Laura Plantation Bus Tour
If you're looking for one of the top plantation tours New Orleans offers the start by celebrating Louisiana’s varied and historically unique culture with the Laura Plantation Bus Tour which gives a detailed glimpse into the lives of four generations of Creole sugarcane farmers.
Laura Locoul Gore completed her memoirs in 1936. The insightful, fascinating tale details her life as a Creole on a sugarcane plantation and the lives of her ancestors. This personal chronicle is a gateway into a unique time and place in history, namely the Laura Plantation and four generations of the family that lived there. A rare, first-hand account, Laura writes in explanation to her children as to why she initially rejected the traditional Creole life in favor of the modern American world.
Laura Plantation & Swamp Combo Tour
With the Laura Plantation and Swamp Combo tour you can enjoy the beautiful bayou as your professional tour guide takes you through the swamp lands to explore the vegetation and wildlife. Your guide will give you tons of information about the history of the swamps and due to the wildlife being used to the boats, they usually calmly swim up to the boats so you can see amazing alligators within a few feet while you sit safely and comfortable in the boat. After the fun and adventurous swamp tour you will then head to the Laura Plantation for the remainder of your tour.
It’s not often that you get to actually enter the house of a historically significant author, touch the walls that her great grandfather built, and wander the sugarcane fields that she played in as a child. The lifestyle of traditional Creole sugarcane farmers is so individual that both a material and literary window into that world is practically unheard of. Be sure to visit the Laura Plantation while looking for Louisana tours for a walk through history. Book your next New Orleans vacation package today and enjoy this wonderful experience when you go.
- Is there any walking involved?
Some leisurely walking around the plantation but not great distances.
- Approximately how long does the Laura Plantation Bus Tour last?
Approximately 4 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Comfortable outdoor clothing with closed toe shoes.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Laura Plantation Bus Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Is the Laura Plantation Bus Tour handicap accessible?