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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The guides wear costumes to add to the atmosphere. Ours was very knowledgeable and the big house tour includes lots of rooms with furniture, so you can see how they lived back then.

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Staten Island, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A trip to Oak Alley is well worth the drive out to this area of LA. The view from the road, and the levee, of the home and the oak trees is truly a million dollar view. The property is expansive, the slaves quarters (which are replicas of the originals) provide details about which slaves may have lived in these... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stunning. Wonderful tour of the home with tour guides dressed in period costumes. Must walk down the lane to get "the shot". You are able to go into the slaves quarters and see how they lived compared to their owners. Humbling to say the least. Nice shop though in my opinion not a lot to choose from. Kids got ice... More

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Kastrup, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I saw this plantation as part of a tour. I like it. The guide showing you around is in a time accurate dress and telling the story of the house. It was real nice and a great experience. The surrounding grounds are great. I would recommend going.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took this tour through Gray Line Tours out of New Orleans. It left from the French Quarter and took about an hour to get there but the tour guide impressed us with all of his commentary on all of the history. The plantation itself is beautiful. You get a guided tour of the house and then you can walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had seen this plantation on TV many times, but in person it was unbelievable. The magnificent oaks out front were breath taking, and just across the road was the Mighty Mississippi River. While there be sure to get a mint julep, a must have.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Try to do both in one tour so you get the flavor of two plantations. One is more a working plantation and one is more what we think is a plantation should look like.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very impressive facade and grounds here but the interior of the house was just okay. Some of the other plantations had lots of original furniture and fixtures where Oak Alley wasn't quite as complete and so didn't seem as time appropriate. The tour guide was nice and you could tell she enjoyed her job but I found the tour groups... More

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New Jersey, United States
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37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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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