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Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

(4.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We took the tour, walked the grounds and drank mint juleps. It was a very informative learning experience. It's absolutely beautiful. The oak trees are over 300 years old. It's definitely a better ins...  more »
  • We spent a night there and had the privilege to enjoy the entire site for us alone. Walk at night recommended; emotions guaranteed romantic and mysterious.
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  • Loved taking pictures outside this beautiful plantation, but wish I had thought to come during the week vs the weekend. Enjoyed the historical aspects as well as the beauty. Give the restaurant a try ...  more »
  • The tour guide was great. She spent her entire life in the area and was able to share lots of great historical information. A must visit for anyone visiting the area. We spent the night in one of the cottages and it was like stepping back in time, but with modern conviences. The breakfast the next morning was equally delightful. Great experience!
  • This place is absolutely beautiful. I loved the added perks of the Sugarcane shack and the Civil War tent exhibit. I highly recommend visiting this place. Most beautiful of the plantations in that area that I have visited.
  • It's large. Trees are gorgeous. WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE. Our guide was ok at best. There is practically nothing original left in the main house as it was a private residence- not an operating plantation most of its life. Save yourself the money & go to Laura Plantation.
  • The oak trees are very beautiful. The house, although not original, is restored very nicely and the tour guides give a good history lesson about the plantation.
  • This place is like stepping back in time. The guides and exhibits are very informative. The grounds are so beautiful. Oak Alley was one of the highlights of my trip to Louisiana. Don't miss this one.