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Oak Alley Plantation

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7079
+1 225-265-2151
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All reviews mint julep slave quarters big house house tour the main house gift shop period dress front of the house sugar cane new orleans civil war guided tour river road self guided step back in time worth the trip interesting history
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The house and the grounds are gorgeous!! We loved standing under the giant Oak trees and taking pictures. The tour though the house was lacking Big Time. The guide could have been reading off a card without much expression or excitement. It was really dull....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JulieKat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cost was $25 to get in and wander around the grounds. The grounds are gorgeous with the huge Virginia live oak trees. A small talk at the Slave camp was provided at only certain times. The rest of the presentations that we found were by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Irene F
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building and grounds are beautiful and the oak lined entrance drive is amazing. Our guide, Nicholas, made a dull indoor tour worse with his mumbling and soft spoken manner.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bibliotekr
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good tour of the house with a guide who went through the family history. The balance was self guided through the slave cabins and learning more about the processes involved in growing sugarcane, then and now.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jimmymo49
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting plantation home and grounds to visit. Unfortunately the residence does not have many original pieces of furniture but items are from that period in our history. The grounds and additional buildings are nice exhibits and the visit ends with a mint...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Burtdol
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading prior reviews on Plantations in the area, we choose Oak Alley due to the picturesque Oak trees. They guides no longer wear period dress when giving tours as previous reviewers mention. Also some of the detail about that era, such as the courting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KC4444
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned Oak Alley with English friends as it’s one of the most iconic and photographed Louisiana Plantations. Avenue of oaks and house exterior as impressive as ever but tour internally was disappointing. Felt like too many people in the house at any one time and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TMOH8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, the place is beautiful...tranquil! Definitely a place to see, but the price tag is steep at $25 each. We enjoyed strolling the grounds and reading about the exhibits at our own pace. We opted out of the house tour so it would have been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank SouthernVoiceBiloxi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are beautiful! The tour of the house was great, just a little disappointing that no photography is allowed. Very informative too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PaulaK407
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plantation is amazing. The trees that surround the property are just stunning. The place has a restaurant and a gift shop. Plan to spend at least three hours to go inside the house and spend time with the Oak trees.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MTorre
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19 May 2018|
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Response from Upmyalley | Property representative |
No, rain or shine the tours go on.
25 February 2018|
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Response from OakAlley | Property representative |
I am so sorry for the delay! We are able to accommodate for visitors that are hearing impaired. All of our exhibits share information with signage and a written version in the mansion exhibit, the "Big House.". I hope... More
19 November 2017|
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Response from Bingitt | Reviewed this property |
The Whitney plantation! Hands down the most informational. It’s more of a museum and than a historical tour within credibly knowledgeable guides.