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Oak Alley Plantation
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

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Double Plantation Tours

Oak Alley as a sugar plantation was built by and relied on enslaved men, women, and children. This exhibit focuses on some of the individuals who were own and kept on the plantation, their living conditions. It also includes a look in to life after emancipation. As we make our way Oak Alley your Driver/Guide will point out places of interest along the way. Almost combining a brief history of New Orleans and a city tour, with a beautiful ride over Lake Pontchartrain, one of the largest salt water lakes in the world. We will also cross the Bonnie Carrie Spillway. And get a brief history of the causeway bridge the longest bridge in the world over water. Also we will see what the Corp of Engineers are doing do prevent the next hurricane Katrina catastrophe
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Single Plantation Tour, Whitney, Oak Alley, or Laura.

All travelers will have a guided tour of the mansion and about 45min to an hour for a self guided tour of the grounds and slave cabins, and perhaps a light lunch, it will be at travelers discretion. As an addition travelers we also get to see such plantations where they film Django unchained, 12 years a slave, and the new series on the Oprah Winfrey Network Queen Sugar
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Duration: 5 minutes
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Discover New Orleans’ Cajun and Creole cultures on this full‐day swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. In a small group, head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun living and spot native wildlife. Then, visit Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation to view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and sugar cane fields. Upgrade your ticket to include a high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Double Plantation Tour in New Orleans

Combine visits to two historical Louisiana plantations, with transportation in between, during this day tour from New Orleans. Journey up the scenic Great River Road to reach Oak Alley Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. Choose two options when booking; admission price to each plantation included.
  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
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Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Plantation Brunch and Swamp Experience from New Orleans

Take a break from the city to explore the history and natural landscape of Southern Louisiana. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of navigating on your own, as well as ensures you learn little–known facts and stories about two infamous plantations and Cajun swamp life. Included in this tour is a full brunch of regional specialties, including crawfish and Cajun smoked sausage.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Oak Alley and Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

Discover Louisiana’s most famous plantations, Oak Alley and Whitney, on this half-day tour. Start off at Oak Alley, with its beautiful 28-oak tree tunnel, and then head to Whitney, a memorial to southern slave labor. Learn about what life was like for slaves on these plantations as you visit the memorials, slave quarters, and the ‘Big House’ to really get an idea of what the Old South was like.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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New Orleans Power Pass with Fast Track Entry

Maximize time in New Orleans with a power pass to top city attractions. Get fast-track entry and free admission to the Audubon Zoo, the New Orleans bus tour, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, and more. The pass also offers access to walking tours such as the Haunted History Walking Tour. Choose between a pass for 1 day or several day pass according to your needs.
  • Duration: 2 to 24 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 24 hours
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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans

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

Search for alligators on a swamp tour and stop for photo ops while aboard an airboat. Then visit 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, with round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour with New Orleans Hotel Pick Up

History, architecture, beauty and adventure can be found at each of the plantations that we visit along the legendary River Road.Tour Laura or Oak Alley Plantation for tours packed with beauty and adventure.Oak Alley PlantationBuilt in 1837-39. It is famous for its’ alley of 28 evenly spaced Live Oak trees, believed to be at least 100 years older than the big house.During the approximate 40 minute tour, enjoy a professionally guided tour of the "Big House" conducted by guides in period costumes. Photography is not allowed inside the mansion.Laura: A Creole PlantationBuilt in 1805. Let Laura Locoul's "Memories of the Old Plantation Home" transport you into the lives of 4 generations of this sugar plantation's Creole men, women, slaves and children.Laura is an active sugarcane plantation with a tour that lasts up to 1.10 hours The tour is a complete visit of the entire grounds and slave home with an in depth history lesson.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Oak Alley Plantation and 3 Hour New Orleans City Tour

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Oak Alley and Laura Tour With Private Transportation

Step through time to plantation-era Louisiana on a small-group tour to Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans. Board a private luxury van and take 6-hour journey thorough the Mississippi Valley, spying historic plantations as you travel first to Laura Plantation, where you’ll tour the vibrant Creole manor, outbuildings and gardens, then continue to prestigious Oak Alley to view stunning Greek Revival architecture and oak-lined esplanades.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Swamp Boat Ride and Plantations Tour from New Orleans

A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a private boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a guided tour (non-private) of this grand mansion. Later in the afternoon visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. Limited to 10 travelers or less, your private group will have a more personal experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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