The secrets of one of Creole Louisiana’s most well-known sugar cane plantations can be unearthed at the Laura Plantation. Take a tour of the grounds and find out all there is to know about the people who once owned the estate, as well as the enslaved people who worked the lands. Their tales help tell the story of this corner of the American South in a different era of our nation's history. Read on to see Laura Plantation's tour options (which Lonely Planet called “The Best History Tour in the United States”) and view the Louisiana attraction's admissions prices.
Laura Plantation: Louisiana’s Creole Heritage Site Tour
Get a glimpse at the lives of four generations of a Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved, and transcend the myths of the American South on this historic tour of Laura Plantation. Enjoy the first-hand, intimate accounts of owners, women, children, and slaves as you visit the manor, men’s and women’s parlors, service rooms, common grounds, and the 200-year-old sugar plantation homestead. This includes three gardens and 12 additional buildings, featuring an authentic 1840’s slave cabin. Finish off with a self-guided tour of the exhibit From the Big House to the Quarters: Slavery on Laura Plantation, which reveals the lives of some of the plantation’s slaves.
The Creole Experience – Swamp & Plantation Combo Tour from New Orleans by Cajun Pride
This two-in-one combo takes you to the beautiful Manchac Swamp, where you'll get a private tour aboard the covered Cajun Pride boat before you venture to the Laura Plantation.
Ticket office opens at 9:30 a.m., and the first tour of the day begins at 10 a.m. The final tour of the day begins at 4 p.m.
The tours are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Group tour reservations may be made for groups of more than 20.
Adult : $25
Teen (13-17): $15
Child (6-12): $10
Group Rates (20+)
Educational School Group (Elementary through High School): $8
Discounted Rates for the Following Groups
Tours and admission prices are subject to change. Please check the Laura Plantation's website for the most up-to-date information before planning your visit.