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Oak Alley Plantation Tours

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Famed for the 300-year-old allée of live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss that flank its main entrance, Oak Alley Plantation has more to offer visitors than a quintessential view of a Southern plantation. Oak Alley also boasts numerous exhibitions exploring the complexities of Southern and Louisiana history, 1,300 acres (526 hectares) of grounds, and the historic house itself—all within easy driving distance of New Orleans.

The Basics
No trip to New Orleans is complete without seeing one of the numerous plantations surrounding the city. Oak Alley Plantation is one of the more popular options, both for its exceptional exhibitions regarding slavery and the Civil War, its performances at the Sugarcane Theater, and its exceptional Greek Revival architecture. See the Big House and the well-curated 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 off the Great Mississippi River Road, including Laura Plantation and San Francisco Plantation.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Address: 3645 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA 70090, USA
Hours: Nov-Feb: Mon-Fri 9am - 4:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am - 5pm. Mar-Oct: Daily 9am - 5pm.
Admission: Adult $22, Youth $8.00, Child $5.00
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

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Visit a former plantation and ride through the swamp during this two-in-one tour. Start with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation for a tour of the antebellum mansion. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop during your free time. Lunch is available to purchase at the restaurant on-site. Next, head to the dock for your swamp tour. Search for alligators and other wildlife and stop for photo ops while aboard an airboat. Round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Take a trip to either Oak Alley or Laura Plantation on this 4-hour tour from New Orleans. Explore the creole Laura Plantation, known for its historic representation of slave plantations. Or head further down to Oak Alley Plantation and stroll around the 300-year old oak trees that cover the plantation grounds with a 40-minute guided tour. See the ‘Big House,’ slave quarters, and beautiful architecture and gardens on either tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

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Soak up the atmosphere of the bayou on this 8-hour cultural tour from New Orleans. Visit the Oak Alley Plantation House, dating from 1837, and view the stately row of 28 evenly spaced mature oaks that line the driveway. Follow your guide, dressed in period costume, through the mansion, the blacksmith shop and the onsite restaurant. Then, learn about life in the bayou's waterways aboard a swamp and wetlands boat tour. See the amazing variety of flora and fauna native to the area and hear about life in the Barataria Swamps from your native guides. Round-trip transportation from New Orleans is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Tour the Oak Alley Plantation, named for the alley of centuries-old oaks leading up to the antebellum Big House. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop and a souvenir shop during your free time. Alcoholic drinks and lunch are available to purchase at the restaurant on-site, with round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum history and the mystic of the bayou on this 2‐day combined swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. Learn about a bygone era at Oak Alley Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane. Then head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.00
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Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

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Explore Louisiana wildlife and culture outside of the Big Easy on this full-day trip from New Orleans to the country town of Vacherie. Zoom across a swamp on a 6 or 9-passenger open-air speedboat with ample opportunities for viewing wild animals in their natural habitat, and then tour an antebellum plantation home with a classic alley of oaks when you return to shore.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Journey back in time on this full-day tour of Oak Alley and Laura plantations from New Orleans. Enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the 19th-century plantations located along the Mississippi River. Admire the famous double-row of oak trees at Oak Alley, and visit the restored Creole-style Laura Plantation with original slave cabins still standing. Gain historical insight on the guided tours, and enjoy free time to explore on your own. Hotel transport included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Steep yourself in American history on this half-day tour of Oak Alley and Laura plantations that comes with convenient transport from downtown New Orleans. Both 19th-century plantations offer fantastic views of the Mississippi River. Snap shots of the famous canopied path of southern oaks that give Oak Alley its name, and gain insight into the women-run Laura plantation, where slave cabins still stand.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.89
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Oak Alley Plantation and 3-Hour New Orleans City Tour

Oak Alley Plantation and 3-Hour New Orleans City Tour

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Spend three hours getting an insider's look at this historic city. Rout the famous cemeteries, iconic plantation homes and Hurricane Katrina landmarks with you professional guide. Learn about Creole history and tradition as you explore the city during this tour that's perfect for first-time visitors, families and history lovers.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

