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Oak Alley Plantation

3645 Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
800-442-5539
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Vacherie
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Built in 1839, this plantation survived the Civil War.
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The first time I saw a photo of Oak Alley Plantation, I declared that is my house. From reading Gone With The Wind at age twelve to conducting research for a book on Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart, Oak Alley is the plantation grand house of the South. I've visited other famous Southern plantation homes built in the 1700s to 1850... More

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

you walk and breath the history !!! feels so nice and the 1 hour trip from NOLA is worth it as there are 28 Oak Trees which are 300+ years old and the other side you will find baby oaks that are 175 years old !!! amazing place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Oak Alley as part of a Bayou and Plantation Tour. The buildings and grounds are beautifully maintained and the tour was both extensive and informative. Our tour package included a meal...we would suggest not including this as part of your plans...the food was prepared to serve large crowds and lacked some of the tastes and flavours a smaller... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We just stumbled across this place while we were exploring the area. The plantation grounds are beautiful. There is a self guided tour of the slaves' cabins. The tour of the house is with a tour guide dressed in period clothing. He was very entertaining and gave us an inside look at the families who resided there over the years.... More

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A really interesting visit to a beautiful elegant house. Both sides of the estate were well illustrated by the slave quarters as well as the house.

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Letchworth ,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This Plantation has a beautiful setting .The Oak Alley leading up to the house was stunning .The tour of the house was interesting and informative and told more the story of the Families that lived there only briefly touching on the slave families .The slaves quarters showed exhibits and told you a bit about the lifestyles but looked too new... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We were part of a small bus plantation tour and recently took this tour. It is a must see if you like history and enjoy seeing homes of that era. It is vey well maintained with many of the last decedents still living on the property. Staff and tour guides dress in the clothes of that period which adds to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

On a drive from New Orleans to Lafayette we decided to take the river road and are very glad we did. Toured the plantation grounds and the mansion and found it very informative and entertaining as well. Gives you a good look as to what life was like (both good and bad) for the people of those times. I would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This plantation is beautiful, its well kept, well run, and well maintained. Only an hour from New Orleans its a must if you have a car. The history is so well preserved and laid out for easy navigation. The photo shot of the front house with the Oaks is enough to sell it to any photographer out there. Decent lucnh... More

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is about an hour away from New Orleans. My suggestion is to rent a car. The prices for those tours are s expensive if you are going as a family. There are four of us and I figured it'll cost us close to $400. The rental was only about $70 and the entrance to the plantation is about $45... More

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