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Oak Alley Plantation Tour provided by Gray Line

Oak Alley Plantation Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from $98.87 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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
Pickup and drop-off from a convenient French Quarter location is included
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3780OAK
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Guided tour of plantation home • Air-conditioned vehicle • Local guide • Local taxes • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Inclusions
Guided tour of plantation home • Air-conditioned vehicle • Local guide • Local taxes • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch
Departure details
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
Guests using a wheelchair at Oak Alley Plantation will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum via a ramp. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are narrow and uneven dirt paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the basement is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
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    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire", "Primary Colors" and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives". Your guided Oak Valley Plantation tour will reveal the stories of the home and its history. View the Majestic Cypress Trees in Louisiana's swamps bordering the Mississippi River. You can purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach (not included in price).
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    Pass by
    Lake Pontchartrain
    I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge
    St. Joseph Plantation
    Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
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4.5
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Lori B
Janesville, CA40 contributions
Top notch site
We toured Oak Alley arriving by car. The entrance fees are worth the money. (They have senior and military discounts by the way) Having visited several plantations in Natchez, Vicksburg and elsewhere that didn't have signage or manicured grounds or nice bathrooms, we appreciated the care and maintenance of Oak Alley.
There is a lot to see with a fair amount of walking to appreciate everything. It highlights a time in our history of the very tragic and unjust treatment of people being enslaved and how the culture of the day allowed it to continue. Of course, the iconic view of the 180+ year old Live Oaks arching over the drive is a definite photo op.
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shelly A
Harrison, AR56 contributions
Beautiful Historic Preservation of Time
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful and full of history. We have been to several different plantations in the South and this would be my number one choice for visiting. They have done a wonderful job with preservation and recreation of what would have been on the plantation during its operation. There are lots of artifacts and personal touches and stories that make this a great place to visit. In addition, there is a small restaurant on the property that serves delicious food, but does not take anything away from the overall feeling of the site. The tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and had a great disposition. Even though it was raining when we went, we still had a great time and the pictures turned out wonderful.
Written 9 June 2021
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Heather M
1 contribution
Basically a bus trip and vid to the site.
Bus driver was a careful and good driver. I was under the impression that there was to be someone on board to tell facts and history but there was only a video.
Written 7 June 2021
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Bufford S
13 contributions
Informative and Relaxing Tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
The bus driver, Alton, was VERY informative and an excellent driver. The Oak Alley tour itself could have been a little longer for those that did the House Tour. I felt rushed during the house tour but Ann did answer all of our questions. The Plantation was really cool especially with all of the live oak trees. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 6 June 2021
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Tierra H
Budapest, Hungary36 contributions
Needs a better depiction of the slaves
There is so much I want to say about the tour. The grounds is really nice and well kept up, the bar on the way out is really good but the tour needs help!

They have a slave quarters that doesn’t have a guide you just read what is on signs. When you go into the plantation house there is a whole tour about the family that owned the plantation and the family that came after them. The tour made these people seem like they were royalty for owning slaves and that is not the case. Our tour guide ended our tour with “we wouldn’t be here today without this family.” No! We wouldn’t be here without black Africans and African Americans who died catering to white people to make them wealthy.

