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We booked a cottage at the plantation for one night and it was one of the best moments of our trip. The plantation is only about one hour from New Orleans so fit into our trip perfectly. The cottage (5b) was super cute and incredibly...More
We stayed two nights in Cottage #9. I can't begin to really describe how beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable it was. The cottages are superb, pristine, with tempurpedic bed, flat screen TV with Netflix, fabulous shower and kitchenette. When staying the night, it is highly recommended...More
After hours of delays in airports it was great to get to OA and get a great nights sleep. Excited for our day of touring and drinking mint juleps. It was a little pricy but it was with it. Next time I’d make it the...More
This was a very educational tour and history lesson. It provided a vivid visual display of a day in the life of both a slave and a slave owner. It was very disturbing to see and hear of the horrors and daily mistreatment that transpired...More
The Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant was a nice break after the amazing tour.
We were too early for lunch, so we had to have breakfast. The beignets were different that the ones you get at CDM but still tasty with powdered sugar.
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Nowhere else in the south will you find such a spectacular setting!The story of Oak Alley Plantation began with a vision, an alley of 28 oaks later mirrored by a manor with 28 columns. In the early …More1700’s an unknown settler planted twenty-eight evenly spaced oak trees in two rows leading from his humble cottage toward the mighty Mississippi River. Over a decade later, an aristocrat by name of Jacques Telephores Roman lured his New Orleans socialite bride to leave her city live life, to achieve his dream of becoming a sugar king. In 1839, Jacques and Celina built this spectacular mansion, leaving the Roman legacy for us to enjoy today. Come and enjoy her beauty and dream of her rich past. Explore 25 acres of history and romance, regret and rebirth, tragedy and triumph. Enjoy a Mint Julep or refreshing lemonade while strolling these historic grounds and see the legacies left by the Romans, the Stewarts and those in between. Step back in antebellum elegance and tour the Big House with a guide in period dress. And witness the reconstructed slave quarters to understand the lives of the workers whose labor made plantation life and its luxuries possible. Visit the Civil War Interpretive Exhibit which consists of a commanding officer's tent, staffed most days by one of our three Civil War interpreters. These interpreters, along with our video kiosk, will allow visitors to understand one of the most crucial periods in this nation's history. Enjoy small group discussions with one of our interpreters who are available to answer your specific questions.Dine with us and savor flavorful Cajun & Creole dishes in our Restaurant or grab a light lunch or ice cream in our Café. Browse our impressive Gift Shop. Spend a tranquil evening in one of our 19th century old cottages. Even plan a wedding, corporate or special event. There is just so much to experience at Oak Alley! Less
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No, sorry, at least not a short tour. The riverboats that stop here are 3 and 7 day cruises from New Orleans to Memphis or St. Louis. They come highly recommended, but they are not just a quick day-trip tour.