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Oak Alley Plantation

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Address: 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7079
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+1 225-265-2151
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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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Everything You Hope It Will Be

Oak Alley is the grandaddy of Southern plantations. The grounds and house are still magnificent, just like something out of a movie. The site includes information about the living... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
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Victoria, TX
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The plantation is beautiful and great for pictures but he tour was not. The tour more or less glorified the slave owners and put he slaves down. It seemed that the tour guide preferred to make slaves look bad. I recommend Laura or whitney instead for a realistic tour and friendlier people.

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Victoria, TX
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Oak Alley is the grandaddy of Southern plantations. The grounds and house are still magnificent, just like something out of a movie. The site includes information about the living conditions and work demanded of slaves while also providing a wealth of information about the family that built the house and the dwelling itself. Visiting Oak Alley is like stepping back... More 

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Amite, Louisiana
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

This antebellum home sits on a working sugar cane plantation along the Mississippi River. The house tour is interesting, but the tour groups are much too large, making the tour crowded and uncomfortable. The grounds are impressive and well maintained -- featuring the long rows of live oak trees. In addition to the main house, there are 6 reproduction slave... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Take pictures of the outside of Oak Alley, but save your money and tour Laura instead. The interior is OK, but not worth the price.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful plantation. nice tour and presentation of the main house. be first to arrive in the morning to avoid big groups and to be able to take nice pictures. slavery exhibition is a little bit small and more stories would be appreciated. a glass of water/limonade after the house tour would make it to 5/5

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Oak Alley is a wonderful location to visit solo or with your family. Highly recommended. Take time to explore the grounds and soak in the rich history of the area. Make sure you walk to the edge of the property and take the iconic photos of the oak trees.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best plantation homes to visit in Vacherie. Tour guides take you on an interesting tour through the rooms and give you the history of the house as you go. Photos are permissible and there is a lot to see and read about slavery in the era of this house.

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Chino Hills, California
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Undoubtedly you've seen the pictures, and the oaks deliver. The entrance is simply remarkable. I also enjoyed/respected the part focused on the slaves. The house was a little small and only ok. I hear other plantation homes are better, but nothing beats the picture with the oaks.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

What beautiful platation. Took the tour on the home. Our guide was such a wonderful story teller. He truly made the tour worth it. Beautiful oak trees lined the front of the home down to the Mississippi River. Well worth the trip.

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Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

This was a beautiful plantation and the oak trees made for some great pictures. You do a self guided tour of the grounds and a guided tour of the house. Our tour guide was very informative but the tour ran a little too long for me especially considering the heat! Be sure to stop at the restaurant to eat if... More 

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