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“Great Plantation Tour”

Oak Alley Plantation
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Vacherie
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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 October 3, 2013

This tour was priced [offer AAA and other discounts] the same as others in the area, but the tour and access to the grounds was so much more than other area plantation tours. Staff is dressed in period clothing and took you through the large house and its rooms with all its history. The 28 oak trees that form the alley from the house to the Mississippi were beyond description. After the tour you could stay till they closed and wonder the great grounds dotted with 2 old cars, slave quarters along with other historic items.

Thank El1Lobo
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Its smashing!
You fell liKe you enter in " Gone with the wind"
The house with all its furniture and garages with several vintage cars like if the owners were about to arrive.
Even the ladys that show he house and park are dressed linke maids from the beguining of last century
The shop has lots of intresting stuf.
Ah Of cours the Oak alley that takes to the entrance of the manor is brethtaking from the gate and from the verandas.
Don't miss it if go to Louisiana and you have an afternoon to spare

Thank Pedro d
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The plantation house is beautiful, and the grounds are extensive. The Oak alley is amazing to see if you like old, historic trees. The tour guide was very informative and took her time explaining each room. Even though it was very busy that day, the staff kept the crowd moving properly leading up to the house tour.

2  Thank Judy H
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Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

No visit to the New Orleans area is complete without a trip to Oak Alley Plantation

The tour takes you back to the plantation era and gives you the feel of plantation life

The trove of oak trees from the plantation to the Mississippi River is absolutely breath taking.

Their is also a restaurant and gift shop on the property. Both are excellent value and complete this trip to Oak Alley

Thank Bobpritt
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This place is about an hour outside of New Orleans, so be prepared to drive through no-mans land to get here. The tour of the house will cost you about $20 per person (they do offer discounts for certain affiliations ie AAA). The ticket will get you on the grounds and a tour of the house itself. The tour lasted approximately 30-40 minutes. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, however her official Southern Belle Attire was ruined by the plastic cup of water she had in her hand during the tour. The tour starts on the first level and I believe runs every 30 minutes or so. You then make your way through the first level and up to the second story, where you are then let outside to see the oaks from the house. There is a tip jar at the end of the tour for your guide, it's easy to miss and I think most people didn't see the jar. So be sure to look for it and tip your guide if you thought they were good.

You are free to walk up the "alley" and take pictures of the house and the oaks to your hearts desire. There is also a setup of a tent of a confederate soldier and a couple of old cars if you want to see them. There are also a couple of replica slave quarters that you can view as well.

This is a stop for you if you enjoy history or looking at trees, otherwise this is probably not the place for you.

1  Thank BizzleRN
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