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Oak Alley and Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

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    Stop At: Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7079

    Explore Oak Alley Plantation, with its picturesque tunnel of live Oak trees, and Whitney Plantation, a memorial to the slave labor of the American south.
    Oak Alley plantation gets its name from the spectacular quarter mile tunnel of 28 oak trees that frame the driveway as you approach. Built in 1839 and facing the Mississippi River, the magnificent entrance to Oak Alley Plantation makes it a “Must See” destination on everyone’s list of historic Louisiana sites. Thanks to its classic appearance and beautiful restoration, Oak Alley Plantation has been featured in a number of movies and TV series, including the movie “Interview with a Vampire,” and Beyonce’s “Deja Vu” music video.
    During your tour, you’ll hear from expert guides in period dress, as they recount the factual history of the mansion and immerse you in another time. The tour will bring you through several interior rooms of the plantation, as well as upstairs, where you’ll step outside to take in a breathtaking view of the centuries-old Oak trees and surrounding grounds.
    After your tour, we’ll give you some time to explore the vast grounds surrounding Oak Alley, which include fascinating exhibits, recreated slave quarters, and of course, countless views of the Oaks themselves that have made this plantation famous. Oak Alley plantation also features a restaurant serving traditional southern fare, ready-made sandwiches and snacks, gift shop, and on-site bar staff ready to whip up a refreshing mint julep.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Whitney Plantation, 5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA 70049-2803

    The Whitney Plantation stands out from other attractions by truly paying homage to the slaves responsible for its rise. Take a guided tour of the home itself (“The Big House”), Slave Quarters, Wall of Honor memorial, Antioch Baptist Church, and other exhibits carefully built and preserved in the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for the plantation.
    The present-day plantation serves as a memorial to the slaves who lost their lives, and the brutal labor responsible for the plantation’s success. Visitors experience a more raw, realistic view of the Old South than many other plantations offer. We invite you to explore a plantation like none other in Louisiana.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    It gave you such a great contrast between the focus of the information on each plantation tour. I highly recommend Whitney but it was interesting to see the difference between the tours with Oak Alley

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank amyo863
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Visited these two plantations yesterday. Absolutely amazing. Guides informative and friendly. The bus driver was knowledgable, friendly and made the journey fun. I would advise anyone wanting to visit these plantations to visit with Cajun Encounters. Thank you for a great day.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DebbieWigan
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Lorraine was an amazing tour guide and made the ride so enjoyable (she was so informative as we passed through parishes). The plantations were beautiful, but also extremely eye-opening in regards to the history of our country. My husband and I took this tour on...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kelb_Whitts
    Reviewed July 13, 2019

    I recommend visiting both the Whitney and Oak Alley Plantations. However, I am uncertain if you should book your tour with Cajun Encounters. Our tour bus overheated during our return ride to New Orleans. We were on the side of the highway road for approximately...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank SWilliams5597
    Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

    We would like to thank Emicka for the entertaining and informative ride to and from our tour of the Whitney and Oak Alley Plantations. Awesome experience which we will recommend to our friends who travel to New Orleans.

    Thank 633yvettew
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    I believe so but you would have to pay the full entry fee, bundled with the tour.
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