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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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Oak Alley Plantation Tour
From US$65.00
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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a large, beautiful plantation; the oak trees are amazing and provided shade when we were outside as it was very hot during our tour. The bus ride was comfortable, and the driver was knowledgeable with the history. I would say that the only...More

Thank Carla E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A beautiful plantation to visit

Located on River Road, just outside New Orleans, a beautiful Plantation home with a wonderful narration of the Big House. We arrived by Grey Line bus, which was a pleasure in itself. There is a place to have lunch on the premises. Please visit Oak...More

Thank dcpacker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Huge plantation with narrated tour

We enjoyed the tour. I must say we drove out in private vehicle. It was about a 75 minute drive. Our tour guide Ann did a fabulous job on our tour of the big house. We also soaked up some history by walking through the...More

2  Thank KidInfiniti
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus ride out was quick and staff very friendly. The staff at the plantation were all so friendly and helpful! Very well done, with nice amenities, the Mint Julio was delicious! And was very educational

Thank 533tanam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Educational and Beautiful Tour

Despite the bus ride being an hour from the city of New Orleans, the bus driver was so thorough on the history, the way people talk, and culture of New Orleans during our bus ride that I felt I was getting more out of the...More

Thank Rebecca L
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Sue L
16 April 2018|
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Response from dkbuck2016 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of the tour you are going to book. Check with your tour agency and see how much time you need for the tour. The drive from New Orleans to the site is an hour each way minimum. I spent over two hours... More
Frank C
7 April 2018|
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Response from AMEPE1025 | Reviewed this property |
On the pier just down from the ferry there is a pavilion, you checkin and get your tickets and bus number.
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