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Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

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2,103 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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Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
star-4.5
$69.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great value for the ride out, entrance, and house 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!
Nathan_H, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-4
Great experience, well worth the time and money.
Jay, 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
Highly recommended
Dustin_N, Aug 2021
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Historic and authentic view of the Oak Alley plantation and bayou. As a lifelong goal, I would highly highly recommend!
star-5
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.
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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-5
Lovely tour, everything...
Matthew_C, Aug 2021
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Lovely tour, everything was on time and the staff was very informative about the area. Food at the restaurant was amazing
star-5
Plantation and swamp tour
Emily_P, Aug 2021
Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans
We had so much fun! Definitely worth it all around. Our driver told and showed us all about Katrina too. My husband held a baby alligator on the swamp Tour!
star-5
Fun, memorable...
Karinna_G, Aug 2021
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Fun, memorable experience. I will be recommending to all my friends and relatives. I enjoyed the airboat ride and the walk through of the plantation where jay z and Beyoncé filmed Deja Vu music video.
star-5
The plantation experience...
Shardae_S, Aug 2021
Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
The plantation experience was great, very informational. Loved that the location had food and drink available for our extra needs.
star-4
Questionable transportation
Robert_D, Aug 2021
Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
Both tours were good. The bus service to/from was terrible. We were dropped off at Laura 20 minutes before they opened. The driver stopped at a mini-mart for us to get a hot dog for lunch and then dropped us at the swamp tour 1hr 40 minutes before the tour AND the place had a restaurant 😬😬😬
star-5
Enjoyed the whole excursion
ART, Aug 2021
Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Our driver, Gary, was great. Told fun, interesting stories about the area on the 1 hour drive to the plantation. The house tour was a little short but there was plenty of time to walk the grounds. Nice little restaurant and gift shop.
star-5
So much fun!
Rachel_M, Aug 2021
Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans
We enjoyed our entire experience! Definitely recommend you take cold bottled of water and snacks as there was limited time in the morning to grab anything while at the swamp tour.

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