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Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

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2,041 Reviews
3645 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA, 70090

The Basics

A plantation visit is a must when in New Orleans and Oak Alley Plantation is one of the more popular options thanks to its exceptional exhibitions regarding slavery and the Civil War, Sugarcane Theater performances, and exceptional Greek Revival architecture.

See the Big House and 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, including Laura Plantation and San Francisco Plantation.

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Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
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$109.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Super cool!
Elizabeth was awesome! The swamp was absolutely the best, we saw so many different creatures and we even got to hold a 2y.o. alligator!!
roberta_d, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Must do
joncindy123, Jul 2021
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Alton, our bus driver and narrator , was excellent. He gave us lots of interesting information . The bus was comfortable and clean . Oak Alley is very impressive.
star-5
great experience
Denisse_R, Jul 2021
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
We had a great time at Oak Alley Plantation. The bus house was gorgeous and the tour very informative. We also went to the slave houses exhibit and took a bunch of pictures around the house. I’d highly recommend this tour.
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Weather or not!
Calvin_H, Jul 2021
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The tour guide of the swamp ride. Captain Dan, was able to de-escalate my anxiety and the anxiety of many of the tourists. Prior to boarding the rain was very hard. He informed us of all safety measures and I thoroughly enjoyed the educational, interactive, tour provided and no longer focused on the weather. He didn't just talk about the gators. We learned about raccoons, crawfish, grasshoppers, turtles, and more!
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Retirement vacation
David_N, Jun 2021
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
The tour was easy to book the ride to the plantation was good the bus was clean the plantation tour was very good we really enjoyed the house tour
star-4
Enjoyable tour
Clarence, Jul 2021
Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
Joseph our tour guide of Laura Plantation was very knowledgeable and informative. The swamp boat tour was just OK. Not many alligators to see & not much to talk about in between gator sighting.
star-5
Excellent! Glad we experienced both the swamp and plantation tours.
Gelene_W, Jun 2021
Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
A guide by the name of Steven gave a wonderful, very knowledgeable presentation on cane sugar and the making of brown and white sugars and molasses. I wish we could have spent more time with Steven. Overall, I and my family had a wonderful experience on the Oak Alley Plantation tour and the swamp boat ride.
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Educational
Donna_M, Jul 2021
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Even though it rained both tours were fun and educational. Food at Oak Plantation was delicious as well!
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Loved Jim!
carmon_m, Jun 2021
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Jim was a great tour guide and we highly recommend his tour to Oak Alley Plantation and the swamp tour! He knew his history and we were not disappointed in the least. Lanny, our driver did a great job keeping us safe as well!
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1 thumbs up
KJH, Jul 2021
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Laura tour gave more stories to the history of the plantation. Both for the owners and the slaves. Explained about the harsh lives and how the lives intertwined. Oak alley is beautiful, but no talk about lives of the slaves.
star-4
Worth the time and money.
CynthiaV, Jul 2021
Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans
The plantation tour was fantastic! The grounds were well maintained and the history was very engaging. The airboat was fun. The tour guide talked too much by displaying his personal views and opinions about EVERYTHING. Overall, my family and looked past it and enjoyed the ride.
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Educational & Entertaining
Craig_B, Jul 2021
Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Drivers & guides @ both stops were informative & prepared to answer questions. Lunch was limited between the 2 places, but we found a suitable place. Left feeling we had learned a lot. Awesome day!
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Laura/Oak Alley Tour
Debra_M, Jul 2021
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Laura Plantation guide was fantastic. Oak Alley was a bit rushed, wish we had more time there. Overall am so glad we chose this tour. The bus driver, and both guides at both plantations were very informative and told us fun stories of the past.

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.

  • Oak Alley Plantation is partly wheelchair accessible, but there's no assisted access on the second floor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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