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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
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour
star-4.5
$69.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience!
My friend came to visit from Los Angeles. I could have gone to visit the Plantation but I thought that the tour would be a more complete experience for my friend. Alton the bus driver was great and knowledgeable and explained what we were seing with the history as we were passing. The tour guide at the plantation was also wonderful! I will recommend the tour to all my visiting friends.
Yvonne_F, 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-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
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
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.
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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!
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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
Definitely See Oak Alley
Barry_A, Oct 2021
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The Plantation House was interesting. Our tour guide however seemed unattached to the group and gave a memorized speech. The information provided was still good. We then had abundant time to self tour on the property. The guide down by the slave quarters was excellent with both his knowledge and an engaging personality. He also grew up a mile or two from the plantation.
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.
star-5
Great day out of the city!
Kristin_Y, Oct 2021
Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
First time doing a plantation tour and really enjoyed it! Oak Alley is lovely and has an excellent exhibit on the life of plantation slaves. Swamp tours are always a must for us in NOLA, and this one was amazing! We were so lucky to see the 3 largest gators in their area (pictured is Winky). Captain Ron had lots of interesting tidbits about gators, the swampland, and food! Really nice day outside of the French Quarter, you won't be disappointed!
star-5
Lovely tour, everything...
Matthew_C, Aug 2021
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Lovely tour, everything was on time and the staff was very informative about the area. Food at the restaurant was amazing
star-5
Plantation and swamp tour
Emily_P, Aug 2021
Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans
We had so much fun! Definitely worth it all around. Our driver told and showed us all about Katrina too. My husband held a baby alligator on the swamp Tour!

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