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Oak Alley Plantation
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US$65.00*
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Vacherie
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place. Not only you learn how slaves and masters lived on this plantation founded in the 1830’s but also you can enjoy the stunning views of the Oaks in front and back of the beautiful mansion. They have a guided tour inside the mansion where the guide informs you about its history and you can see original artifacts. Outside you roam the very beautiful plantation on your own.
There are also adequate parking lot, gift shops and restaurant. Unless you come with tour company you buy the ticket at entrance which I did. I drove myself there. Easier and cheaper than booking through tour company. Entrance fee is $25 per adult with discount for seniors and children.

If you are in New Orleans do not miss visiting Oak Alley Plantation. You can take stunning pictures. The oak trees/alley are amazingly beautiful.

1  Thank tzraik
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is very worthwhile. The beautiful Oak trees that line the front walkway are worth the trip. They are huge and majestic. The home has been very well maintained & truly takes one back to a gracious time for wealthy land owners. It also compares the lives of those people to the lives of their enslaved workers. All & all, the property is a historical presentation. The bed & breakfast cottages look very welcoming. There is a nice restaurant and gift shop that is worth a browse.

1  Thank marycathyjoneslmp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds include a beautiful plantation home built in the 1830s, small garden, replica slave quarters, a restaurant, bar and small bed and breakfast (which I did not get to visit). We enjoyed a nice lunch at the restaurant (which I also reviewed) before walking the ground and touring the house while sipping a tasty mint julip. This was my favorite of the two plantations I visited today and highly recommend it.

1  Thank Cubana P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, knowledgeable tour guide in a beautiful place.
Their insensitivity to the difficulties of the disabled was remarkable. They had the means to assist with the long, lovely walk to the mansion but appearances and landscaping were their priorities. They can, but will not help. The ethic that allowed them to use slaves to build their home and fortune still exists. This is sad in 2018 and fortunately rare.

Thank Barbwhyte88
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this plantation from New Orleans as part of a package tour. The grounds are beautiful and provide some wonderful photo ops, especially in front of the house with the oaks. The tour was informative and the guide was really good and answered any and all questions. We had time to visit some but not quite all the grounds. The mint julep at the end of the tour was refreshing though a bit overpriced (not surprisingly). There is a gift shop near where the parking lot is but we didn't have time to check it out. The bathrooms are near the gift shop. Photos are allowed throughout the house and grounds.

1  Thank Davewise
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