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Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

3645 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA, 70090

The Basics

A plantation visit is a must when in New Orleans and Oak Alley Plantation is one of the more popular options thanks to its exceptional exhibitions regarding slavery and the Civil War, Sugarcane Theater performances, and exceptional Greek Revival architecture.

See the Big House and grounds on the banks of the Mississippi River on a guided tour, many of which include round-trip transportation from New Orleans’ French Quarter. For a full-day trip from the Big Easy, combine a tour of Oak Alley with a Cajun swamp tour or a trip to some of the other surrounding plantations, including Laura Plantation and San Francisco Plantation.

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Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
star-4.5
$69.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience
I enjoyed seeing & hearing first hand the stories of the land owners and their slaves. Definitely different then reading it in a book. The plantation is well cared for, gift shop, restaurant all very good
Susan_O, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-4
Great experience, well worth the time and money.
Jay, Aug 2021
Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans
Oak Alley Plantation was absolutely beautiful, on-site restaurant was great, fast and efficient. Enjoyed hearing the history of the home and about some of the people who have lived there. Swamp boat tour was good overall, though did have some safety concerns during the tour. Lastly, our driver Barbara was outstanding. She was very personable and provided a tour guide feel during out and back ride, as a local to the area she is a tremendous asset and promoter of all things Southeast Louisiana.
star-4
Gorgeous Plantation
KimTso, Oct 2021
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
The grounds of oak alley plantation are just breathtaking. The history behind this plantation it’s really good. However I wish they would touch base on some of the descendants that might still be in the area and possibly work on the plantation.
star-5
Great value for the ride out, entrance, and house tour.
Nathan_H, Aug 2021
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
The ride out was excellent and the bus was comfortable and clean. Our driver was also very awesome and knowledgeable about plantations on the way and good places to eat!
star-5
Highly recommended
Dustin_N, Aug 2021
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Historic and authentic view of the Oak Alley plantation and bayou. As a lifelong goal, I would highly highly recommend!
star-5
Must do
joncindy123, Jul 2021
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Alton, our bus driver and narrator , was excellent. He gave us lots of interesting information . The bus was comfortable and clean . Oak Alley is very impressive.
star-5
Weather or not!
Calvin_H, Jul 2021
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The tour guide of the swamp ride. Captain Dan, was able to de-escalate my anxiety and the anxiety of many of the tourists. Prior to boarding the rain was very hard. He informed us of all safety measures and I thoroughly enjoyed the educational, interactive, tour provided and no longer focused on the weather. He didn't just talk about the gators. We learned about raccoons, crawfish, grasshoppers, turtles, and more!
star-5
Oak Alley and Airboat tour is a must!
Katherine_K, Oct 2021
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
This tour was amazing. We had a great captain for our swamp tour. Captain Ernie was the best. We learned a lot about alligators. Our driver Barbara was really nice. The Good at Oak Alley was great. What a beautiful place. That tour was very informative, too.
star-5
Enjoyable but somewhat depressing
John_H, Oct 2021
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Simply wonderful. Our driver was fantastic as he regaled us with information and facts along the way to our tour. Tour itself was interesting, informative and the main house inside and out were beautiful. The history of the plantation was both fascinating but also somewhat shameful regarding the slaves and I'm sure toned down for the subject matter.
star-5
Great trip
Monica_F, Oct 2021
Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans
Our bus driver was great and funny! And the tours were great especially the swamp air boat tour. We saw gators and plantation was beautiful
star-5
Our tour bus guide, Nate,...
Allison_S, Oct 2021
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Our tour bus guide, Nate, was very friendly and we enjoyed his stories and jokes. Laura Plantation was our favorite tour. It had a more warm and inviting feel. Oak Alley was more formal. Both places are beautiful and would recommend to see when in the New Orleans area.
star-5
Very moving
Deanna_F, Oct 2021
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The tour guide Renee at Laura for an excellent job! The emotion she embodied by telling the story of this plantation and the enslaved people made all the difference.
star-5
Highly recommend
Michael_R, Oct 2021
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
The history and storytelling. Guides were great and made the experience enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Oak Alley Plantation is located in the town of Vacherie, about 54 miles (87 kilometers) west of New Orleans.

  • Summertime visitors should dress in light clothing with plenty of sun protection for the strong heat.

  • Tours can run anywhere from four to nine hours long, depending on whether you combine Oak Alley with other nearby attractions in Cajun Country.

  • Oak Alley Plantation is partly wheelchair accessible, but there's no assisted access on the second floor.

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How to Get There

Because there is no public transportation to Oak Alley Plantation, the best way to get there is by car. Those with their own vehicles or rental cars will find the hour-long drive smooth and easy. Otherwise, the best way to visit is on a guided tour that includes transportation. You can also book a private transportation service in advance.

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When to Get There

New Orleans and Cajun Country are famously hot and humid in the summertime; visit during the fall or spring for the best weather for walking around outdoors. Morning tours will have the coolest weather; tours after 3pm can expect the most intense heat.

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Filming at Oak Alley Plantation

In addition to boasting the status as one of the most photographed plantations in the South, Oak Alley gained fame as a filming location for Interview with a Vampire, Primary Colors, and 1978’s Nightrider.

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Oak Alley Plantation