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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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57 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My family enjoyed visiting the Oak Alley Plantation. It is a little costly ($18 adult), but look on-line for coupons. We saved $3.00 for two adults. Costumed guides lead the house tour and are very informative. The grounds and oaks are beautiful! The slave cabins are educational, but recreated. This is a lovely stop for beauty, history, and education. Recommend

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

From the greeting at the ticket booth to the time that we left the plantation, everything was first class. The conducted tour of the magnificent house was excellent and sufficiently detailed to provide one with the history that this plantation possesses. Admiring the impressive oaks and viewing the reproduction slave cabins made the visit a complete one.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A Great Plantation including women dressed in period clothes. Some of the original porcelain and a few pieces of original furniture still on display.

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