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Oak Alley Plantation Tour

By: Gray Line
  • Tour Oak Alley, one of America’s most famous and well-preserved plantations
  • Learn about southern plantation life before the Civil War
  • Tour the elegant ‘Big House’ with a costumed guide
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
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Visit Oak Alley Plantation, one of the South’s most famous and photographed plantations, on a tour down the River Road. And, do it without renting a car. Pass under a canopy of giant oak trees to tour the antebellum mansion and gardens with a costumed guide. Explore the plantation’s elegant yet somber history as you learn about the lives of former inhabitants, including slaves.
What to Expect
Depart New Orleans from a convenient French Quarter pickup point and ride in a comfortable air-conditioned coach around Lake Pontchartrain and along the Mississippi down River Road. As the bustle of city life fades away, experience the peace and quiet of Louisiana swamp country. Reach the plantation by driving through the "Oak Alley" of giant trees that are more than 250 years old.

Tour the perfectly restored rooms of the 1839 Greek Revival mansion, which you may recognize from movies like Interview with a Vampire and Primary Colors. A costumed guide shares Oak Alley’s fascinating history, including stories of Creole plantation life before the Civil War. Spend some free time exploring the grounds, including an exhibit about the slaves who built the plantation and lived there.
Reviews (270)
1 - 5 of 78 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour itself was great. It was full of history during the hour bus trip to the plantation and the plantation tour guides upheld that as well. The grounds and house are well kept and the cafe had a good selection of food. The only...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 days ago
A little Sanitized

I realized the organization was trying to be representative in it's displays, but the slaves quarters were very clean and neat not hardly what was seen during the actual time of slavery. I also noted that a central character in the whole (Slave) experience was...More

Thank Raja W
Reviewed 5 days ago
A trip into the past

This is a very deep detail look into the Deep South past. It gives a person a reason to pause and reflect on our past, present and future. Just taking your time walking thru the cabins and reading the little history lessons is wonderful. The...More

Thank TheBeckers55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Oak Alley Plantation Perfection

From start to finish this tour was incredible. Our driver/guide Gerald was a wealth of knowledge and fun facts. The “Big House” was beautiful with the guides painting a truthful picture of life here during this Antebellum period. It is unfortunate that enslaved people are...More

Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jude was the jewel

OMG Jude was a hoot. Others were almost napping on the trip out to the plantation but I chuckled the whole way listening to his one liners. I also loved his memories of Katrina which were so sincere. Its an hour drive and he warns...More

2  Thank steveandjudy1994
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22 September 2018|
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Response from Hector699 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. They have a cafe and a restaurant at the plantation
24 August 2018|
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Response from Hector699 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk the property without a guide. The main house is the guided tour.
Ashley C
3 July 2018|
Response from dcpacker | Reviewed this property |
About 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
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