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“Excellent Plantation Home Tour”

Oak Alley Plantation
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Vacherie
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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.
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

My family and I visited Oak Alley. The home and grounds are in pristine condition and well worry the visit. This may be the preeminent plantation home in Louisiana to visit. The view of the home from the street down the oak alley is an iconic one to say the least. If you go early in the day before the tour buses arrive, you're may be able to take a picture of the house down the avenue of oaks without other people in your picture. There is a restaurant there offering good food. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the offerings. There are also rooms available if you wish to spend s day or two.
If you only visit one plantation home on your visit to Louisiana, we would suggest Oak Alley be one of them.

Thank Sherlock6142
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Oak Alley was our last stop of a 3-day trip to New Orleans. The estate is absolutely gorgeous. All of the employees, from the ticket booth to the bartender to the gift shop guests were incredibly nice and helpful. Upon arrival one of the tour guides immediately provided directions of where to meet our tour group. Mint juleps and lemonade could be purchased and enjoyed during the tour. The mint julep was great!! Our tour guide was informative and gracious. Following the tour we took photos with the stately oaks and soaked up the picturesque views. We stopped in the gift shop and found some souvenirs, including two different posters of the views of the oaks. My friend had been looking for artwork with the oaks our entire trip, and the unframed posters definitely fit the budget better than $300+ canvas artwork. Our last stop was the restaurant. It was incredible. We enjoyed fried oysters, spinach artichoke dip, cheesy pasta, seafood au gratin, bread pudding, and buttermilk pie. We left stuffed and happy. I will definitely visit again!!

Thank Aaryn L
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a little way out but is worth the visit. The guide was very informative with a great knowledge of the history of the house. The drive (which has appeared in several films) is breathtaking with the oak trees lining either side of the drive.
Information on the slaves quarters at the back of the house was fascinating.
well worth a visit.

1  Thank Alison W
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This is my 4th time visiting Oak Alley and it's always as beautiful as my very first time. If you are ever in the area you need to visit. They grounds are lovely and the house and view from the front is stunning! I haven't stay in a cottage or ate at the restaurant.

1  Thank lil_duley
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

A very pleasant experience from the time we stepped on the bus, up through the tour itself. Mike was our bus driver and we were also lucky enough to have him, earler in the week for our New Orleans sightseeing tour. A very nice man who was very informative. The ride to the plantation was a little over an hour, but was a nice way to get out of the city for an afternoon. Although the temperature was over 100 degrees with the heat index, this never became a problem. The beautiful trees provided all the shade that was needed. The plantation guide was extremely knowledgeable, and well informed. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Ron K.

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