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Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

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
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Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
star-4.5
$109.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun and informative!
The tour guide Diane was very informative and attentive. We got to see plantations while on the bus, had 3 hours at Oak Alley plantation, and then had our swamp tour where we saw several young alligators. Our swamp tour guide was also very entertaining.
Caitlin_J, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-4
Great experience, well worth the time and money.
Jay_S, Aug 2021
Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans
Oak Alley Plantation was absolutely beautiful, on-site restaurant was great, fast and efficient. Enjoyed hearing the history of the home and about some of the people who have lived there. Swamp boat tour was good overall, though did have some safety concerns during the tour. Lastly, our driver Barbara was outstanding. She was very personable and provided a tour guide feel during out and back ride, as a local to the area she is a tremendous asset and promoter of all things Southeast Louisiana.
star-5
A relaxed day tour!
FranciscoJ_I, Nov 2021
Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans
The tour is nice and relaxed. The Oak Alley plantation visit is nice, it would be better to have a little more time off at the end and arrive a little later to New Orleans, in order to enjoy lunch, the gardens and other exhibits. The swamp boat tour is done in a larger vessel than I expected (not an air boat), but it's also nice!
star-5
Great value for the ride out, entrance, and house tour.
Nathan_H, Aug 2021
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
The ride out was excellent and the bus was comfortable and clean. Our driver was also very awesome and knowledgeable about plantations on the way and good places to eat!
star-5
If you have the chance, GO!
Kathy_D, Jan 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The presentation at the slave quarters was remarkable! House tour was fun. The bus ride to and from was spone shattering, but the driver was very informative.
star-4
Not just sightseeing
bill_l, Jan 2022
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Dove into the culture of swamp life with a Cajun Captain whose narrative of human interaction with a fairly closed ecosystem was illuminating.
star-5
That women at that time...
Bob_K, Jan 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
That women at that time ran a business. Also that plantations were not these “gone with wind” that I/ we thought they were.
star-4
Gators in the Winter
B_S, Jan 2022
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
The air boat ride was the best part of this combo tour. Learned a lot about tge area and our guide even found us some gators (50°f and raining) The plantation tour was rushed and cramped.
star-5
Great experience
Natasha_L, Jan 2022
Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Loved our bus driver! Unfortunately I didn't catch his name but he was a lively and funny man with plenty of good stories to keep us entertained during the ride. At the plantation itself, we spoke with Stephen who was a fantastically knowledgeable tour guide. You can tell he loves his job and wants to share his knowledge with guests.
star-5
Fun and educational tour
Maryna_A, Jan 2022
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The tour was great! Our guide Jim was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and conveyed information in a very engaging and interesting way. It was very educational and we had a lot of fun
star-5
Highly recommend
Tammy_K, Jan 2022
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Alton our tour guide was a treasure of knowledge. The tour did not disappoint. This tour allowed plenty of time at the plantation.
star-4
Two great experiences bundled into one
Simone_L, Jan 2022
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
The swamp tour was great with an unexpected high number of sightings of gators for winter. Our Captain was passionate about his love of the swap it's occupants and it's conservation! Oak Alley was everything we were hoping for and as incredible as the house was the Oak trees were for me the highlight. Plenty of time to walk around and take it all in with a mint julep in hand.
star-5
Great Day for a Fun Day!
Melissa_J, Dec 2021
Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans
Our boat captain, Ernie, was so knowledgeable on everything in the swamp! We were fortunate to see several alligators and he gave so much information about the gators and the swamp. At Oak Alley we had Shannon and she was exceptional! So professional and clear with everything she was saying. Last but not least, Keith, our driver for the day was so great! Friendly, professional, and careful! We had a great day and would recommend this tour to anyone!

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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Oak Alley Plantation