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Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Vacherie holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oak Alley Plantation and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful location, tour was ok but totally worth a vist. The mint julep was super yummy and the trees are so breath taking.  more »
  • A beautiful home of a bygone era. The tour was a good mixture of family/house information with recognition that their ability to live so well was based on the slaves that made it possible. Worth the t...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite things about my trip to New Orleans. Built in 1839, sitting on an alley of 14 live oak trees on each side that are over 300yrs old. I was told prior to my trip that I needed...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful place. I wish I had time to eat there but we had to catch our tour bus. That was the only downside. Next time I will drive out there and spend more time. With the tour we were rushed!
  • Great and educational tour. So beautiful. We were so happy we decided to make the drive out there to see it. Great gift shop too!
  • Gorgeous trees, lovely grounds. A bit pricey entrance fee but it's owned through a non profit. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgable. It's a must see for sure.