Laura: A Creole Plantation
Vacherie, LA 70090
Only 50 miles from New Orleans, have your passport ready as you enter the fascinating world of Louisiana Creoles who lived apart from the American mainstream for over 200 years. Laura's acclaimed guided tour is based upon personal, compelling accounts about life on this historic farm found in the French National Archives as well as from Laura's: Memories of the Old Plantation Home. Built 1805, 12 buildings on the Nat'l Register, formal & kitchen gardens, surrounded by sugarcane. Daily: 9:30-5.
Located midway between New Orleans & Baton Rouge. Take I-10 to Exit 194, following sign that reads: "South to Gramercy." Drive 4 miles straight ahead, across US-61 and drive over the BIG Mississippi River Bridge. Take FIRST exit ramp (RIGHT) back to the River levee. Turn LEFT, go 4 miles to Laura.