Many times, we will see those big beautiful, old southern mansions on Instagram or Facebook and share about how cool they are. If you are lucky, you might find one that you can actually go explore. This one in Louisiana welcomes you with ginormous oak trees that will make you feel like you are in some type of fairytale. This is a perfect thing to do in Louisiana if you're looking for a fairytale adventure.
Oak Alley is one of the many old homes/mansions in Louisiana and embodies the old south. It has a very similar feel as Wormsloe property in Savannah, Georgia. The entrance is picture perfect and almost doesn't seem real.
You explore the grounds and explore the different houses and exhibits on property. You can even eat dinner and stay the night at one of the cabins on the land.
In total, there are 28 Oaks that will welcome you that have been there for over 300 years. The actual mansion and other spots on the property have been there since the mid-1800s, so this place has a ton of history attached to it.
You should probably block off at least two hours in your schedule to explore this entire place because, again, it is MASSIVE and you don't want to miss any of it.
Your ticket includes a tour of the main mansion and gives you access to each of the attractions/exhibits on the grounds. You will get to learn about the history of the property and really take in the beauty of the architecture.
When you adventrue off on your own, you will come across The Slavery Exhibit, The Sugarcane Exhibit and Theatre, The Blacksmith Shop and The Civil War Tent.
To really get the full experience, you can have a sit-down meal at the Oak Alley Restaurant on-site, or you can just grab a coffee and quick bite at The Plantation Café. We think that you should try both and really get emersed in the history and destination experience.
Address: 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, Louisiana 70090
Why You Need To Go: You will be in awe when you see the 800-foot long alley of 300-year-old oak trees that lead you to a huge antebellum mansion.