Laura Plantation Tours

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Steeped in history far richer than the former plantation owners could have dreamed of owning, the Laura Plantation lies just beyond the reaches of the Greater New Orleans area. Originally built in 1804 by a French naval veteran of the American Revolution by the name of Guillaume Duparc, the plantation was erected on the site of an old Colapissa Indian village. A Creole-owned sugar plantation, the Laura Plantation differed from most plantations in its Code Noir ethics, its somewhat removed societal circumstances, and its beautiful sprawling sugar plantation landscape. Touring this iconographic plantation, you’ll learn the difference between Creoles and Cajuns, hear chilling ghost stories, and see how a bygone way of life now heralds itself as one of the top Louisiana cultural attractions.

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From New Orleans, the Laura Plantation is off of Exit 194 on I-10 West. Go 4 miles south on HWY 641 to the BIG Mississippi River bridge. Cross the bridge & immediately take the FIRST ramp exit on your right. At the levee, turn LEFT and drive 4 miles to Laura Plantation. The first tour of the day begins at 10:00 am, the final at 4:00 pm. Adult tickets are $18.
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Address: 2247 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA 70090, USA
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Hours: Open daily, except certain major holidays. Ticket office opens at 9:30am, first tour of the day begins 10am and the final tour begins at 4pm.
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Admission: Adult $18, Child $6
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Discover New Orleans’ Cajun and Creole cultures on this full‐day swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. In a small group, head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun living and spot native wildlife. Then visit Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation to view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades and sugar cane fields. Upgrade your ticket to include a 2-hour, high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Double Plantation Tour in New Orleans

Combine visits to two historical Louisiana plantations, with transportation in between, during this 7.5-hour tour from New Orleans. Journey up the scenic Great River Road to reach Oak Alley Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. Choose two options when booking; admission price to each plantation included.
  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Steep yourself in American history on this 6-hour tour of Oak Alley and Laura plantations that comes with convenient hotel transport from 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.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans

Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ rich and conflicted past on a small‐group plantation tour. Take a 6‐hour journey through Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation, spying other historic plantations as you travel the Great River Road. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantations’ fascinating — and often somber — histories from expert guides.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Laura Plantation Tour With Private Transportation

Get an in-depth look at life in the Old South on a private half-day tour of Laura Plantation from New Orleans. In a personal group, travel by luxury van out to this renowned site, a Creole plantation marked by its richly colored manor house. Tour the manor’s stately rooms, view Creole architecture, stroll through vibrant gardens and sugar cane fields, and hear historic tales of the slave-run estate from expert guides.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Plus Swamp Tour from New Orleans

Escape the city on a full-day tour that combines a swamp tour with stops at historic plantations. After a convenient pickup at your New Orleans hotel, your driver-guide takes you on a journey through the Old South. Visit antebellum mansions, sip mint juleps, eat lunch at a Cajun restaurant, and learn about the region’s rich and troubled history. Cap off your day trip with a tour through the Louisiana swamplands.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Plantation Brunch and Swamp Experience from New Orleans

Take a break from the city to explore the history and natural landscape of Southern Louisiana. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of navigating on your own, as well as ensures you learn little–known facts and stories about two infamous plantations and Cajun swamp life. Included in this tour is a full brunch of regional specialties, including crawfish and Cajun smoked sausage.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Laura Plantation Tour

One of America’s top-rated historical tours, this guided visit to Laura Plantation revisits one of the darkest chapters in US history. Learn about the Creole women and children who once toiled as slaves in this early 19th-century estate, and enter the original slave cabins where Br'er Rabbit’s famous folktales were recorded. Tours include transfers from New Orleans, admission tickets, and live commentary.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Oak Alley and Laura Tour With Private Transportation

Step through time to plantation-era Louisiana on a small-group tour to Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans. Board a private luxury van and take 6-hour journey thorough the Mississippi Valley, spying historic plantations as you travel first to Laura Plantation, where you’ll tour the vibrant Creole manor, outbuildings and gardens, then continue to prestigious Oak Alley to view stunning Greek Revival architecture and oak-lined esplanades.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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