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Laura Plantation
Laura Plantation

Laura Plantation

2247 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA, 70090

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.

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Laura Plantation Tour
Laura Plantation Tour
USD25.00 per adult
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Great Tour
Great tour, she was very informative about the family history. Loved it I would recommend doing this tour. Great experience with the family!!
Nukeyia_P, Aug. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-5
Friendly, clean and comfortable ride; eye-opening tour.
Jennifer_P, Mar. 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
KP was an excellent driver — picked us up on time with a gentle beep when we were looking for his bus, was friendly and courteous throughout, and provided good logistical tips for our tour experience (eg when to line up, some rules to keep in mind, etc.). It was a peaceful, pleasant, clean and comfortable ride. The tour, led by the plantation organization, was included in the ticket price and was well worth the drive out.
star-5
Fantabulous
Lynelle_H, Aug. 2022
Laura Plantation Tour
Excellent stories of the past!! I’d recommend to anyone who loves history! Love, horrors, growth, compassion, hatred all in one. Our guide was excellent!!
star-5
Very enjoyable excursion
Tyler_L, Aug. 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
This was a great little excursion. Our bus driver, KP, was great - very personable, interesting stories, and a great example of southern hospitality. Oak Alley House tour was very interesting and captivating. Thank you for the great time during our visit to New Orleans!
star-5
Rene is a great tour...
Dave_O, Jul. 2022
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Rene is a great tour guide and a conscientious driver. (Weather was challenging in the rain). Both Laura and Oak Alley we’re beautiful plantations with remarkable history. If you book both tours you will feel rushed at Oak Alley.
star-5
Excellent Tour, very informative
Jake_D, Jul. 2022
Laura Plantation Tour
Kathryn was an excellent tour guide. Amazingly provided 200+ years of history into a 90-minute session without rushing. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great Bus Driver & Tour Guide
Ashlea_T, May 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Our bus driver PJ was awesome! Funny, informative and accommodating!! Our guide Pam at the Laura Plantation was everything! She deserves a raise! Funny, informative, amazing story teller! You can tell she truly loves her job and loves to research all the information! Fantastic! It was sad seeing where how my ancestors were treated and lived but I enjoyed learning!
star-4
Our bus guide, Rene, was...
Christie_G, Jun. 2022
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Our bus guide, Rene, was personable and pleasant. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a nice ride and had the correct information. The tours were both informative and interesting. Oak Alley was a bit rushed and had it been more crowded even having time to get some lunch would have been impossible. I would suggest allowing more time to explore the grounds and that would have improved my experience a lot.
star-5
Excellent tour
Norma_H, May 2022
Laura Plantation Tour
Our tour guide was excellent in giving information on the Creole Laura Plantation. The house reflects their bright colors and the history is very interesting. It rained during our tour, but that did not matter as we found shelter outside and waited it out. The home does not have an elevator for handicap. I highly recommend this as a great place to see and learn about the history and workings of the plantation.
star-5
Nice, comfortable ride on...
Latecia_P, Jul. 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Nice, comfortable ride on the way going to and from the plantation. Lots of information given on the tour of the house. It was nice that we were able to explore the grounds on our own.
star-5
Great time!
Matthew_R, May 2022
Double Plantation Tour: Oak Alley and Laura
Great experience. A must see for anyone interested in New Orleans history. A look back in time. Would do it again.
star-5
Informative, I learned so much!
Chika_O, Jul. 2022
Laura Plantation Tour
I enjoyed the tour. Logan was the best. I learned so much and it was all very interesting. Please visit this plantation if you have the opportunity.
star-4
Bumpy ride
Tameka_L, Jul. 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The bus getting to the plantation is the most uncomfortable ride. The driver was really nice but the ride was horrible. A couple of times I felt nauseated from the super bumpy ride.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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