Laurel Valley Village is a rural life sugar plantation museum located in the center of Laurel Valley Plantation along Bayou Lafourche on Hwy. 308 in Thibodaux, LA. It is the largest and most intact 19th and 20th century sugar plantation complex left in the United States.
Some of the features of the village are the school house and church, slave quarters, remains of the sugar mill, and a loading crane of sugarcane. The general store contains many tools and farm implements originally used in the cultivation of sugarcane, as do the blacksmith shop and equipment shelters. Many movies have been filmed at Laurel Valley including "A Gathering of Old Men", "Interview with the Vampire", "A Lesson Before Dying", and "Ray".