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Laura Plantation Tour

Highlights / General details

Travel back in time to Laura Plantation, an operating sugar farm built in 1805, on what has been called “the best history tour in the U.S.” You'll have the chance to visit 11 historic buildings on the National Register, including slave cabins in which the West-African folktales of Compair Lapin (later known as Br’er Rabbit) were recorded over 140 years ago.

This Creole plantation tour is based upon 5,000 pages of documents found in the French National Archives and upon Laura’s memories of the Old Plantation Home, in which she details 250 years of true-life stories of the Creole women, slaves and children who lived and worked here.

Laura Plantation was awarded the “Top Travel Attraction in Louisiana” by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association in 2007. It was also listed among “the top 25 most popular house museums in the U.S.” by the American Academy of Architecture and Design.

On your journey to this historic plantation, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Pontchartrain as you cross the Bonnet Carre Spillway (the flood outlet of the Mississippi River).


Guided tour; Transportation to and from the Plantation.


Transportation to and from the departure location; Gratuity for drivers and/or guides.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily, departing at 12:00pm.


Approximately 4.5 hours (includes travel time).

Hours of operation

Available: Daily, departing at 12:00pm.


Approximately 4.5 hours (includes travel time).


This tour will depart from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, 400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (at the Mississippi River in the French Quarter).

Additional Information

Due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor (the main living quarters) is by stairs only. Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.


Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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