, luscious gardens and historic artifacts, these homes also represent some of the darker chapters of Louisiana history. Many of the plantations will provide a focus on the lives of the slaves that brought these homes to life, and share some of the realities of the rural south during this time in our nation’s history. Upon arrival, each plantation home has its own guide to bring you through the main house, and share its specific story. Following your home tour, we will escort you around the grounds and answer any questions that may arise.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.67
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$106.67
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Private Chauffeured River Road Plantation Tour

Private Chauffeured River Road Plantation Tour

Luxurious black car service provided to groups that want to visit the famous plantations of South Louisiana without the discomfort of traveling in a large crowded bus. Take a private chauffeured tour along River Road to witness the exquisite plantation homes that line Louisiana's old "Gold Coast." This tour includes public admission for each guest to the plantation of your choice: Oak Alley, Whitney, Laura, or Evergreen.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$533.34
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Private Airboat Ride and Plantations Tour from New Orleans

Private Airboat Ride and Plantations Tour from New Orleans

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See a different side of Louisiana on this ultimate swamp and plantation tour that showcases both Cajun and Creole culture in an all-inclusive package. Enjoy a private airboat ride through cypress swamps with a gator-hunting guide before exploring antebellum history at Houmas House and Laura plantations—two of the region’s best-preserved estates. Extras include a gourmet Cajun lunch at Houmas House and private transport from New Orleans.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,380.00
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