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Oak Alley Plantation
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
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
star-4.5
$109.00 per adult
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So much fun AND a little educational. Louisiana is one is the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in my life.
Michael_K, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Tour of the plantation 2022
Kelsey_H, Jul 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The upkeep of Oak Alley Plantation is amazing. Beautiful grounds. We appreciate the tour from our tour guide. I also enjoyed the cute, tiny little swamp lizards that came out to say hello. Thank you. Kelsey H KH God is love❤️
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Great Experience
Mary_D, Jul 2022
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
It was a great tour of the swamp. Airboat is the way to see and experience the swamp. It was cool to see the wildlife especially the gators. The Oak Alley Plantation was beautiful. It was well worth the trip, just wish there was more history on the slaves and how things were ran in that time frame.
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Great Plantation Tour Experience
Linda_T, May 2022
Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation
Cheerful driver cracking jokes and talking about tour information. It makes the ride to the plantation go fast. Oak Alley Plantation is magnificent and well maintained. Big House tour time is just right for visitors to understand the history of the original owners and their slavery business. Slave exhibits pertaining to the plantation are specific to their work and life.
star-5
Great and knowledgeable...
Michael_D, Aug 2022
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Great and knowledgeable tour guide Jim and excellent safe driver Donald. Comfortable clean bus with great air conditioning.
star-5
Fun time, worth it!!!
Heather_W, Jun 2022
Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Bus driver was knowledgeable and friendly. Appreciated his passion for history and the plantations. Bus was air conditioned and clean :) Oak Valley Tour guide Tony was superb, very knowlegeable as well. Beautiful grounds!
star-5
nice tour
YARLA_F, Mar 2022
Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Nice tour and very educational. beautful property. a lot to learn the cafe was clean and the food was good
star-4
The tour was 30 minutes too short! We barely had time to see everything and were rushed. Too many pick ups for the bus.
Marie_G, Mar 2022
Half-Day Oak Alley Plantation Tour in Vacherie
We had the BEST BUS DRIVER EVER!! He was very informative and funny. Great driver and knew a lot. The bus was very clean and nice.
star-5
Friendly, clean and comfortable ride; eye-opening tour.
Jennifer_P, Mar 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
KP was an excellent driver — picked us up on time with a gentle beep when we were looking for his bus, was friendly and courteous throughout, and provided good logistical tips for our tour experience (eg when to line up, some rules to keep in mind, etc.). It was a peaceful, pleasant, clean and comfortable ride. The tour, led by the plantation organization, was included in the ticket price and was well worth the drive out.
star-5
Great experience, would recommend
Yu_M, Aug 2022
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Great experience. Our driver was on time, and very experienced. Gave us a lot of information about the city, plantation.
star-5
Great tour!
Paula_W, Aug 2022
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Rene was a great driver and guide. Kyla at Laura was really good and informative. I love Oak Alley and have actually stayed in one of their cottages. I do wish we’d had the extra 20 minutes that we had after the tour added to the 30 minutes before the tour so we could have eaten in the restaurant. The sandwiches in the cafe are okay but the restaurant has a larger variety.
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Natural scenery of New Orleans
yajing_w, Aug 2022
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The tour guide Tom is excellent full of energy and very responsible. Driver George is a great too. I like the alligator part the most. We got to hold the baby alligator and take pictures with it. It’s a very special experience with the beautiful animal!
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Ms. Dion was a wonderful...
Brandee_B, Aug 2022
N’awlins Luxury: Laura, Oak Alley or Whitney Plantation Tour w/Transportation
Ms. Dion was a wonderful guide!! Thank you!! The plantation tour was a great experience and I’m glad that we did this!
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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. Those in wheelchairs can explore the second floor via an ipad. Disposable headphones are available.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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