Laura Plantation in Vacherie


Vacherie is a small settlement in St. James Parish, located on the west bank of the Mississippi River exactly halfway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Vacherie is one of the many places in Louisiana founded on Creole culture – a mix of Influences from the French, Spanish, West Africans, and Native Americans combined. At Laura Plantation: Louisiana’s Créole Heritage Site, you can walk in the footsteps of four generations of one Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved, and hear intimate, first-hand accounts from those who resided there. Vacherie also has multiple locations on South Louisiana’s Andouille Trail – including Spuddy’s Cajun Foods, which offers hands-on Cajun cooking classes. Head over to Vacherie to learn more about its rich history and enjoy traditional Southern hospitality.