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.


The Guided Tour..

Have your passport ready as you enter the fascinating world of the Creoles who, at this historic site, lived apart from the American mainstream for over 200 years.

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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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