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Oak Alley

  • 3645 River Rd. Map It
  • Vacherie
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

The most famous of all the antebellum homes in Louisiana is a darling of Hollywood, having appeared in such major movies as Interview with the Vampire and Primary Colors, as well as smaller movies and television productions. Built between 1837 and 1839 by Jacques T. Roman, a French-Creole sugar planter from New Orleans, Oak Alley is an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture. The 28 gnarled oak trees that line the drive and give the columned plantation its name were planted in the early 1700s by an earlier settler. A guided tour introduces you to the grand interior of the manor, furnished with period antiques. Be sure to take in the view from the upper gallery of the house and to spend time exploring the expansive grounds. A number of late-19th-century cottages behind the main house provide simple overnight accommodations, and a restaurant is open daily for breakfast (8:30–10:30) and lunch (11–3).

Sight Information

Address:

3645 River Rd., (Rte. 18), Vacherie, Louisiana, 70090, United States

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Phone:

225-265–2151; 888-279–9802

Sight Details:

  • $18
  • Weekdays 9:30–4:30, weekends 9:30–5

Updated 04/10/2014

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