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Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

History Museum, Monument / Landmark, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant
Vacherie
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  • Holly N.
    "The Mint Juleps are to die for!"(6 Tips)
    Tanya W.
    "real treat is the view of the Oak trees leading to the house."(3 Tips)
    Iza
    "... tourist trap. The tour guides are inexperienced and have nothing..."(3 Tips)
    Colin L.
    "it also feels more scripted than the tours at Laura plantation"(3 Tips)
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  • Tanya W.
    Tanya WilliamsApril 7, 2014
    It's cute that the people giving the tours are dressed up. The mansion is nice inside but the real treat is the view of the Oak trees leading to the house. You can drive around and see that for free.
    Upvoted Jan 14
  • Renee T.
    Renee TAugust 28, 2015
    Don't do an all day tour - it gets repetitive. A ways out of town you ride in a van to get there. Just do one or two of the big plantations and you'll get the history and it will be super cool.
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal SorrowSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    As a local I'm here often. I'm known by a few of the tour guides. Needless to say I love the history. The tour and the grounds. I can never have enough pics of the grounds. Aim for the interesting!
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeJanuary 4, 2016
    Oak valley trees are very lovely. Place for very nice pictures. The Tours are packed one after the other, so it feels rushed. it also feels more scripted than the tours at Laura plantation
  • Zachary O.
    Zachary OttingerAugust 1, 2013
    Gorgeous and worth the trip! If they didn't talk about slavery before, they certainly do now. In fact, our guide reiterated the fact that this entire place was built on the back of slaves many times.
  • Rick D.
    Rick DoesburgAugust 28, 2016
    Very nice tour with employees dressed in classic attire. Very friendly and genuinely care about the history of the place. Entry is around $20.
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HNovember 4, 2014
    Do the tour as it's fascinating. Nice to see them highlight the human cost of the slavery used to build the plantation in the exhibits, rather than just brush it aside.
  • UMDAlumniAssociation
    UMDAlumniAssociationMarch 14, 2014
    Day 3 of Antebellum South: Touring the historic plantation and its beautiful grounds under the natural wonder of 300-year-old oak trees while learning about the history of this Southern estate.
  • Gary D.
    Gary DauphinNovember 6, 2012
    Recommend that if you come by car, try to arrive early. Hours between 9am to 10:30am are peaceful, with only a modest number of visitors, often by yourself.
  • JAbbs
    JAbbsMay 7, 2014
    Friendly staff, great tour, a lot of history, a BEAUTIFUL location. Spend a few hours here, it's fantastic.
  • Erin
    ErinMay 30, 2012
    The tour literally whitewashes the history of slavery that is so key to understanding Plantation life. If you're interested in historical accuracy, go to Laura Plantation down the road.
  • Alana C.
    Alana CadizDecember 7, 2014
    Really good tour. And really good mint julep, post-tour. Can't wait to come back
  • Gary D.
    Gary DauphinSeptember 2, 2012
    Oak Alley Plantation is now open! Power is restored, the grounds are cleaned up, and Oak Alley Plantation is 100% open for fun! Beginning Monday, we open for our regular business hours, 9am to 5pm.
  • Denette
    DenetteSeptember 28, 2015
    This is a sweeping gone with the wind style plantation. Gorgeous trees and grounds. Quarters where they kept slaves and the history.
  • Betsy M.
    gorgeous plantation with lots of history... No need to buy a ticket if you aren't going to do the main house tour
    Upvoted Jan 14
  • Leah W.
    Leah WeinsteinJuly 6, 2012
    Beautiful, but the tour is kind of insulting. No real history unless you are super interested in how to make feather mattresses or run dinner parties. Didn't even say the word slavery.Very sanitized.
  • Trina Beana
    Trina BeanaJanuary 27, 2014
    Believed to be haunted by Louise Roman the daughter of the man who had the home built in the 1830's. She is dressed all in black and can be seen in the master bedroom or the widow's walk.
  • Iza
    IzaApril 16, 2013
    It is a typical tourist trap. The tour guides are inexperienced and have nothing interesting to say. Take a photo from the road of beautiful oak alley and go to Laura plantation instead!
    Upvoted Jan 14
  • Gary D.
