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Feb 5th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Laura Plantation Outside of New Orleans - worth a stop???

We are travelling from New Orleans to Texas and were thinking of taking the kids 8 and 11 to Laura Plantation. It will cost us about $42 for the 70 minute tour. It is only 30 minutes out of our way. We are interested but didn't know how capitvating it would be for kids. Our kids do like museums and history. Thanks so much!
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Feb 5th, 2012, 11:45 AM
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We enjoyed it very much. However, we did like Nottaway and Oak Alley better. Laura is probably more interesting historically speaking, but the other two the houses have more eye catching appeal(far more).
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Feb 5th, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Several of them are worth a stop. We really liked them all.
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Feb 5th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Shadows on the Teche is the one I remember from my 8th grade Louisiana history trip. It is also probably along with Oak Alley one of the most photographed plantations houses.
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Feb 5th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Laura, Evergreen and Oak Alley are within 10 miles of each other. You can reach these homes in about an hour. Evergreen and Laura are very good tours that are presented from a historical perspective.

Take I 10 E to Exit 194 and take Highway 641 S to Gramercy Bridge. Cross the river and turn right on Highway 18 and go W to Laura Plantation. The tour information is available at the LP website. Tours are available daily except holidays. To get to Evergreen Plantation take a left when you cross Gramercy Bridge and go E on Highway 18/River Road. Evergreen Plantation is a working plantation with 37 buildings in the National Register of Historial Places. Tours are available daily.

Laura Plantation @ 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 225 - 265 - 7690.
http://www.lauraplantation.com/

Evergreen Plantation @ 4649 Louisiana 18, Edgard, LA 985 - 497 - 3837.

http://www.evergreenplantation.org/

After you tour Laura Plantation and/or Evergreen go W on Highway 18 to Oak Alley Plantation. You can view the home from the Highway and see the grand oak trees lining the driveway from the river road to the house. Take pictures from the road. There's no use touring OA. It's not very impressive.

Oak Alley Plantation @ 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 225 - 265 - 2151.
http://www.oakalleyplantation.com/
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Feb 5th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Thanks so much.
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Feb 6th, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Yes to Laura, though it's a bit plainer than the others. Well worth seeing, regardless.

I also very much recommend seeing Nottaway and Oak Alley. I found both impressive.
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