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Oak Alley Plantation

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past. The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit, Civil War exhibit, Sugarcane Theater and Big House offer an experience as...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7079
+1 225-265-2151
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Reviewed yesterday

I was having such a hard time picking which plantations to tour and such as we only had a day. This one was very nice. The house was beautiful and my favorite part was the sugar cane theater. It taught about past and current sugarcane...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank truckinchick
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide through the plantation house was very good really knew the place and the history. Got a lot of really good pictures of the property. The Oak trees there are huge!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bhofmann1349
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a Grey Line Tour. Jim, our guide was excellent. The Big House was fascination but the real reason for going is the Oak Alley leading up to the house.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank clmhi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went through the tour of the Big house got a really good insight into the families that built and restored this beautiful home and grounds. But don’t leave till you eat at the restaurant out by the sugar cane field. Service was great and friendly...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank caseyj2019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 9:00 and enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the restaurant. Great coffee and beignets! Our docent, Jackson gave a very nice, informative tour of the big house. The view of the oak tree “alley” is really special. The grounds are beautiful amid there...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MLH1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very memorable visit. The recreation of the slave quarters right next to the big house - it was thought provoking and our guide was extremely knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Camilla C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my husband had visited Oak Alley in 2015 and it was stunning we loved the tour all the information and the beautiful home so you can imagine how excited I was to take my best friend and Aunt to see it. Well all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank krystaldrizzle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This first sight of Oak Alley is very dramatic with the graceful arching tunnel of Live oaks lining the drive to the plantation house from door. A docent leads groups of 20 from room to room giving some history of the times, the family, the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ChicEats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The famous Oak Alley is shown in many movies. During the tour you have an opportunity to visit the house, learn its' story, and learn a lot about past life in the South and slavery. Terrific views and a great lesson of history!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tadeusz Ż
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove out here from New Orleans for the day, after hearing a lot about it. We arrived early in the day, shortly after they opened. The grounds are beautiful, and the house has some nice things to see, with one room filled with pieces...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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May 22, 2019|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
There is a guided tour of the big house and a guided tour of the slave homes, where they tell what life would have been like, from both sides. You can walk around the grounds at your leisure. It’s $25 for adults, $10 for... More
March 20, 2019|
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Response from stillinkent | Reviewed this property |
If your not part of a tour, go to the office and get tickets- that’s what the tour guide did and handed to us. Simple stuff. Plenty to do. So no need to stand in a long line. Best, RS
January 27, 2019|
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Response from davidtI6638MZ | Reviewed this property |
According to current exchange rates, your cost would be approximately $145 US. Unsure of where you will be staying in New Orleans, but an average distance to Oak Alley would be about 55 miles each way. Admission is $50... More