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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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A Taste of the Old South

Back for the first time in over 35 years we were amazed at the transformation of the whole grounds. A grand old plantation was presented to us by a young and enthusiastic guide... read more

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Back for the first time in over 35 years we were amazed at the transformation of the whole grounds. A grand old plantation was presented to us by a young and enthusiastic guide named Jacob. Always amazed at the history of these places and stories that are told about them. A great day spent while visiting from New York

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a tour to the Oak Alley Plantation and fell in love as soon as I saw the alley of oak trees. The museum was very informative and gave the feel of being apart of the 1800's. It's worth the trip and I would highly recommend it. Have your camera ready for the scenic views of the trees and mansion.

Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a Grayline Tour to this plantation which takes a little over an hour by bus to get to. The plantation was beautiful, especially the famous oak trees which lined the street side to the main house. The slave quarters that were rebuilt were worth seeing and reading about. Tour guides were excellent, especially our house guide who is... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a six hour drive from Houston to New Orleans and from now on I will try to always break up the drive by stopping at a plantation. Oak Alley Plantation is the first plantation I visited and will probably be what I compare others to. The oak trees are worth the visit alone.

Thank Clark418
Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This plantation is famous for the beautiful 300 year old oak trees that line the walk to the front of the house. Tours are led by guides who are knowledgeable about the history of the plantation. Most furnishings are not original to the house as house fell into state of repair and at one point cattle freely roamed the plantation.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds are very grand as you would expect and the house also. You can see reproductions of some slave cabins with some sorry boards but the highlight of the tour was the tour guide who was so enthusiastic and made the house come alive.

Thank john_carolLondon
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst the plantation house is worth a look, it does not rate as a must see. The view through the oaks is a classic, but the actual tour of the house was fairly bland. The guide was not inspiring, and the house not as grand as some we have toured both in the US and abroad. It also brushes over... More 

Thank Ian J
Placentia, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oak Alley is about an hour from downtown New Orleans by car. As you can see from the numerous photos available online, the grounds are beautiful with magnificent 300-year-old oak trees lining a path that ends at the front door of the house. The plantation has several reconstructed slave quarters that go a long way in explaining the living conditions... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They really need to add items to the buffet lunch served to our tour group. That are American foods not spicy, and excluding pork products. There are a lot of people visiting there that cant eat any of these foods. The oaks of oak alley trees make it worth the entire tour. Try one of their fancy mixed drinks it... More 

Thank Bob L
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I, along with most people who review on Trip Advisor seem to have "amazing" visits to most fast food joints. That being the case, you will likely have an "amazing" experience here. Before you do, here's the low down you heard here first... 1. The boxwoods and some trees have been dying off from a fungus and continue to go.... More 

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