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Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

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Learn about the history of the 200 slaves who lived and worked at Oak Alley Plantation, from the construction of the plantation's mansion up until the time of emancipation. Discover the property's Big House, built in 1939, and watch historical interpreters reenact the life of the family who inhabited this antebellum home. Walk down the alley of 28 oak trees, for which the plantation is named. Explore the interactive Civil War Encampment and view the Slavery Exhibit, added in 2011, to gain a better understanding of the lives of slaves at this plantation. Finally, visit the new pecan trees planted to honor Antoine, an enslaved gardener who grafted the original "paper shell" pecan. Using our world travel planner, Vacherie attractions like Oak Alley Plantation can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was my first experience in a plantation and I loved it. We did the tour of the main house and was surprised pictures were not allowed; however, I was able to make it up with all the pictures we t...  more »
  • Overall it is a nice tour. Note that no photography is allowed inside the main house. We went there with a group.  more »
  • Oak Alley is well worth the visit. It's an hour or so drive from NOLA, but we had a good tour guide that kept us entertained on the drive out. If you're able to visit by car, I would recommend that so...  more »
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  • Absolutely breathtaking trees! It is a long hour drive, but worth it to see the beautiful estate. The tour was good but short. It is only limited to the first and second floor, but it is very informative. The available room were restored authentically. The estate itself is majestic but the trees are the stars. The sugar basins are awe inspiring, and the slave cabins serve as reminders of what cannot repeat. Tip: join the tour of the house later in the afternoon when there is no line. Otherwise expect an hour wait. Also, AMAZING bread pudding!!!
  • Amazing place. Not only you lear how slaves and masters lived on this plantation founded in the 1830’s but also you can enjoy the stunning views of the Oaks Alley in front and back of the beautiful mansion. There is a guided tour inside the mansion where the guide informs you about its history and you can see original artifacts. Outside you roam the very beautiful plantation on your own. There are also adequate parking lot, gift shops and restaurant. Unless you come with tour company you buy the ticket at entrance which I did. I drove myself there. Easier and cheaper than booking through tour company. Entrance fee is $25 per adult with discount for seniors and children. If you were in New Orleans do not miss visiting Oak Alley Plantation. You can take stunning pictures. The oak trees/alley are amazingly beautiful.
  • Absolutely gorgeous place. Got there around 12:30 and went straight to the restaurant. Nice restaurant with great food. They have a slave quarters with information on their daily lives and you can go in some. They give you pamphlets with plenty information. They have a garden and a small cementary. Lots of beautiful flower bushes along the grounds. But the most gorgeous thing is the alley of oaks. Wow just beautiful, really loved it and how it framed the house. We had to line up for a house tour, took about an hour. Probably better to get there early morning so less line waiting. The house is beautiful and a nice tour on the Romans lives, just loved the wrap around balcony and its view of the oaks. I really want these trees at my house.
  • The food at the restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. Do not skip dessert, even if that means taking the rest to go!!! The plantation is interesting and allows you to see quite a bit. Young kids will enjoy running around on the vast grassy areas. For those of us who love the gift shops, they have one of the best. They are also a bed and breakfast and I hope to return soon as a b&b guest.
  • Visited with my wife on a rainy Tuesday. The house is wonderful, but the trees are even better. Centuries old and so majestic - they are worth the trip by themselves. The tour of the house was fantastic. The guide spoke very clearly, gave interesting facts - not the whole rundown she could have given - and the length was just about right. Wonderful!

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