There was no live story telling about the slaves and how they lived or work you just had to read it. Why is the most important part of the tour is not viewed as important. There Should be a tour of the slaves quarters every 15 mins like there is of the plantation house!
Written 29 May 2021
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Jacqueline S
Killeen, TX8 contributions
Day tour
May 2021
Our guide grew up in the area and visited the plantation as a child...made it very interesting! She intermingled her personal memories with all the historical facts. Made it very personal.
Written 17 May 2021
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Lori G
6 contributions
Beautiful Place
Apr 2021 • Friends
It was a very informative tour of the house. Beautiful place. The self tour is nice to go at your pace.
Written 6 May 2021
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Heather T
4 contributions
BOOK WITH JIM!
Apr 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide, Jim, was incredible! Knowledgable, entertaining, and personable. The plantation was beautiful. The only reason my review is not 5 stars is actually because I thought the plantation's tour staff (not Jim) could have been more charismatic, less rehearsed, and could have had more gravitas when discussing the slavery aspects of the plantation. Jim made the bus ride very entertaining, I learned so much, and he even included a Mardi Gras "parade" on the ride back. He definitely enhanced our experience. -Heather
Written 6 April 2021
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Sandra N
Denver, CO1 contribution
Beautiful Scenery + Amazing Tour Guide= awesome experience!!
Apr 2021 • Friends
This was a very awesome tour. Our tour guide Jim ( with one “m”) made the drive out to the plantation and back so much fun. He was very informative and friendly, remembered everyone’s name ( there were like 30 of us!), and answered all of our questions! The plantation grounds were beautiful and I really enjoyed all the history. I would recommend this trip to anyone and hope they also get to have Jim as a tour guide!
Written 6 April 2021
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Gracie
2 contributions
Must do. Great experience
Mar 2021 • Friends
My Friend and I had a great experience. The Gray Line bus was clean and Alton, the driver was very knowledgeable about the city. He provided historical facts about the city and its surroundings. He made the drive feel short. We learned a lot from Alton. The Plantation itself was beautiful and staff was knowledgeable. I recommend touring the Big House first. Gray line staff and Plantation staff were amazing. I highly recommend you visit.
Written 1 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Roy H
Roy H
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Best Tour in New Orleans
The best thing we did in New Orleans! Jim is so knowledgeable but also fun and interesting. The perfect tour guid
rowenaf266
rowenaf266
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Great day!
Jim is an awesome tour guide! I really enjoyed the Oak Alley Plantation your and Swamp Boat Ride. It was a full day
tyleterdmann
tyleterdmann
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All around good time 👍
This was well worth the money. Our tour guide Jim was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting the whole t
C1706MHkatiee
C1706MHkatiee
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Oak Alley and Swamp Tour
Had a great time ! Jim with only 1 M was wonderful! Highly recommend this tour, super fun and informative!
davepP2563BI
davepP2563BI
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Great museum/experience....time frame inaccurate
The plantation tour itself is excellent. But one must be ready for the self guided devices or an app on the phone a
hallen13
hallen13
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Great Tour!
Very nice tour. Great way to see more of Louisiana without renting a car since this tour is an hours ride both ways
Zkhc2009
Zkhc2009
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Cold hearted
Not happy at all we’re weren’t able to go due to a family emergency and due to a misclick on the website and not bu
DanH342
DanH342
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See you later alligator
Major problems with bus equipment from ticketing location to take us to the swamp. Had to wait 45 minutes for a re
Tx_bossman_99
Tx_bossman_99
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It was well worth the money.
The only negative aspect of this trip was that more time is needed for the plantation grounds tour. The bus ride wa
annemarxl
annemarxl
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Spooky history lesson in the French Quarter
Went on the ghost tour with Kate and enjoyed it very much. It was interesting hearing about the intriguing lives of
381kerria
381kerria
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Ask for Jim as your guide!
This is a must if you are coming to NOLA! We enjoyed this tour from start to finish. Our tour guide Jim made it so
416kayleighl
416kayleighl
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Fun time
The Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat tour was great! Our tour guide Jim was funny, knowledgeable, and entertaini
607jenns
607jenns
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Buy your own water
Loved our tour and our guide lived on the Bayou his whole life, hunting and whatnot, so he knew so much information
shawne338
shawne338
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Plantation and swamp tour
Jim the tour guide was amazing. Delivered the information very well. Very informative without being boring. Jimmy t
gnealon44
gnealon44
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Best part of NOLA trip
Best part of my trip to New Orleans!! The nature was absolutely beautiful and the wildlife was incredible. We saw s
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