AAA Editor Notes
Laura: A Creole Plantation is off I-10 exit 194, 5 mi. s. on SR 641 to Veterans Memorial Bridge, then 4 mi. w. to 2247 SR 18. The 1805 main house and original outbuildings of this sugarcane plantation provide the setting for true accounts about four generations of its Creole owners, based on the memoirs of the original owner's great-granddaughter, Laura Locoul. The Br'er Rabbit tales, which originated in West Africa, were recorded at Laura and neighboring plantations in the 1870s. Guided tours are offered in English and French.
Tours begin with a discussion of Creole and plantation history in front of the main house and include a tour of the slave cabins.
Rubber-soled flat shoes are recommended.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.