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Oak Alley Plantation

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Address: 3645 Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
Phone Number: 800-442-5539
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Description: Built in 1839, this plantation survived the Civil War.
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Vacation 2015

I have never seen a plantation before. It was breathtakingly beautiful! I could imagine living in such a gorgeous place back in the days and even more so now!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
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Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I have never seen a plantation before. It was breathtakingly beautiful! I could imagine living in such a gorgeous place back in the days and even more so now!

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Idaho Springs
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Head and shoulders above other plantations, both in quality of the guides (bravo, Krista) and in the beauty of the buildings and grounds. A truly exceptional facility. And the view of the "Alley" from the balcony meets all of the promises of grandeur. We were lucky and got there when it opened and were rewarded with a small group, only... More 

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va
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Just a short drive from New Orleans well worth the trip. Guided tours of the house by well informed guides.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I was here several years ago and loved it so much that I came back for another visit. I was happily surprised that Oak Alley has kept up the fabulous mansion and grounds. Very well maintained. They have also improved the historical aspect by expanding the structures to include the slave quarters, history and names to pay tribute the the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Oak Alley gets its name from the beautiful canopy of oaks that line the long walkway to the house. If it looks familiar, it may be because it has been used in many films. The tour guides are in period costume, which adds to the overall experience. Our tour guide (Robert?) provided a very informative, interesting tour of the house,... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Oak Alley is a beautifully restored plantation home with its famous 300 year old live oak tree entrance way. Besides the tour and history of the plantation, they have now reconstructed some slave cabin replicas and provided an informative display that shows the lives of slaves in the South pre-Civil War but also the differences in the lives of slaves... More 

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Stonewall, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great attraction. As a history buff, a must see. Beautiful manicured grounds, amazing mansion. Family/Plantation history beautifully narrated by period dressed tour guides.

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Carleton Place, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I went to Oak Alley Plantation on the 21st of April with a tour group called Cajun Encounters. Pulling up to the plantation, it is obviously beautiful. They had a café, sit-down restaurant, gift shop and bar, as well as the big house and replica slave cabins. The tour only consisted of the big house. It was interesting, but really... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I booked the tour through Gray Line who drives you there and back. At Oak Alley its a mix of a guided tour though the plantation itself and a self tour around the grounds. At the plantation they sell a really nice mint julep too. There is an alcoholic and a non alcoholic version. Onsite there is also a Civil... More 

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Vail, Arizona
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have been to many plantations over the years in the south... this is now one of my favorites. My Louisiana bestie took me here during a recent visit. I loved how the plantation was laid out. You have the main house (if you don't plan on doing the tour of the main house - you do NOT need to... More 

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