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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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What an experience! Breathtaking, well organised from start to end. All staff worked hard to give a quality tour. Comprehensive talks giving a good understanding of how life was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

What an experience! Breathtaking, well organised from start to end. All staff worked hard to give a quality tour. Comprehensive talks giving a good understanding of how life was . A must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds. I recommend doing the guided tour of the Big House. The guides are dressed in period costumes, and although they give a romantic commentary and perhaps glaze over the darker elements of its history it's still worthwhile. It's also a great place for traditional Creole buffet (and the best bread and butter pudding). The souvenir shop is great... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Oak Alley is a little over one hour's drive from New Orleans. On a good day this makes for a welcome respite from the city; and if you also have a good bus driver/guide which we did (his name was "Ken") it makes for an enjoyable ride. Unfortunately the tour of the plantation mansion itself left something to be desired.... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I have never seen anything like it !! I am from the midwest and this is truly a site to see. The mint julep is awesome!!

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

a beautiful grand old mansion that has been restored to its splendor. Fantastic grounds and some great photo opportunity from the end of the oaks looking back at the mansion. well worth the trip. great informative tour as well.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Oak Alley Plantation is well worth the drive outside of New Orleans. I went on a Friday morning, it was not so crowded. A few hours later the buses started to arrive, so get here when they open! The plantation itself was large, and had a lot to look at. The tour starts at the slave quarters. You can get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This stop is the total package - history, beauty, grandeur, informational tour, wonderful backdrop for pictures, gift/snack shop, full sit-down restaurant...what more could you ask for? Plan to spend the majority of the day. It's everything you're expecting - and more!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We were going to go through a tour company but glad we didn't and instead drove ourselves out to the plantation from Slidell where we were staying. Very interesting drive being able to see people fishing in the bayous along the way and the changing vegetation, if you're into that kind of thing, was a great start to the day.... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is worth the hour drive from New Orleans! There is a AAA discount available for the admission/tour. The guided house tour was very informative and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. There is a restaurant, inn, gift shop, and restrooms on site. Down the road is a pull off wear you can walk... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My daughter and I took the gray line tour for this excursion and had the most wonderful tour bus driver named Sylvester. He presented the history of Louisiana from the 1700's to present with emphasis on commerce, people, life on a plantation, local vegetation, religion history of the area, building materials used, Creole history, and so much more. The tour... More 

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