Slavery at Laura

For more than 20 years, Laura: A Creole Plantation has been at the forefront of interpreting the slave experience in Creole Louisiana. Daily research into this most important aspect of the plantation's history is ongoing. 

Human bondage was long a part of Louisiana's Creole world. Whereas Louisiana would be the last place on the North American continent where slavery was legally permitted, the institution that lasted over 140 years began in this State more as a system of class rather than of color or race as there were African slaves, American Indian slaves and European slaves in Louisiana. Creole Louisiana would function as a class society and slavery was the lowest but fundamental part of that society.

Page One of the Duparc Plantation Slave Registry, dated 1808.

Daily Tours

  • 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

From the Plantation Store

Compair Lapin

Original English version of Compair Lapin et Piti-Bonhomme Godron known today as Br'er Rabbit and the Little Tar-Baby.


In 1936, Laura Locoul Gore compiled an account of nearly 100 years of life on a Louisiana sugar plantation named after her:"Laura Plantation." Her manuscript, only recently discovered in St. Louis, Missouri, details the daily life and major events of the inhabitants, both free and enslaved, of the plantation that she and her female fore bearers ran.

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From the Plantation Store

A Slave Family

This book is full of well-thought out illustrations and photos giving a general overview of slavery in the US South. It is an appropriate introduction for children...


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