    Gary DauphinFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant Chef's Lunch Special for Tuesday & Wednesday is Sicilian Style Pork Chops! Yuuumm!!!!
  • 🌺Laura H.
    This place is beautiful and definitely worth seeing. The tours are great and worth doing.
  • Connie R.
    Connie RuheMarch 1, 2012
    The grounds are beautiful! Plenty to see without getting a ticket.
    Upvoted Jan 14
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezApril 2, 2016
    Best plantation-museum in the area. If you have to pick one, this is the one to visit.
  • Dave J.
    Dave JonesAugust 21, 2015
    Great tour, we took the history of slavery tour as well. Very knowledgeable guide.
  • Oak Alley Plantation
    If you are interested in learning more about our history, please check out this video! http://www.oakalleyplantation.com/new-exhibit-slavery-at-oak-alley
  • Gary D.
    Gary DauphinSeptember 2, 2012
    Oak Alley Plantation is now open! Power is restored, the grounds are cleaned up, and Oak Alley Plantation is 100% open for fun! http://FaceBook.com/OakAlleyPlantation
  • Dana N.
    Dana NewsomeOctober 14, 2010
    If you have time, eat in the restaurant..get the daily special for amazing home cooking! Avoid the gift shop - WAY over priced.
  • Julie K.
    Julie KaneJuly 4, 2011
    Thought I could easily get the "courter's candles" elsewhere in gift shops on Royal Street but no luck! Pick them up here if you're interested.... Read more
  • Melinda N.
    Melinda NallJuly 16, 2016
    The best plantation, great food, nice staff!! Worth it!
  • Roy C.
    Roy ChauvinMarch 26, 2011
    On your next visit, take time to enjoy the restaurant and sample some plantation cooking.
  • Sirus O.
    Sirus OrndoffFebruary 12, 2015
    This is the classic plantation experience you see on tv and the movies.
  • Sharon D.
    Sharon DorricottJanuary 5, 2016
    Excellent tour with very knowledgeable staff
  • Pascal R.
    Pascal RavesteijnOctober 18, 2011
    A beautiful Southern Plantation which is used as location for movies and tv series
  • Holly N.
    Holly NorrisSeptember 8, 2012
    So beautiful. The Mint Juleps are to die for!
  • Kari O.
    Kari OsborneSeptember 17, 2015
    The tour was great. Lots to see.
  • Daniela D.
    Daniela DBSeptember 28, 2014
    Gorgeous you seriously have to see this place and take a ton of pics
  • Victoria B.
    Victoria BergJune 2, 2014
    Most plantations are tour only... And cost around $20
  • Ali G.
    Ali GokceSeptember 23, 2014
    Don't miss the 2 classic Ford Model A 's in the garage...
  • Zo-Ee C.
    Zo-Ee CheeMarch 13, 2012
    If the place looks familiar, its where Brad Pitt's character, Louis, starts out in "Interview with a Vampire."
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AmborsSeptember 1, 2014
    The lemon julips are delightful.
  • Eline D.
    Eline DoesburgAugust 27, 2016
    They really bring you back in time!
  • Morgen C.
    Morgen ClareyAugust 8, 2013
    That awkward moment when your tour guide is still fighting the Civil War...like build a bridge
  • Maggie B.
    Maggie BaileyNovember 10, 2013
    Get your mint julep before the tour and end it drunk.
  • Ron P.
    Ron PetersonApril 20, 2016
    Mint Julep before, during and after!
  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith
    We love stepping back in time on a Plantation country day trip
  • KT
    KTFebruary 2, 2015
    Altj is the best
  • Hannah D.
    Hannah DaleOctober 9, 2010
    check it out at night. the trees are pretty cool lit up!
  • Minion R.
    Minion RepublicNovember 7, 2013
    Mint julep, very sweet
  • Michael G.
    Michael GaldenziDecember 30, 2011
    Plenty of trees, very cool.
  • Ray H.
    Ray HancockApril 21, 2011
    The restaurant isn't that great. The crawfish didn't taste fresh... Also it was a bit pricey for the quality.
  • Eff L.
    Eff LuchoniSeptember 7, 2014
    Amazing experience!
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