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“What a grandeur!”

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.
Ghent, Belgium
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“What a grandeur!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a nice plantation where you can feel how life on a plantation must have been. The tour guide mainly sheds light on how the owners of the palntation lived their lives. The 28 oaks outside are apparently matched with 28 windows in the house. Btw, the mint julip is really great!

Visited August 2013
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“Best antebellum plantation in Southern Louisiana.”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

This place was beautiful: from the oak trees lining the front drive (now walkway), to the house itself. The tour was very informative. This is what I call a true plantation house. The Nottoway Plantation, a little bit north of here, was completed only two years prior to the start of the Civil War. This plantation house was completed almost 25 years prior to the War. So, this plantation is a true treasure. Be sure to check it out.

Visited May 2013
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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“Wonderful Plantation and tour”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is the third time we've been to Oak Alley. The 1st was about 18 to 20 years ago. We went in March, 2012 to go to a craft fair there. Then we were there this past weekend and talk about changes. They've added a larger gift shop. The tour is still wonderful. But they've added some other things that you can see on the grounds. The garage with antique cars in it, a gentlemen there to talk about Louisiana in the Civil War and hubby even purchased a mint julip for us to sip while finishing the tour. But the view of the 28 oak trees is breathtaking. 14 on each side of the walk.

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“A Beautiful Southern Plantation Home”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

I visited the Oak Alley Plantation with my dad on a gorgeous fall afternoon. I came here with a tour group. An hour bus ride from New Orleans was so enjoyable due to our excellent driver who provided us with historic information on anything we drove by!

Once at the plantation home, we received an excellent tour, from a girl half my age, who knew so much about the history of the plantation home, its past owners, and the area. She was able to answer every question, and gave us a great tour around the house. It is called the Oak Alley for a reason: the oak trees leading up to the home from the entrance were beautiful.

Soaking in that sunshine with a mint julep in my hand was such a fun experience!

Visited October 2012
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“A fantastic tour of a beautiful Plantation house”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were in New Orleans and driving to Baton Rouge and we were told if we were visiting a Plantation house this was this the best one and it was certainly impressive. The avenue of living oaks leading up to the house is just as you imagine a planation estate should be. There is a large car park and the slave quarters they are constructing at present are very well done and informative. The guided tour is interesting and educational and unlike some other American houses we visited you do go into the rooms and you can take photos. The tour guide was excellent. It was interesting to hear the history of the house and how the Roman family lost the house after the Civil War. The young man at the Civil War tent knew a lot about the Civil War in the New Orleans area. The gift shop and café are good. The signage from highway 10 to get to the plantation house could be better but this house is well worth visiting as an example of a southern Plantation house.

Visited July 2013
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