Slavery at Laura

For more than 20 years, Laura: A Creole Plantation has been at the forefront of interpreting the slave experience in Creole Louisiana. Daily research into this most important aspect of the plantation's history is ongoing. 

Human bondage was long a part of Louisiana's Creole world. Whereas Louisiana would be the last place on the North American continent where slavery was legally permitted, the institution that lasted over 140 years began in this State more as a system of class rather than of color or race as there were African slaves, American Indian slaves and European slaves in Louisiana. Creole Louisiana would function as a class society and slavery was the lowest but fundamental part of that society.

Page One of the Duparc Plantation Slave Registry, dated 1808.

Daily Tours

  • Ticket Office opens at 9:30 AM.
  • First tour begins at 10:00 AM.
Individual Admission Rate: 
  • ADULT: $20.00
  • CHILD (Ages 6-17): $6.00
  • CHILD (AGES 0-5): Free

From the Plantation Store

Compair Lapin

Original English version of Compair Lapin et Piti-Bonhomme Godron known today as Br'er Rabbit and the Little Tar-Baby.


Visit Laura's 160-year-old cabins where the West-African folktales of Compair Lapin, known as "Br'er Rabbit" were recorded.

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From the Plantation Store

To Be A Slave

A Newbury Honor Book. Listen to the words and learn about the lives of countless slaves and ex-slaves, telling about their enforced...


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