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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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Built in 1839, this plantation survived the Civil War.

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Stunning Historical Experience

The grounds are visually impressive and the tree path takes your breath away! I loved the historical tour of the grand house, the slave quarters, gift shop, and scenic walkways. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The grounds are visually impressive and the tree path takes your breath away! I loved the historical tour of the grand house, the slave quarters, gift shop, and scenic walkways. I would recommend seeing this plantation anytime you are near!

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Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So hard to believe how black people were treated not so long ago. Do listen to your Guide as you tour the house itself to see and hear how the owners lived. Cindy brought it alive to us, all dressed up from the time! Then move into the grounds and do read some of the stories of those who lived... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth the trip! Came here after a swamp tour. Oak Alley is a well put together historical experience. It's neat to see the breathtaking huge Oak trees. The tour guides do an outstanding job walking you through the plantation home and providing historical references. A MUST DO in new Orleans! (I also enjoyed my mint julep! Delicious on a warm... More 

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Reno, Nevada, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This plantation has some interesting history to it and the grounds are spectacular. The "oak alley" is simply gorgeous. The preservation society in charge of the property has taken careful measures to insure that the lives of the slaves who lived here are not minimalized and that they are shown proper respect. Our guide, Ann, grew up in the area... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house is interesting and historic, but the thing that really gets your attention are the MASSIVE 300 year old trees. Go early - this place gets crowded, especially if you want a tour of the interior. There are some slave displays in re-created cabins, then a blacksmith shop display close to a cafe and large gift shop, which gives... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first plantation tour, so I don't have anything to compare it to. Our guide Shontrell was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the house and families who lived there. The house itself has a colorful past, which makes the tour quite interesting. The grounds themselves are gorgeous. Refreshments are a nice touch. We skipped... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see with a house tour and many areas of the grounds to tour. We were there around 9am which was before the grounds were too busy and thus we had the opportunity to take many pictures without other guests in them. Visit early! After taking the house tour with our guide Anthony who was informative. We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We checked out the Oak Alley Plantation with the Gray Line Tours. The plantation itself was beautiful with all the trees up at the front and also the grounds were beautifully kept - props to the grounds keeper/gardeners. The house tour was done by the Oak Alley staff, we were led through the house by an older, slim Caucasian gentlemen.... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived in the morning and stayed almost until closing. The line to get into the house was a bit long, but we still got in within 30 minutes. Happily, they have mint juleps and bourbon-spiked lemonade for sale that you can sip on while standing in line. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and she had plenty of fun... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Touring a plantation is a must-do when you visit Louisiana, and we were glad we chose Oak Alley. The first part of the tour is a self-guided walk through the slave quarters. You get a sad perspective of the living and working conditions. One of the rooms lists every slave who worked on the plantation, which is a sobering visual.... More 

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