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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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Reviewed today via mobile
2 kinds of tour guides

We had the entertaining and informative Jude drive us out and back to the Oak Alley plantation- hopefully you’ll be able to have him too. His comfort with his microphone is obvious and we enjoyed his stories, antidotes, and history lesson about Katrina and how...More

Thank Becky P
Reviewed yesterday
Beautiful Plantation Tour

Lots of history of Plantations during this period of time. Slave quarters, tour inside of plantation as well as the gardens. Took the Gray Line tour with tour guide Jude. He had amazing knowledge of New Orleans history! He was so kind and very interesting!...More

Thank Sonia G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great tour..very informative

My wife and I took the Gray Line tour with tour guide Jude. Great way to spend the day.. Jude was very informative on New Orleans history and culture... The plantation was beautiful-- we had a guide through the house, it was his first day...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 days ago
Picturesque, Fascinating and Very Worthwhile Excursion

Situated about a one hour drive from New Orleans, step back in time by visiting Oak Alley Plantation. Built in 1839, the property is now a National Historic Landmark, comprising a preserved Plantation Owner’s mansion and a reproduction ‘village’ of its slaves quarters. The avenue...More

Thank Global_Tourists
Reviewed 3 days ago
Beautiful oak alley

The trip to Oak Alley was lovely. The view of the house from the end of the oak alley is breath taking. The slave quarters were refurbished and I felt in somewhat better condition than when the slaves lived and worked there. The house itself...More

1  Thank J55LizBB
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22 September 2018|
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Response from Hector699 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. They have a cafe and a restaurant at the plantation
24 August 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
3 July 2018|
Response from dcpacker | Reviewed this property |
About 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
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