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Oak Alley Plantation

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Address: 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7079
Phone Number: 800-442-5539
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Built in 1839, this plantation survived the Civil War.

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Beautiful Grounds

We actually rented a car and drove out to this plantation. Cost of the Tour is $25 and you can get additional discounts if you have AAA. You can tour the grounds on your own... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We actually rented a car and drove out to this plantation. Cost of the Tour is $25 and you can get additional discounts if you have AAA. You can tour the grounds on your own with a map they give you at the ticket office. They do tours of the Big House every 30 minutes. Touring the house is worth... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tour guide was Evie. Her speech was clearly canned and memorized. She offered nothing off the cuff which would indicate her knowledge was limited but her ability to memorize was good. So - uninspired. tour was maybe 1/2 hour and felt rushed. Barely time for 2-3 people to peek into a room and move on. Questions were not encouraged. Lots... More 

Thank Lynn D
New Market
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We toured this as part of a larger package. Its worth the trip to see the oaks, the view is famous and worth checking out. There is a lot of reading, but if you enjoy history, its very informative. Be prepared to do a lot of self guided touring.

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Benfleet, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With so many plantations to visit it was hard to pick the right one, but having read the reviews we opted for Oak Alley and we were not disappointed. The actual Plantation house is beautiful it looks like something out of Gone with the Wind! Included in the entrance price is a fully guided tour of the house with a... More 

Thank CarolBenfleet_UK
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've wanted to visit Oak Alley for a long time because it's the epitome of what I picture a plantation home to be - plus I love, love, love the giant oak trees, which line the walk from the Mississippi River - WOW! So here's some hints for you - go early - we got there at 8:15am and drove... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oak Alley is the picturesque vision that comes to mind when I think "plantation." The plantation house and the surrounding grounds are absolutely beautiful. The tour of the house was interesting, but it noticeably focused on the family that owned the house. There were very few mentions of the history of slavery. We ate lunch at the café and felt... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our experience touring Oak Alley was excellent. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting and the history presented during the house visit was fascinating. There are quite a few different sites to explore at the plantation and they were all well presented and easy to understand. My favorite part of the day though, was standing on the balcony, taking in... More 

Thank Edwy
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Meet the tour at the Lighthouse Ticket Office on Toulouse Street and the River and take an air conditioned bus to Oak Alley Plantation (approximately an hour). Our friendly and knowledgeable guide, David Chick, gave a extremely interesting and informative New Orleans history lecture on the way. Upon arrival we had about 45 minutes to do a self guided tour... More 

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is full of history. The main house as the other cottages... I loved the history of the tyran family. But there is not that much to visit and to see. We took some good pics too

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Loma Linda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having come here from Laura Plantation, you certainly feel this plantation's opulence. Tour of the main house lasts about 40 minutes, though the best part for me was the stroll on the second-story balcony. Be forewarned: This is a popular site and if you plan on getting that classic oak alley photo of the main house, you're going to need... More 

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