"Oak Alley Plantation ~ Gone With the Wind?" Vacherie Tip by starship

Vacherie, New Orleans: 11 reviews and 10 photos

  Oak Alley Plantation
by starship

Touring this beautiful Greek Revival Antebellum Mansion was something I had wanted to do for a long time. But the sad truth is I never got to do it, even though we had thought we could fit it in on this recent trip to New Orleans. Located within an hour's drive from New Orleans, "Oak Alley Plantation" has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road" and has to be one of the greatest surviving homes of the "Old South." The interior design & furnishings of the house have been authentically restored. The mansion together with the magnificent canopy of 28 live oaks on the grounds make Oak Alley ( IMHO) almost too beautiful for words. The home and plantation also have an impressive history which is worth discovering on your visit here.

I also thought, but apparently mistakenly, that Oak Alley Plantation was the backdrop for the movie "Gone With the Wind." I'm still not convinced this plantation didn't play some part in the movie. But neither in its brochure nor on its website was this movie mentioned, although several films have been shot here either in full or partially.

Many companies offer tours to Oak Alley either alone or in combination with other plantations. But my preference would be for driving there. There are also Bed & Breakfast cottages available, the lovely Oak Alley Restaurant, Plantation Cafe/Ice Cream Parlor, and an impressive gift shop.

Adults (19 yrs. & over) $18.00 Students (13 - 18) $7.50 Children (6 - 12) $4.50 Our hours are as followed: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mon. - Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Sat & Sun

Open 7 days a week except Thanksgiving & Christmas.

othercontact: In Vacherie, Louisiana
Phone: %cg1-800-4ALLEY
Website: http://%cgwww.oakalleyplantation.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2010
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