Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Visit Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage SitePlan Your Visit
Situated along Louisiana's historic Great River Road and about 50 minutes from New Orleans, the 14-acre Laura Plantation complex is comprised of 12 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. These include an 1805 Maison Principale (Big House) in the raised Creole style, 1829 Maison de Reprise (Dower House), and four original 1840s slave cabins. The site also includes formal and kitchen gardens.
Laura Plantation’s new, permanent exhibit "From the Big House to the Quarters: Slavery on Laura Plantation" examines the lives of Africans on the plantation in biographical detail, from enslavement through the Civil War and into the 20th century.
Laura Plantation is open daily from 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. except for major holidays. The first tour of the day begins at 10:00 a.m. with tours beginning approximately every 40 minutes thereafter, until the last tour of the day at 4:00 p.m. French tours are offered daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Please allow for 90 minutes on site. Before or after a tour of Laura Plantation, you can enjoy authentic, home-style Cajun and Creole food at B&C Seafood Market and Cajun Restaurant next door.