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Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. 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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  • Absolutely super experience. A small jump in the past. Great tour of the old House. All very authentic. It offered very expensive tours of New Orleans off (approx. 60 USD), admission is however only approx. 20 USD.
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  • This was a great experience and cheaper than was this sight says. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. We'll documented displays. Interesting history of the place. Excellent food at the restaurant a...  read more »
  • Featured in the Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise movie "Interview With The Vampire", this was my second time visiting this extraordinary plantation property and important presentation of our great nation's ve...  read more »
  • Beautiful setting with 300 year oaks. No wonder is the poster child of plantation houses. Very good historical tour of the house, and there are good educational exhibits about plantation life and slavery on the grounds. There is also a cafeteria, and you can tour the grounds while sipping a refreshing mint julep.
  • Visited this plantation because I wanted to walk down the oak alley. This is a beautiful plantation, worth the admission that gets you a walking tour of the house and the history. Tour the grounds at your own pace. Don't forget to eat at the restaurant which I highly recommend. The food there is delicious and so are their desserts. The waitress told us a woman there bakes all the desserts and makes the gumbo too. We found the restraunt to be the best meal we had all weekend. They also had a drink sampler containing mint julep, lemon julep, and a frozen blackberry julep. My favorite was the frozen blackberry julep, very refreshing. But the sampler was a fun way to try all three. A few tips: the bathrooms are very clean, the house tours are frequent, and you can use your AAA membership for a discount. Enjoy!
  • 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.
  • A very well preserved, interesting piece of history. I thoroughly enjoyed wandering the grounds taking pictures as well as taking a tour of the Mansion.
  • Beautiful Plantation with the house and grounds well preserved. Beautiful landscaping with its original oak trees. Our tour guide was friendly and well informed. Well worth the time and money to tour.
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