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Oak Alley Plantation
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Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Vacherie
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 compelling as the plantation’s 25 historic acres and 300 year old allee of oaks.
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

During our week long whirlwind vacation to New Orleans, we decided to take a step back in time and visit the magical Oak Alley Plantation. Oak Alley is a 1,360 acre plantation located about an hour away from New Orleans. It is well worth the trip and a perfect break from the busy French Quarter. While driving up to the plantation, we saw quite a few smaller plantations. When we turned the bend and saw Oak Alley, all of our jaws dropped when we saw the front of the house, lined with oak trees.

Words cannot express the beauty of this plantation. Stunning, enchanting, peaceful, I could go on and on. We learned quite a bit of history while at the plantation and you truly felt as if you stepped back in time while on the property.

While waiting for our tour to start, we learned that the oak trees which line up the front entrance of the house are 300 years old. They were built before the house was. I sat there staring at the front of the house, imagining drinking a mint julep on the veranda.

This plantation is nothing aside from spectacular. There have been plenty of movies filmed at the location which you can check out by clicking here. You may recognize it as the house of Brad Pitt from Interview with a vampire! You are able to rent the grounds which made me think, one day, I would love to get married here.

Oak Alley Plantation also has guest cottages which you can stay in while visiting the area. On our next visit to the big easy, we may just do this one night to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Quarter. Brad Pitt stayed at one of the cottages during the filming of Interview with a Vampire (cottage 3).

The Oak Alley Restaurant located inside the plantation was superb and my family truly enjoyed their lunch. We were not disappointed with anything we feasted on.

Bring your camera and appetite.

Visited February 2013
Thank Megan W
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GeeDeezy, Manager at Oak Alley Plantation, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words! More importantly, we are thrilled that you had an amazing time!
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Here the tour guide dress according to the Period. The story is very interesting but wish the slave quarters were complete The place is so peaceful that it's hard to imagine the struggles that took place there years ago.

Visited March 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you come to New Orleans, you must visit Oak Alley Plantation. It is so beautiful, you will love it. Make sure you take the tour also! And eat at the restaurant. Well worth the trip, you can spend a whole day here. Bring the camera! So much history and so much to see!

Visited May 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Walking up the canopied path to Oak Alley Plantation from the road is one of the most picturesque southern plantation views you'll ever see. A regular in many films, tv shows and even music videos, the plantations is chock full of history and maybe a ghost or two (featured on the SciFi's Ghost Hunter). Located close to both New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA it's worth the drive just to grab a delicious Mint Julep and some tasty treats at their restaurant on property and take in the beautiful architecture.

Visited March 2012
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We were in New Orleans this week and wanted take a tour of a LA plantation. Tour agency had 2 plantations to chose from and we chose the Oak Alley Plantation. Didn't know the difference. As we are in the bus driving the plantation came into view. Without knowing better or being told initially I said, "THAT is the same place they filmed Interview with a Vampire." It was immediately recognizable. I loved that movie and was immediately more interested. So glad we chose the Oak Alley tour. The tour itself was AMAZING! It was like being transplanted back to the 1800's. everyone was in costume and were very helpful in making the experience wonderful. Also found out they have a bed and breakfast on the facility. Very pretty place to stay. Make a reservation!!

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