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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Built in 1839, this plantation survived the Civil War.
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New Jersey, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was surprised at how plain the inside of the house was. The oak alley itself was so iconic, I'd expected more. But the tour guide was sweet and funny which made up for it a bit (she was dressed in semi-period clothing, not really accurate but good enough for most tourists). The mint julip was great. I did find... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful tour of a beautiful home! Our guide, Lacy, made the house come alive!!!! Guides in period dresses tell the intriguing history of this beautiful home! The respect and honor communicated regarding the vital part the slaves played in the building and ongoing work of this plantation and home was very well done. It was a great opportunity to have... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
60 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I visited Oak Alley and Laura in a single day (on a tour). Though Laura's history was much more interesting, Oak Alley was by far the more stunning mansion and plantation grounds. Our pictures are fantastic, and I really think this place it worth a short visit. If you are crunched for time, just visit the grounds and skip the... More

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Schenectady, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Talk about history! This little gem was charming to visit. Enjoy the grounds, read about the history of slavery on the plantation and enjoy a guided tour of the main home. Tour guides in period clothing. The rows of oak trees lined up to the main entrance of the home are breathtaking! Small restaurant and cafe and country store onsite.

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SanFrancisco Bay Area
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We did this first (followed by Laura plantation). Oak Alley is beautiful, amazing grounds. You can enjoy a mint Julip on the porch. Nice restaurant behind the main house makes a perfect lunch spot. The tour focuses "in the house". They had added some reconstruction of 10 slave cabins but these are not covered in the tour. You will get... More

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Granbury, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This place was wonderful. Nothing like sipping on a mint julep, fanning yourself by 350 year old oak trees, and pretending you are Scarlet O'hara. The house tour was fantastic, informative and to the point. It was a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Even the kids thought it was cool. Great gift shop, too! Did I mention... More

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great to see, like stepping back in time. Excellent guide who showed us through the mansion. Very informative. Very well maintained and beautifully presented.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you want to get a feel for what a Southern Plantation was like this would be a great place. The view of the house down the Oak Alley is just so wonderful. It feels like you are on the movie set for Gone with the Wind. The tour is done very well and is very informative. If you are... More

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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The grounds were lovely and well kept and the tour was interesting about the big house however I really do think this place can improve to really be an amazing experience. My wife and I really went to the plantations for 3 reasons: - escape NO for a day - Learn about slaves, their freedom and their way of surviving... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The grounds and the oak alley are immaculate and breath-taking! The tour of the building like a step back into time - life of the rich and spoiled a couple of centuries ago. Nice interiors, staff dressed in period clothing - a nice touch. The tour focuses almost entirely on the family which lived in the mansion. Don't expect to... More

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