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Address: Saint Francisville, LA
Phone Number: 888-67-2838; 225-635-3739

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One of my favorite tours in Louisiana

This place is a delight. I have brought countless international friends and colleagues to Oakley, a Plantation I have visited more than twenty times in the past ten years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Olivier M
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place is a delight. I have brought countless international friends and colleagues to Oakley, a Plantation I have visited more than twenty times in the past ten years. Everything is authentic, a trip to the past. Enjoy the educative museum before visiting the house and tour the grounds. The house is beautifully decorated with simple antique furniture. It has... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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216 attraction reviews
533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This plantation home was one of our favorites to visit. It was started earlier than many others, in 1799. The home is filled with original furnishings that reflect the British influence rather than more heavily gilded and ornate pieces. The tour guide, Paul, was fabulous, giving details of the home, the families who lived here, and the history of the... More 

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A true look back in time. I have to mention I worked here one summer back in the late 1960s and came to love this beautiful plantation. The tour guides give you a wonderful glimpse into life in the early 1800s. I find this home more realistic than the more opulent plantation homes seen throughout the south. The grounds are... More 

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Long Beach, California
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14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The grounds are expansive and the plantation home is hidden by the Audubon museum even as we approached the tree lined road. We had to use our electronic map resources to find the entrance as it was not well marked with signage. We had a to wait for the next tour that takes place each hour on the hour but... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our tour was wonderful, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a passion for Civil War history. The house was built in the late 1700s and was much more functional than ornate. It gives a true window into life in the early 1800s; before the large, extravagant Greek Revival mansions.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love that the state of Louisiana owns Oakley...that said, I miss the "people" who used to be tour guides. Now it is a "press the button" tour. Still a great place for a picnic & to watch the peacocks.

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Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There is so much history on this property. The tools, slave houses, everything was just incredible to see. My children enjoyed it as well.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My mother and I make a trip touring plantations in South Louisiana each year and I have to say that Oakley Plantation has been the absolute best to date. We have toured at least 35 and this is still my favorite. Funny thing is that when we planned our trip to St. Francisville we had never heard or Oakley house.... More 

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Mansfield, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really enjoyed the history. House was nice and the park guy did a great job. The grounds were also beautiful.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions easily. The house was beautiful and contained some of Audubon's original prints. Worth the $8 to tour the house and the grounds.

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