Laura Plantation

  • Laura-Plantation-WWP

Place Category: MuseumPlace Tags: NOLA Places and Places in LA

  • Description

    A restored Louisiana Creole plantation and a national historic place named after Laura Locoul Gore, one of the plantation owners and the fourth woman in her family to inherit it. Back in the day, the plantation exported rice, pecans, indigo, and sugar cane. At its peak, more than 180 slaves were working the property.
    While visiting Laura Plantation you will learn about Creole history in Louisiana before and after the Civil War and grasp the complexity of the relationships between slaves and their owners. Hear the stories of the family members who owned the plantation as well as those of the enslaved men, women, and children who worked there. See the slave cabins and discover their way of life, how and where they worked, and the brutality they have suffered. Explore original artifacts of the family, such as clothing, photographs, purchase documents, and Mardi Gras Heirlooms.
    Another option to visit the plantation is by joining a guided tour which provides transportation from the city.

    Laura Plantation

    September 2013. At the historic sugar plantation in Vacherie, LA, tour guide Norman Marmillion sheds light on both the beauty and the barbarism of Louisiana's plantation economy.
  • More Info
    Address: 2247 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090, USA
    Arrive independently or book a guided tour from New Orleans. More info in this link.
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