Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
From its beginnings over 200 years ago, Oak Alley was just a land claim on a map. Today, Oak Alley is a National Historic Landmark, dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history its inhabitants left behind. With an emphasis on its time as a sugar plantation, visitors are invited to walk under its iconic alley, explore its exhibits: Slavery at Oak Alley, the ‘Big House’, Sugarcane Theater, People of Oak Alley and the Blacksmith Shop and leave with a better understanding of this plantation’s complex history.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • DonHalazon
    555 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST SEE—STAY THE NIGHT!!!
    AMAZING!! This is a must do for everyone!! Make sure you get the ticket for the grounds and THE BIG HOUSE!! It is extremely interesting and the guide will give you some really important info!! Seeing the Oak trees is awesome!! We spent the night at the plantation and we could walk and take pictures without anyone being in the pictures!! Also right across the street is the Mississippi River!!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Jayme K
    34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Plantation and Views
    We enjoyed this tour a lot and got lots of great pictures, even though Hurricane Ida removed some foliage from the famous oak trees. It's a nice plantation and the original fan over the table was interesting to learn about. After the tour, we shared a mint julep which was very tasty. We had the original one with bourbon but they also have a non-alcoholic option. The grounds were nice to talk around and they had some educational exhibits in the slave quarters area. The shop has some good merchandise and in looking at the postcards, you can see what Oak Alley used to look like before the hurricane. Overall, it's a nice visit and a great way to spend a few hours.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Lori
    Georgetown, Texas10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Historical Plantation
    We visited on Monday, June 5th and are so glad that we included the Big House in the tour. Our tour guide, Shannon, did an excellent job of sharing the history of the house while speaking clearly. The grounds are just beautiful! The slave quarters make you think about what it might have been like to have lived there as a slave. Definitely worth the time and money to stop and visit!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Marie G
    San Diego, California8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oak Alley- worth the hour drive from New Orleans.
    We decided to venture away from the French Quarter on this trip and Oak Alley was on our list. We purchased the tour that included the "Big House". I would recommend this tour because, other than the grounds, there is not much to tour. The slave quarters are not original, but did include some stories of the individuals that lived there, and examples of clothing and some artifacts found on the property. There was also a blacksmith shop, but nothing was going on during our visit. There was also an outdoor theater that showed the story of the plantation. The tour of the "Big House" was interesting and informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions from the tour group. The most interesting encounter was with a woman who came and sat in the restaurant near us. She started telling a story about how she lived on the property for 35 years. She was called away by her son and brought into the next room where there were no guests. I'm sure she had many stories to tell... Overall, a good day trip out of New Orleans and everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • tripbear
    36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Didn't quit live up to expectations
    The Oak Alley pictures sold us on this tour and the Oak Alley itself didn't disappoint. Unfortunately, beyond the beauty of the site, the tour itself was a little uninspired. Much of the house it self was roped off and very sterile and our guide only repeated a memorized script. The tour had quite a few people on it and there wasn't time for questions. There were a number of out buildings to see but all of it felt a little too touristy to us. One visit was enough. We booked a tour at Laura plantation them same day (directly after we left Oak Alley) and enjoyed it much more. It was worth doing both on the same day but if we had to pick one, we would go with Laura. By the way, save yourself a little money and rent a car for the day and drive to the plantations. It was cheaper than a package tour- we got there and back more quickly and were able to make a few fun stops along the way.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 June 2023
  • St_Matty
    Houston, Texas5,099 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful House and Gardens
    If you are going to visit a plantation house this probably one of the best to see. The gardens are very well kept and the house is very pretty. They do regular tours of the house, you are given a time when you pay for entry. For some reason on this trip my gps tried to send me on a different route, so maybe check if your traveling there.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Goguit
    Texas103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful plantation but overpriced entrance fee for what you get
    Nice place, well preserved. There’s a restaurant and a cafeteria on site. Both pretty good. The only down side is the tour. It lasts 30 Min and the information is limited. If you want to learn more about the plantations, I would recommend visiting first Laura’s plantation. It’s smaller but you do learn a lot. At Laura’s the guide tours the whole property explaining every thing. In this one, it’s only the house and you do the rest on your own. Pricey for what you get.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Carol R
    187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning location & well worth seeing
    We stayed in cottage 8 for two nights as part of our tour of the South & we were delighted with the accommodation. The cottage was very clean, lots of space & a superklng comfy bed. We had the dinner delivered both nights & the food was good- the gratin was very rich & stale bread but tasted good. You must know which cottage you will be in to enable you to order the food before 2pm the day before. We did a tour of the house & the thought provoking & informative slavery exhibit & it was also lovely to walk around the immaculate grounds - very peaceful after full on Nashville & Memphis!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • bostonrocker51
    Boston, Massachusetts33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Oak Trees!
