Laurel Valley Village

Laurel Valley Village information

Around New Orleans , USA
Hwy 308
+1 985 446 7456
admission by donation
Opening hours
10am-3pm Tue-Fri, from 11am Sat & Sun
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Another option for wetlands exploration is to head further west of New Orleans. Positioned at the confluence of Bayous Lafourche and Terrebonne, Thibodaux ( ti -buh-dough; population 14,400) became the parish seat at a time when water travel was preeminent. It’s history that holds the interest for visitors here. Among the cane fields, Laurel Valley Village , about 2 miles east of town on Hwy 308, is one of the best-preserved assemblages of sugar plantation slave structures in the state. Overall, some 60 structures (c 1755) survive here, including the old general store and a school house.