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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Oak Alley Plantation Reviews
TatianaNBOctober 4, 2017
This plantation has gorgeous oak trees which makes for beautiful pictures. To get to the grounds we had to pay 22$ for the ticket for the house tour. Our tour guide was dressed in 19th century clothin... more »
Leonor MOctober 2, 2017
We paired this visit with the Whitney Plantation and this was the other side of the story. While the site is stunning and the landscapes and oaks produce great photos, the family story and opulence fe... more »
Dana HOctober 2, 2017
We visited early in the morning and it was already hot but the beautiful trees provided ample shade. The tour of the grounds is self guided but the house tour is done by ladies in period costumes. It'... more »
Sophia WahlgrenJuly 8, 2017
Such a beautiful and moving place to visit. If you are in New Orleans, I would definitely recommend a visit to Oak Alley. I thought they did a wonderful job of explaining what life was like for the slaves that worked here; the wall of names was moving people to tears. The main house was gorgeously preserved and of course, the trees the were stunning. My husband and I both had a mint julep on the tour and they were amazing.The staff was welcoming and knowledgeable. I would love to go back.
Mima KantemiriJuly 1, 2017
The highlight of our trip to New Orleans. A place worth visiting. We particularly loved the tour guide that gave us all the inside information of the mansion, the people, the history, the life style. Such a beautiful place, all photos are not enough to capture its beauty!!!
Mikel MünnekhoffMay 31, 2017
Definitely worth visiting it! Beautiful place to walk around, not overfilled (even on Memorial Day) with people. The Maison Tour is very interesting. The guides are impressionably knowledgeable and funny as well. I can absolutely recommend this place! Maybe you'd plan a wait if you want to go to the restaurant.
Pete CrutchfieldJune 15, 2017
Best Plantation tour in Louisiana. Can't be beat. Gorgeous. Breathtaking. All the adjectives. All of them. Even sad ones too. They have a slave quarters exhibit. That part can be a tough tour.
Sharon AzizJuly 7, 2017
Did not disappoint. Start your plantation tour here with the story the tour guide gives. See the connection between the next two plantations including St. Joseph. Have a mint julep on the veranda of this beautiful estate.
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