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Oak Alley Plantation

3645 Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Vacherie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Owner description: Built in 1839, this plantation survived the Civil War.
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

visited this plantation as part of a tour...the docent was very informative and the property was lovely.

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Spring Valley, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed this one a lot. Well done commentary and exceptional grounds. The great house itself is fabulous and the views of the Oak Alley is history sprawled out before you. Don't bother with the Mint Julep as it is not all that good. Do venture out to the car barn and check out the signs on the walls.

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Dixon, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We were welcomed by ladies and gentlemen dressed in period costumes for our tour of this grand plantation home. It is very well preserved and the guides are well prepared. The slave cabins show us how others had to live and it was kind of unsettling. We had the buffet luncheon while visiting and the food was excellent and presented... More

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This place is very beautiful, restored to reflect its past both good and bad. Once you pay the admittance you are free to walk around the grounds and take in the impressive plantation at your pace. The tour of the house really depends on the guied, we had an average guy who stumbled over his narrative, but gave the facts.... More

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South West Rocks, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic guide, Kati. Full of knowledge, passion & humour she really made Oak Plantation come to life. Even the ghosty stories!! It was a great tour of the plantation and the grandeur of the home was well preserved.

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The tour guide was wonderful! Informative! Knowledgable! He gave a wonderful description of the times, the original owners, planting sugar cane, Creole life.....however.......there was no mention of the over 100 slaves that lived on the land and served their masters. This is part of the U.S. history that I am very ashamed of and I did expect to not only... More

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Springville, Utah
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This plantation deserves more time than I gave it. Referred to online as the "grande dame of the great river road" this plantation lives up to the title. With over 25 acres to explore, a cute little gift shop and cafe, and the big house guided tour, I just needed to have more time to do it justice. Definitely a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The tour guides did a great job. Earlier this year we had toured the Laura plantation and between the two, I liked this one better. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. I wish they had gotten into the history of slavery a bit more, but overall we really enjoyed it.

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Flushing, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visited Oak Alley Plantation as a shore excursion on a Mississippi River cruise. The boat docked on the levee immediately in front of and across the road from the entrance to the plantation. Beautiful setting, grounds and mansion. Knowledgeable and friendly guides who provided intimate details of pre-civil war plantation life. Nice gift shop, and golf cart rides were available... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you visit any of the plantations it must be Oak Alley. We spent the night in one of the cottages, 5B and enjoyed the quaint accommodations. The only drawback was it is indeed rustic. They said there was wifi, however we never were able to make a connection. We also found no t.v. If you are okay with being... More

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