• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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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 70-minute guided tour of the manor house, slave quarters, sugar fields and gardens.

Highlights

  • 70-minute guided tour with admission to Laura Plantation
  • Follow your knowledgeable guide through the plantation’s main house, slave quarters and gardens
  • Admire the Creole-style raised maison principale (main house), built in 1805
  • Learn about the Creole culture that thrived in Louisiana for more than 200 years

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What You Can Expect

Laura Plantation Tour

Guided Tour at Laura Plantation

Laura Plantation provides a unique opportunity to learn about Louisiana’s Creole past, thanks to detailed surviving records kept by the family who lived here for four generations. The remarkably well-maintained estate is included on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Make your own way to the plantation, located an easy 1-hour drive from New Orleans along the Great River Road that follows the Mississippi. 

Once you arrive, follow a knowledgeable guide on a 70-minute tour of the plantation’s furnished, 24,000-square-foot (7,315-square-meter) mansion, slave quarters, intricate gardens and sugar fields. Learn about the French-descended Duparc family who founded in the plantation in 1804. Much of what is known about the plantation’s inhabitants is gathered from the memoir of fourth-generation family member Laura Locoul, in addition to records discovered in the French National Archive.

The honest and informative tour takes a close look at the various personalities of the plantation owners, plus the unique influences of the Creole culture that thrived in Louisiana for more than 200 years. After your tour, you can continue exploring independently with a visit to other plantations along the Great River Road.

There are three tours per day led by a French speaking tour guide. They are at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

Customer Reviews

Maurice G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We didn't have a lot of time in this part of Louisiana, so there was really only one plantation we could check out. We were not disappointed by our choice! Our tour guide, Cameron, did an excellent job of filling us in on the history of this site. The stories within stories were all very impressive as Cameron kept up a fascinating running commentary and description in an animated manner. Though it was likely his umpteenth time in leading a tour, he made it sound fresh. Walking beneath the giant oaks and wandering through the various buildings combined with the commentary gives the visitor a wonderful sense of life in its heyday. An afternoon well-spent!

Sherri B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was an informative emotional outing for me.......

laniquew

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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

dpile

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very enlightening tour. Learned alot

Dale S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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.

bruno T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

super , visite en Français trois fois par jour a recommender

Vonnie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour guide was excellent. Loved the history.

jjfisher406

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Jessica D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Our tour guide was amazing!

Dustin James K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

A very insightful tour and after a couple of minutes within the tour you could see what lengths the current owners went to to retrieve all of the information.

Amazing story.

Brooke our guide was very insightful.

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