Oak Alley Plantation Vacherie
Where is it at?
Oak Alley Plantation
3645 Highway 18
Great River Road
Where are we going today?
The Deep South is FILLED with amazing history, so why not explore some for yourself! Have you ever seen pictures of those beautifully grand plantation mansions? Well - welcome to Oak Alley Plantation!
Oak Alley Plantation is located in Louisiana, and is the epitome of the iconic Antebellum home! The mansion was built during the flourishing sugar industry as a chain of these stately homes lined the Mississippi River. Now, you have 25 acres to explore and learn from!
A visit to Oak Alley Plantation really is a beautiful day out for the family. There is so much to see an learn, with a fascinating Civil War history to dive right into, and even Civil War re-enactments to experience. There are even reconstructed slave quarters within a popular exhibit.
The great thing about this attraction, is that you can experience it at your own pace. However, if you want to enjoy a guided tour, they are offered on the hour, and on the half hour. You can visit incredible areas, such as the Confederate Commanding Officers Tent, and experience the plantation's original forge at the Blacksmith's Shop.
For those nature lovers there are 300 year old live oak trees which lead up that might Mississippi! Make sure you learn about the history of the family's who once called the Oak Alley Plantation home, because their tombstones and graves are located on the property. It's a lovely way to put names and faces to the stories in the walls.
History is all around you at this amazing Louisiana plantation home - you won't want to forget your camera!
How much does it cost?
- Children$4.50 (Ages 6 to 12) / $7.50 (13 to 18)
- Free Under: 5 years and members
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily. 4:30pm close weekdays Nov to Feb
All year round.
Students can learn all about this 1839 plantation with a field trip! They will enjoy a trained historical interpreter in period dress to set the scene!.
There is tasty Cajun / Creole Cuisine in the restaurant, as well as snacks and ice cream in the cafe. Yum!.
The restaurant has healthy options for you.
Any Top Tips?
Allow at least 2 hours for the self-guided walking tours. .
Doing our bit
History is so important, and they are dedicated to preserving the memories of those who lived at the house, as well as the history surrounding it.
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can help! .
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop where you can pick up some historic, fun and educational items to remember your visit by! .
You can stay overnight in one of the cottage on the grounds if you wanted something to be the cherry on your visit! .
What people are saying?
by Richard Doughty
Gorgeous place to visit. They are very open and honest that not everything you see is original to the house but has been either recreated or is contemporary. The guide was informative, open to questions and very happy to take photo's for people. Beautiful setting, highly recommended.
by Art Jiles
We found Oak Alley by accident about 7pm one weekday evening on a Motorcycle trip to New Orleans. We rode the bikes to the parking lot and saw the ticket stand. I went over and asked if we could stay the night and it just so happened that one of the Over seer's homes was available. My wife and I had one of the most enjoyable nights ever. Got up early the next morning before sun rise and took many photos. Went back and got Pam up (my wife) and walked over to have breakfast at the restaurant. It was an evening and a day, that to this day, has...Read More
by Rhoda Demchak
we have been to Oak Alley Plantation twice. Each time was wonderful.the staff and tour guides are professional and extremely informative.the grounds are well groomed.It would be excellent for a wedding...love it.
by Brianna Rudd
I have been to the tops of the Swiss Alps, rode through the canals of Venice, slept in a thousand year old French castle, walked through Roman ruins and cruised through the Caribbean and Oak Alley Plantation is, without a doubt, the most beautiful place I have ever seen. The grounds are beautiful and the tour was informative.
by Mariusz Zielezny
Although the house is furnished with antique furniture, there are only few original objects from the time of the first owners. The house is well maintained and air conditioned which is important on hot and muggy days. The guided tour of the house is well organized. It is conducted by young ladies wearing clothes from the period of the first owners.
by Art Jiles
We found Oak Alley by accident about 7pm one weekday evening on a Motorcycle trip to New Orleans. We rode the bikes to the parking lot and saw the ticket stand. I went over and asked if we could stay the night and it just so happened that one of the Over seer's homes was available. My wife and I had one of the most enjoyable nights ever. Got up early the next morning before sun rise and took many photos. Went back and got Pam up (my wife) and walked over to have breakfast at the restaurant. It was an evening and a day, that to this day, has been remembered over and over. So much so that we have been back now twice and each of these visits is just like the first. Take the time to see history, take the time to feel the past come alive right before your eyes. You will live this day over and over and come back for more.