Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Vacherie

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Your guide at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site will bring stories of past generations to life, revealing the lives of the slaves and the people who owned them here in Louisiana Creole country. Learn about those who ruled the sugarcane plantation and those who worked here in bondage. The main house, built in 1805, is filled with family heirlooms and Creole craftsmanship. You'll see everything from the basement to the galleries and offices, as well as slave cabins and the sugarcane fields still there today. Though slavery was abolished in 1865, local and migrant sugarcane workers who were paid continued to live in the plantation's slave quarters until 1977. Plan to visit Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site during your Vacherie vacation using our convenient Vacherie trip itinerary website.
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  • Our tour guide was wonderful. We were her last tour but you wouldn't know it with the enthusiasm she told the Laura house story all the way to the end. Very interesting to learn the story of the... 
    Our tour guide was wonderful. We were her last tour but you wouldn't know it with the enthusiasm she told the Laura house story all the way to the end. Very interesting to learn the story of the...  more »
  • Great tour, beautiful old plantation. Very touching stories and well put together presentation of life on the River plantations 
    Great tour, beautiful old plantation. Very touching stories and well put together presentation of life on the River plantations  more »
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  • A must visit. This was by far the highlight of our visit to New Orleans and exceeded all expectations that we had. Visited other plantations but this stands out memorably. Did the tour of the plantation which was led by an amazing guide who brought so much perspective from all sides including the Creole and French aspects which are understated and usually not mentioned. It is a powerful experience that brings to life an era often hard to imagine and place in perspective for our current times. If visiting New Orleans or Louisiana, Laura plantation is a vital stop.
  • Beautiful authentic history. Fantastic guided educational tour. Well worth the time and money. We were very lucky to have Olivia as our tour guide. Olivia did an amazing job giving us an educated and factual look into the Creole way of life for all involved in the plantation life. Hope you get lucky enough to get Olivia on your tour.

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