    Impressive mansion with lots or real estate. Sugar cane plantations were big and sometimes were thousands of acres. There is a lot to see just wandering around, Inside the mansion very nice. You have to sign up for a tour, they will not let you just walk in. This bothered me. My partner was not feeling great and we missed the scheduled tour, and didn't have time to wait for the next available one
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Francisca M
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place
    Our ride to the area was very comfy and the bus driver narrated intetesting facts about the area . Oak Alley It is a lovely place but the excursion is Over priced. The tour inside the mansion lasted 15 -20 minutes and the guide just shared the same facts you can find in the brochure word by word! You get a sense of the historical importance of the plantation when you visit the slaves quarters and read all the inscriptions by yourself! The restaurant has a very limited menu and everything is the store is overpriced! I loved some of the books and right there at our table I ordered them from Amazon at half price!! The grounds are very beautiful and you can not help but fall in love with those magnificent oak trees !
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
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CharlieV2011
Chicago, IL1,623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I enjoyed all attractions at this plantation. Jackie was a wonderful tour guide for the house portion and I learned a lot about the history of the house, the residents, and what life was like in the house during various times. I also loved seeing the furniture and decorations that date back to the 19th century. The grounds were also nice to walk through on a beautiful day. There is a restroom and a few food options. One tip is that located in the same building as the gift shop is a self serve place that has salads, wraps, cakes, and coffee.
Written 18 April 2024
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Lynn B
Middleville, MI26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We took the Oak Alley Plantation tour. Reservations are certainly recommended as the tours do fill. The house tour is guided, then the gardens and slave quarters are self-guided. There is also a video running about sugar cane harvesting which we found interesting. The Oak tree alley is beautiful.
Written 14 April 2024
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Raymond R
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This plantation was so underwhelming it was embarrassing. The grounds are bare bones. No profits have been put into wowing visitors that’s for sure. The only thing it has going for it is some pretty oaks that you can see for free from the levee. I was charged $55 just to see the grounds without a house tour. What a rip off. Please for the love of God go to Houmas House where every nook and cranny has something glorious to see. If you’re going to spend money at least get an experience for your money and a fair exchange. The difference is night and day between these two plantations. Also like many people have said, we encountered rude staff. You will walk away feeling ripped off. Not a good feeling.
Written 12 April 2024
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Stephanie S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Beautiful grounds. Our guide, Jackie, was very professional and knowledgeable. Recommend going early to avoid the crowds.
Written 10 April 2024
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jeffreysF3883MI
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I hosted our family reunion at Oak Alley. There were 98 adults, 12 children between the ages of 6-12 and 26 children under the age of 6! What a fun day with so many family members. Angie was wonderful working out the details of the facility and a place for the children to have an Easter egg hunt. Everyone enjoyed the Cajun buffet and had plenty to choose from.
Written 10 April 2024
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We drove about 1 hour from New Orleans to see this famous home and garden.
The visit was quite ok although I expected a bit more of the house visit, you cannot go inside without a guide so you cannot stay much longer in the balcony for example.

We got there and we were put in the group starting 1.45 hours later, which was quite ok since we got a chance to wander around the garden and see films about the sugar cane processing, visit the shop and have something to drink...was ok.
ticket is USD27 and USD30 (with the house)

If you have time to spare come se this but the oaks are very similar to the ones you will see in New Orleans so if you don't have time to come then check those out.
Written 4 April 2024
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Beatrycze
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful Oak Alley Plantation and its famous shaded tunnel of 300-year-old southern live oak trees.
Every time I visit New Orleans I come here.
Written 4 March 2024
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Amy P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very expensive for the experience. Tour guide not at all engaging, didn’t answer any questions, stand offish. Definitely a Tourist trap. Big disappointment, save your money and energy. Only saw 4 rooms.
Written 22 February 2024
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sparkkie115@gmail.com
Cornwall, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This was very very nice. Learned a lot of history. People were very helpful. Beautiful grounds very well kept. Nice shopping for gifts.
Written 19 February 2024
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Christine D
Laval, Canada98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The main house and the grounds are quite beautiful. It is very disappointing that the interior of the home has nothing ( aside from a couple of things ) from that era, it has all been refurbished, same with the slave quarters. You get a lot of time there that is not necessary. We took the 1 plantation tour and we ended having to wait 3 hours plus for the other tour to come to this plantation, and then leave. Waste of time.
Written 14 February 2024
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