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Drive Yourself Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site Tour

Explore Laura Plantation's Creole History

At Laura: A Creole Plantation (1805), step beyond the myths of the American South and walk in the footsteps of 4 generations of one Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved. Visit this historic sugar farmstead and experience what has been called the "the best history tour in the U.S."

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  • DRIVE YOURSELF to the plantation and join our next available guided walking tour.
  • Buy your tickets now and choose your tour time in English or en français!
  • First-hand, intimate accounts of owners, women, children and slaves.
  • Enjoy an authentic experience beyond the myths of the Old South

Booking Details

Once purchased please make sure to have your confirmation number available on your mobile device to begin your tour. Directions are listed above from New Orleans to each plantation and then back to the city. Parking is available at the plantations.

Arrival Details: Upon arrival at Laura, proceed to the admissions desk to check in. Plantation ticket office opens at 9:30AM and the first tour is at 10:00 AM with the last tour at 3:20 PM.

Duration: The guided (walking) tour of the main house, gardens and slave quarters lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. *Note that self-guided tours are prohibited. 

Parking: Public parking is available at the plantation.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given on the voucher unless plantations are closed. If the plantation is closed for weather, please call us at 225-265-7690 to make other arrangements. Transportation is not provided for this tour so please be sure you have transportation before booking. You must have your voucher available to show at the gate on your smartphone or device. Online tickets are non-refundable, however, tickets are valid up to 30 days from the date of purchasing the tickets.

Groups: We do not take reservations for groups of fewer than 20 persons.  For groups of 20 visitors or more, reservations are mandatory.  See: Information for Groups. For smaller groups (10-19 persons), it is highly recommended that you call in the morning so we can offer you our best service and availability for that day. If you are less than 10 persons you do not need to call.