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Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum south on a half‐day tour of Oak Alley Plantation. Take a journey through time to the manicured estate and into the gorgeous home, built in 1839. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating – and often somber – histories from expert guides.
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Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe 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.
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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
    Pass by I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge
    Pass by St. Joseph Plantation
    Pass by Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
You'll return to the starting point
  • 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.
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Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This plantation is a reminder of the old days before the Civil War. I am glad that my family were Yankees and put an end to slavery. The slave quarters was a sad part of the tour
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Great commentary traveling to and from. Very helpful service all around. Golf cart took my disabled friend in between points of interest. Have movie presentation on first floor for those that cannot climb the staircase to see two bedrooms up.
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Our driver Earlene kept us at ease, wi fearful driver on these tight crowded streets. Our guide Jim was excellent, knowledgeable, humorous. Kept us up on all the surroundings. Excellent guide. Old Oaks Plantation beautify grounds and exteriors. House was very limited. Only
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This is a beautiful plantation. Everyone should be reminded how terribly the slaves were treated. It is so sad to me. The only thing that I would suggest is that they have a few wheelchairs for disabled or elderly who can easily walk but not for longer distances.
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This tour was incredibly fun, the departure from the French Quarter was very convenient, I thought it'd be a fairly uneventful ride out to the plantation but I was wrong. Our Tour guide Ken went above and beyond, he knew so much about the area and the local culture but above all
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Nice dive into New Orleans' history
I was greatly surprised ! I wasn't expected a tour with so much insight on Nola's past and history. Our tour guide
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This plantation is a reminder of the old days before the Civil War. I am glad that my family were Yankees and put
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Anchorage, Alaska
Gorgeous oaks
Great commentary traveling to and from. Very helpful service all around. Golf cart took my disabled friend in
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If you go on this tour, go with Joel!!! Super knowledgeable and witty. It was fun and educational. I also
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Our driver Earlene kept us at ease, wi fearful driver on these tight crowded streets. Our guide Jim was excellent,
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  • Languages Offered: English
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