“The Grand Dame of the Great River Road”
The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to this classic Greek-revival style antebellum home. Its guestrooms provide true southern hospitality and state-of-the-art amenities.
It is an amazing, magical place. My husband and I were married here. There are small houses that you can rent and stay on the plantation. The food is really good. It's a relaxing place.
Admission includes a tour of the big house as well as the ability to give yourself a self guided tour and wander the grounds. Very beautiful place and informative tour includes a list of all films, television shows and music videos filmed at this location. Well worth the visit.
Guided plantation tour is for the "big house" only, the slave quarters is a self tour. Anthony was our big house guide and he was very knowledgeable about their lifestyle and the history of the home. 4 stars, not 5 because of the Confederate portion. It's obvious it does not have much tie to the home and seems a desperate draw and yet there's a guide for that area as well.
Tour was rushed, granted it was a busy day, the wait was 35 min. Also, they only showed a few rooms and compared to the other plantation I visited , the amount of facts about the house was a lot less. Tour lasted 30 min. The slave cabins were interesting to look at but were new. The most interesting part was seeing how much the slaves were sold for (this info was found in a slave cabin).
Tour was rushed, granted, it was a busy day and the wait was 35 min. Also, they only showed a few rooms and compared to the other plantation I visited, the amount of facts about the house was a lot less. Tour lasted 30 minutes. The space cabins were interesting to look at but were new. The most interesting part was seeing how much the slaves were sold for (found this info in a slave cabin).
tour of the house was weak and tour guides are just annoying highschool students.
grounds were beautiful though. but not worth going out of your way for
The oak trees are amazing but the house isn't anything real special, especially if you've been to other plantations or houses of that era.
Was definitely worth the trip. About 1.5 hrs outside of New Orleans. The house and the trees were beautiful. Very informative signs and tour
Great historical info and great tour. Great photo opps.
Only go for the oak trees. Tour of the house was disappointing.
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Oak Alley Plantation
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