Directions ~ Getting To Laura

Visitors from all corners of the globe come to Laura.  Many arrive by boat; others have made the trip by helicopter, bicycle, charter bus, limousine and by horseback.  Whereas, Laura often took the train from New Orleans, in these more modern times, most visitors arrive by car.

Today, the plantation named for Laura stands surrounded by sugarcane, midway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, located on the Great River Road (HWY 18).  Only 35 miles from the New Orleans Int’l Airport, Laura Plantation is easy to find.

Getting to Laura

FROM NEW ORLEANS: Take I-10 West towards Baton Rouge. Go 28 miles past the New Orleans Airport to Exit 194 (South to Gramercy). Go 4 miles south on HWY 641 to the "BIG" Mississippi River bridge (a.k.a. Veterans Memorial Bridge). Cross the bridge & immediately take the FIRST ramp exit on your right. At the levee, turn LEFT and drive 4 miles to Laura Plantation.

FROM BATON ROUGE: Take I-10 East towards New Orleans. Go approx. 38 miles to Exit 194. Take the Exit South to the "BIG" Mississippi River bridge (a.k.a. Veterans Memorial Bridge). Cross the bridge and take the FIRST ramp exit on your right. At the levee, turn LEFT and drive 4 miles to Laura Plantation.

 

Arriving by GPS? 

Here are Laura's coordinates at her Main Entrance Gate:

LAT:  30.0086 or 30 degrees and .5 minutes North

LONG: -90.7253 or 90 degrees and 43.5 minutes West.

Our "official" address is:

LAURA PLANTATION
2247 Highway 18
Vacherie, LA 70090

in some GPS software our address is found using alternate wording such as:

"2247 LA 18"
"2247 LA Highway 18"
"2247 State Route 18" 
"2247 SR 18" 
"2247 River Road"

If none of the above work, try an alternate address:  2100 Field Road, Vacherie, LA 70090 

Admission

  • Ticket Office opens at 9:30 AM.
  • First tour begins at 10:00 AM.
Individual Admission Rate: 
  • ADULT: $20.00
  • CHILD (Ages 6-17): $6.00
  • CHILD (AGES 0-5): Free
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I would rather drudge out my life on a sugar plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress. ~ Storyteller

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