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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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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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1 - 5 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Very Informative and Tastefully Done

The ride in each direction is an hour from the french quarter. The Gray Line bus driver was very informative with history, culture, and tidbits about the effects of hurricane Katrina. There was time for us to view the slave quarters before the tour, very...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
A must visit while in New Orleans

Jude was our guide, who was very informative and entertaining. If you love to know about a place and it's history, then this tour is a must. It is one of many, however, we enjoyed it immensely. Very sobering when you understand how life was...More

Thank Vickeez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour

We had a great tour. The guides were very knowledgeable. The plantation has guides in different area of the plantation. The info we learned on the ride to the plantation was interesting.

Thank Patti W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Could be better...

The Oak Ally Tour is very professorially run. The only problem I have is that both the bus tour guide and the Oak Alley tour guide, made the plantation life seem glamours for both the slaves and the plantation owner. #learnsomehistory

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We self-drove to the plantation at the end of July. Everything is well laid out and plenty of information. The Oak alley itself is very impressive, and would highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank Barrreflux
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from Hector699 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk the property without a guide. The main house is the guided tour.
Ashley C
July 2, 2018|
Response from dcpacker | Reviewed this property |
About 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
June 21, 2018|
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Response from 533tanam | Reviewed this property |
We were back around 400 in the afternoon, left about 900 and back before dinner
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