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Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans: 12 reviews and 17 photos

  Oaks at Oak Alley
by grandmaR

One of the things which I decided to do was to visit a plantation. When we lived in New Iberia, we visited a plantation with Oak in the name (Shadows on the Teche was not yet open to the public). Bob thought we visited Oak Alley, but I think it was Oak Lawn.

The various plantations each have their strengths and weaknesses. We went to Oak Alley because I wanted to combine a swamp tour with a plantation tour before it got too cold, and that was the one recommended by the hotel concierge.

Oak Alley has appeared in the movies, and there was a story about the filming on TV. The story goes that the movie crew wanteded the oaks hung thickly with Spanish Moss, so they hired cherry pickers and decked the oaks all out. Then Oak Alley had a wedding on the weekend, and the bride didn't want the moss, so they had to take it all down again.

The long alley of Oaks in front and in back of the house are the real stars of the site. The house didn't impress me.

November through February 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(last tour begins at 5:00 p.m.)
March through October 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(last tour begins at 5:30 p.m.)

Regular Admission
Adults (19 yrs.& over) $10.00
Students (13 to 18 yrs.) $ 5.00
Children (6 to 12 yrs.) $ 3.00

They offer AAA and Active Military Discounts - $1.00 off regular admission.

Personal checks and Credit Cards are not accepted for tour admission.

The website is a bit defensive about the amount they charge because the have the following chart comparing other plantation admissions.

Plantation Adult Student Child Miltary
Destrehan $10.00 $5.00 Free $9.00
Evergreen $20.00
Houmas House $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 Grounds Only $10
Laura Plantation $10.00 $5.00 Free $9.00
Nottoway $10.00 $4.00 Free
Oak Alley Plantation $10.00 $5.00 $4.00 $9.00
San Francisco $10.00 $5.00 Free $9.00
St. Joseph Plantation $8.00 $6.00 $4.00

Address: 3645 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
Phone: +1 225-265-2151
Website: http://www.oakalleyplantation.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 11, 2005
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