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
Although the house itself was nice it was built on the slave trade and I found the whole experience a bit grim. There are replicas of the slave huts in the grounds and also a price list for the people... more »
Overall my husband and I really enjoyed our visit here. The only reason I wouldn’t rate this place 5/5 was the price was a little steep ($22 per adult and no student discount available) but for how be... more »
Visité el lugar ayer con un bebé de 8 meses y una niña de 2 años. Al ingresar a la casa el guía de una manera extremadamente ruda regañó a los niños “de esas edades” por hablar o decir cualquier cosa,... more »I visited the site yesterday with an 8-month-old baby and a girl of 2 years. Upon entering the House the guide in a manner extremely ruda scolded children "ages" by talk or say anything, did it 2 times and had to leave the site. Not recommended for children bad Guide
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.
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!!!
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.
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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