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Oak Alley Plantation

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Address: 3645 Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
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+1 225-265-2151
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley...

A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past. The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit, Civil War exhibit, Sugarcane Theater and Big House offer an experience as compelling as the plantation’s 25 historic acres and 300 year old allee of oaks.

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The trees are amazing

The house is impressive and the house tour is just fine (it is what it is), but the real treat is the trees. While there are some reconstructed slave houses, this is not the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
TomL_Philadelphia
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The tour was really well presented but we had 40 people walking around at the same time, one of whom was a small child that talked loudly the whole time. A smaller group would have been really nice. They showed us this breath taking view but I couldn't see it because of all of the people standing in the way.

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

The real deal here are the trees. Sure the house is nice, but the tour is a bit expensive for what it is, considering that there are many other plantations in the area. We haven't heard a lot about the plantation history. It's a tour of the house, and that's it. I would definitely go again to sea the beautifull... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The house is impressive and the house tour is just fine (it is what it is), but the real treat is the trees. While there are some reconstructed slave houses, this is not the place to learn about the life of either slaves or owners really. Go to Laura's Plantation for that. The restaurant is also surprisingly good.

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

We toured the main house and the grounds and were glad we did. The view of the oak alley as you step into the second story porch is amazing. The inside of the main house gives you an understanding of what life was like during the Civil War times even for rich families. The slave quarters also provided a sharp... More 

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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Loved this place it looked so amazing it was really breath taking. Went with my husband and had a good time, you do really need atleast 3 or 4 hours there. And the lemonade with bourbon is soooooooooo good. Overall this was the highlight of our trip.

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Thank Vera S
Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This definitely wasn't at the top of my priority list while visiting but I'm glad that we took the time to go. We did the slave exhibit which had interesting information and also did the house tour. The tour was informative but not too long. Mostly we just wanted to see the oak trees, which were gorgeous.

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Thank Bethany S
Red Wing, Minnesota
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We got a grounds pass....its available for after 5pm. Does not include the house tour, you can tour everything else though. It was nice going later, fewer people so we were able to get some amazing photos. Very well maintained, the employees we were in contact were very kind. The giftshop had a lot of locally made items, several from... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

While we did not do a tour of Oak Alley, we did enjoy walking the grounds. Like most visitors we wanted a great photo of the house from the front with the towering oaks. It would be nice to re-create the photo that shows on their website, but Oak Alley has decided that is the place for the tours to... More 

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a very pretty plantation, and the tour does a nice job of giving some history of the family without being too long. Pretty place for pictures, and they have an ice cream shop on the property. I wish we had a little longer to look around.

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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful plantations I have visited and I have gone to quite a few. The people giving the tours dress the part and are very knowledgeable and proud of their plantation and its beauty. It's a must see!

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