Laura Plantation

Laura Plantation

Named by Lonely Planet Travel as the "Best History Tour in the U.S.," the one-hour guided visit, entitled: The Creole Family Saga, is based upon 5,000 pages of documents found in the French National Archives and upon Laura's Memories of the Old Plantation Home, dramatically detailing 250 years of true-life stories of Creole women, slaves and children. The Laura farmstead is surrounded by fields of sugarcane and boasts 11 historic buildings on the National Register, including slave cabins in which the West-African folktales of Compair Lapin (later known as Br'er Rabbit) were recorded over 140 years ago.