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This is not just another drive out to the river road to visit plantations. Your driver/guide will enlighten and educate you along the way on such things as the Louisiana swamp, Lake Pontchartrain and an over view of what the Corp of Engineers have done to prevent the next hurricane Katrina catastrophe. And host of other surprises along the way.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.54
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Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour

Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour

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Discover New Orleans’ top attractions and the grandeur of antebellum history on this combined city and plantation sightseeing tour. Start with a bus tour, including the French Quarter, the Garden District, the Ninth Ward, and City Park. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city as you learn about its fascinating history from your friendly local guide. Then head to Oak Alley Plantation to view stunning architecture, oak-lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

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After a New Orleans hotel pickup, relax on board an enclosed, air-conditioned bus to the Plantation of your choice. You will be given a guided tour through the main house and some time to walk the grounds . You will then take a short ride and your at the swamps. Your invited to join us for an educational journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations.  Swamp creatures, seeing our boats daily, recognize them as part of their normal environment. Unafraid and responsive to their boat captain's call, they peak out from underbrush and between moss-draped trees and shrubs, frequently coming directly to the boat. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you can actually come within a few feet of jumping alligators.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

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Explore the famous Oak Alley plantation and its surroundings on this half-day tour. Learn about life on the plantation during the 1800s as guides in era-appropriate clothing show you around the Big House, the slave cabins, and the grounds. Discover the films and TV shows that the plantation was featured on and then spend some time exploring the exhibits before heading back to the city.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Tour of Laura and St. Joseph Plantations from New Orleans

Small-Group Tour of Laura and St. Joseph Plantations from New Orleans

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ rich and conflicted past on a small‐group plantation tour. Take a journey through Laura Plantation and St. Joseph Plantation, spying other historic plantations as you travel the Great River Road. View stunning architecture and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantations’ fascinating—and somber—histories from expert guides.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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Double Plantation Tour: Oak Alley and Laura

Double Plantation Tour: Oak Alley and Laura

The picturesque beauty and architecture of the Louisiana plantations are a “must” for any visitor to New Orleans. Many of these breathtaking homes are within an hour’s drive from the city. Your tour will begin with a comfortable ride out of New Orleans where your guide will share with you the origin of the Louisiana plantations, along with the effect they had on the city of New Orleans, and its residents. Along with discovering beautiful buildings, luscious gardens and historic artifacts, these homes also represent some of the darker chapters of Louisiana history. Many of the plantations will provide a focus on the lives of the slaves that brought these homes to life, and share some of the realities of the rural south during this time in our nation’s history. Upon arrival, each plantation home has its own guide to bring you through the main house, and share its specific story. Following your home tour, we will escort you around the grounds and answer any questions that may arise.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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New Orleans Plantation Tour with Transportation

New Orleans Plantation Tour with Transportation

The picturesque beauty and architecture of the Louisiana plantations are a “must” for any visitor to New Orleans. Many of these breathtaking homes are within an hour’s drive from the city. Your tour will begin with a comfortable ride out of New Orleans where your guide will share with you the origin of the Louisiana plantations, along with the effect they had on the city of New Orleans, and its residents. Along with discovering beautiful buildings, luscious gardens and historic artifacts, these homes also represent some of the darker chapters of Louisiana history. Many of the plantations will provide a focus on the lives of the slaves that brought these homes to life, and share some of the realities of the rural south during this time in our nation’s history. Upon arrival, each plantation home has its own guide to bring you through the main house, and share its specific story. Following your home tour, we will escort you around the grounds and answer any questions that may arise.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.67
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Private Chauffeured River Road Plantation Tour

Private Chauffeured River Road Plantation Tour

Luxurious black car service provided to groups that want to visit the famous plantations of South Louisiana without the discomfort of traveling in a large crowded bus. Take a private chauffeured tour along River Road to witness the exquisite plantation homes that line Louisiana's old "Gold Coast." This tour includes public admission for each guest to the plantation of your choice: Oak Alley, Whitney, Laura, or Evergreen.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$533.34
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Oak Alley Plantation hours of operation?
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Oak Alley Plantation hours of operation: Nov-Feb: Mon-Fri 9am - 4:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am - 5pm. Mar-Oct: Daily 9am - 5pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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