The Laura Plantation Tour is considered by many in the tour industry as the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley. The plantation was run by four Creole women, most notable, was Laura, from where the plantation gets it’s name. The women ran the plantation over 60 years, using slave labor to do it. You will get to view and enter the slave quarters, as part of this tour. On this tour, you will hear stories of all aspects of the plantation life. The book “Bier Rabbit” was written here. The Plantation house was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003, but it was rebuilt to the original design using building materials from antique homes that was disassembled and sold off in pieces. The rebuilding process is a story in itself.
Duration: 5.5 hours, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (The Tour of the Plantation’s house and grounds last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.)
Price: $65 per adult, $40 per child (4 to 12 years old).
Please note: The price includes transportation to and from various hotels located in the French Quarter. To ensure you are located at a pick up location, contact Katie at Ask the Locals.
*Many of the plantations’ second floors, the location of the main living quarters, are accessible by stairs only and you will be expected to walk the grounds with your guide to get the full experience of this tour.