Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Take a scenic drive past all the exciting attractions and see the breathtaking Louisiana landscape as you head to the Oak Alley Plantation for a great New Orleans sightseeing tour, located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
The beautifully preserved, 1839 plantation features Greek-revival style architecture and a quarter mile of centuries-old oak trees. You may recognize this area from the settings of motion pictures such as 'Interview with a Vampire,' 'Primary Colors,' and the famous soap opera 'Days of Our Lives.' This tour will take you on a guided visit of the plantation and will entertain you with the captivating stories surrounding the home and its history. This National Historic Landmark is located on 25 acres of sprawling land and features a gift shop for fun souvenirs and the Oak Alley Restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal while basking in the history of this great plantation.
About Oak Alley Plantation
It was named the Oak Alley Plantation for the canopied path of double row oak trees that were planted in the early 18th century before the main house was built. The house was built in 1837 and was first established to grow sugarcane by Valcour Aime who was known as one of the richest men in the Southern states and went by the 'King of Sugar.' Aime ended up exchanging the property with his brother-in-law, named Jacques Roman who, in 1836 began building the mansion the following year. The grounds contain a garden, old car garage, blacksmith shop, and the Stewart graveyard. The house underwent major restoration in the 1920s by the new owners Andrew and Josephine Stewart. The buildings had gone into major disrepair and they restored and preserved the beautiful mansion as it is today.
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- 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.