Eat, Sleep & Tour

There’s so much to see & do along the Mississippi River in New Orleans Plantation Country. The area abounds in colonial history, ancient traditions, river commerce, rich cuisine, music, folklore, the vestiges of human servitude and untamed swampy wilderness. Enhance your tour of Laura by visiting our neighboring attractions, historical and natural:

Oak Alley Plantation 800-463-7350
Destrehan Plantation 985-764-9315
Madewood Plantation 985-369-7151
San Francisco Plantation 985-322-1756
Evergreen Plantation 985-497-3231
St Joseph Plantation 225-265-4078
Magnolia Md. Plantation 225-343-4955
Cajun Pride Swamp Tour 800-467-0758
Torres Swamp Tour 985-633-7739
Zam’s Swamp Tour 985-633-7881


Your dining experience starts right outside Laura’s gate, on the Great River Road where, for over 300 years, a wonderful mix of Native American, French, German, West-African, Cajun, and American have cooked up many a culinary feast.



B & C Seafood Cajun Restaurant

1 minute away


Spuddy’s Cajun Foods

3 minutes away


DJ’s Grille

4 minutes away


Oak Alley Restaurant

6 minutes away


Nobile’s Restaurant

15 minutes away


Hymel’s Restaurant

25 minutes away


From 3 to 50 minutes away, a variety of local Bed & Breakfast accommodations range from National Register sites to quaint country homes where French is still spoken.

Cottage on the Farm B & B 225-265-4654
Auberge du Chêne Vert B & B 225-869-4064
Plantation Country B & B 800-688-1791
Oak Alley Plantation B & B 800-442-5539
Jolie House B & B 225-562-3553
Hymel Farm B & B 225-562-3959
A Chateau on the Bayou B & B 985-537-6773

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

In 1936, Laura Locoul Gore compiled an account of nearly 100 years of life on a Louisiana sugar plantation named after her:"Laura Plantation." Her manuscript, only recently discovered in St. Louis, Missouri, details the daily life and major events of the inhabitants, both free and enslaved, of the plantation that she and her female fore bearers ran.

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Memories of the Old Plantation Home

Laura Locoul Gore compiled an account of nearly 100 years of life on a Louisiana sugar plantation named after her...


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