Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Detail The tour lasts approximately 5 hours (including travel time).
Detail Narrated Motor coach ride and admission to Oak Alley Plantation.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Neither Cameras nor Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
Oak Alley Plantation Tour Schedule Schedule
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour
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A stately historic mansion stands surrounded by sprawling live oak trees with lush greenery in a serene park-like settingA stately historic mansion stands surrounded by sprawling live oak trees with lush greenery in a serene park-like settingA stately historic mansion stands surrounded by sprawling live oak trees with lush greenery in a serene park-like settingA stately historic mansion stands surrounded by sprawling live oak trees with lush greenery in a serene park-like setting

Step into history and experience the grandeur of the past at the Oak Alley Plantation Tour in Vacherie, Louisiana. Gaze in awe at the towering rows of 300-year-old oak trees, lining a majestic pathway to the ‘Big House’ – a testament to the grand southern plantation lifestyle of the 19th century. Prepare to be moved through poignant stories that paint a picture of an era filled with both splendor and struggle.

As you arrive on the sprawling grounds of this 25-acre estate, you’ll feel nostalgia permeating the air. The guided tour through the Greek revival style mansion will take you back in time, unveiling the opulent lifestyle once led by its inhabitants. Learn about the nearly quarter of a century spent enhancing this estate, accentuated by the glamour of the Main House. Expect to spend around two hours engrossing yourself in the history of Oak Alley, walking along the cobblestone pathways and exploring the verdant lawns under the Louisiana sun. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire are recommended, making your trip as enjoyable as possible.

While touring the grounds, you'll wander through the compelling Slavery Exhibit depicting the lives of the enslaved people who labored on this plantation. Explore the reconstructed slave quarters, acknowledging the dual narrative of beauty and struggle that belonged to Oak Alley. Pause along the tour to visit the restored blacksmith shop and the sugarcane theater, where you can catch a glimpse of sugarcane farming practices. Unearth more about the various crops cultivated on this land in the vast pecan grove and vegetable gardens.

The Oak Alley Plantation's legacy has spanned over multiple generations, as a working sugarcane plantation, turned cattle ranch, and now a historical site enlisted on the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll down memory lane learning about the family rivalry that led to its construction and subsequent preservation that now offers a peek into the American South's history. Its iconic alley of mighty oaks, anglo-creole architecture and storied past have made this plantation tour a sought-after destination for movie and TV show filming.

Concluding your tour at the Oak Alley Plantation, absorb and remember the sobering reminders of a past rooted in decadence on one side, and the struggle for freedom and basic human rights on the other. Reflect upon how each room, each corner of this grand plantation reveals vivid tales of bygone days, leaving you with a profound appreciation for your journey through time. Don’t lose this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revisit history in this extraordinary Southern gem of historical relevance and heritage, that is undeniably the iconic Oak Alley Plantation Tour.

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 Stop at  Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, LA near New Orleans, LA
Step into history at Oak Alley Plantation, located near New Orleans, Louisiana. Marvel at the stunning 300-year-old oak trees lining the entrance, explore the 1839 mansion showcasing authentic southern antebellum architecture and learn about the plantation's fascinating and complex past. An absolute must-see when visiting the Deep South!

Remember, the stories you'll experience are real, the history is fascinating and the scenery is breathtaking. Get ready to step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur and poignant past of the Oak Alley Plantation Tour in Louisiana. This visit will undoubtedly leave an indelible impression that transcends the constraints of time.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Oak Alley Plantation Tour:
  • What is included in the admission price?
    Includes narrated motor coach ride and admission to Oak Alley Plantation.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    Yes, there is walking around the plantation grounds and there is stairs inside the plantation home.
  • Approximately how long does the Oak Alley Plantation Tour last?
    Approximately 5 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Where does the Oak Alley Plantation Tour depart from?
    The tour departs from the Gray Line ticket office in the French Quarter at 400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
    Yes, however, no video is allowed inside the plantation home.
  • Is the Oak Alley Plantation Tour handicap accessible?
    The motor coach can accommodate those with handicaps, however, due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only.

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