Laura Plantation Gramercy Reviews
Nov 24, 2007
We were fortunate to stop at this Plantation instead of all the others. One of the last Creole plantations, beautifully restored to its original color and indoor furniture, it gives an excellent flavor and background of the creation of New Orleans and plantation life.
The tours are given in both French and English, and are only $10. Our tour guide was very well informed and had actually met the family that had lived in the house.
The tours are based off of a novel written by Laura, the last person to run the plantation. You begin by entering into the basement where her family history is explained. Then a nice walk through the gardens before entering the house from the front doors.
inside they have restored the house twice, first when a fire destroyed 3/4 and then after Hurricane Katrina. Even so the house gives a feeling of how old the place is. One room was left showing the inside of the wall showing the mixture of European and African designs in the house.
Walking out the back door we began to tour the old slave kitchens and houses, it was amazing to see how a small living room and bed room would suffice for a family of four or more.
At the end of our tour the guide offered everyone sugar cane to munch on. This tour was chock-full of information, and extremely different from any other American plantation. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a real Louisiana plantation that still rings with the vibes of of a Cajun/Creole lifestyle on a riverfront property.
Part of the Louisiana & Mississippi 2007 travel blog
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