Stop 1: Laura Creole Plantation
The Best History Tour in the United States is right here New Orleans Plantation Country. Laura Creole Plantation acclaimed 90 minute guide tour through the entire historic site.
Tour includes The Maison Principale (Big House), The French Jardin, The Plantation Kitchen Garden, The Banana Grove, and the original 1840s Slave Cabins where The Legendary Tales of Compair Lapin (known in English as Br’er Rabbit) were first recorded.
Take time to browse through local arts, crafts and souvenirs in the historic Laura Plantation gift shop. Also don’t forget to visit the new museum exhibit where it displays the daily lives, free & enslaved, on the sugar plantation. That’s why Laura Creole Plantation was awarded the title of top travel attraction by The Louisiana of Tourism.
Stop 2: Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation
Explore the most photographed plantation in Louisiana, this home was built in 1839 and was originally name Bon Séjour (pleasant sojourn).
The quarter mile avenue of 28 giant, live oaks leading up to the house, they dubbed it Oak Alley.
The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit shares the story of those who were enslaved on this sugar plantation from approximately 1835 to the end of the Civil War. It also shares the daily life of these slaves, including topics such as healthcare, punishment and life after Emancipation.
You'll Also See:
The Confederate Commanding Officer’s Tent exhibit.
The Sugar Cane Theater, it tells the story of sugar’s impact on the people of Oak Alley, through video and exhibit.
Black Smith Shop House, one of the few remaining 1890s era forges of its type in Louisiana.
What to Bring
Please dress for weather conditions.