Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation
4.5
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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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  • MAGGI H
    Central Florida, Florida393 contributions
    PEACE ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    I've been to this restored home a dozen times. My first visit in 1963. Anyone reviewing it as less than 5 has no idea the upkeep involved in a historic artifact of this caliber. Just the building if empty is a work if art constructed by a self-taught enslaved African man. The trees 28, over years old and one of the greatest Live Oak avenues anywhere. One of largest restored and peaceful plantations on the mighty Mississippi. I always spend 2 or 3 nights there. Peace descends at 4pm and one is alone with the ghosts along the Mississippi. Don't go with Disney is your favorite vacation.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 February 2023
  • Kris L
    Frederick, Maryland60 contributions
    Worth the visit!
    A large, beautiful, antebellum home, rich with important history. We enjoyed walking the grounds and sitting under a large oak tree just taking it all in. They have large tour buses bringing people in from cruise ships for excursions. We were lucky enough to only have three tour buses there and it wasn’t crowded at all.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2023
  • mary m
    7 contributions
    OAK ALLEY ROCKS!!
    Oak Alley is BEAUTIFUL!! The tour guide was gave a very good tour that was so informative. Very good tour! On the recommendation of a person who had visited before I purchased a mint julep and sipped it on the veranda looking out on that beautiful alley of oaks!! AWESOME!! The gardens are so pretty and the gift shop is TOP NOTCH!! Beautiful place and the people are so nice.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 15 March 2023
  • feigley65
    Athens, Alabama86 contributions
    Impressive Home
    Did the guided tour of the Big House. Loved it. Bought tickets and reserved time slot online. Did the 9:45 am and so glad we did. Not crowded at all got their before crowds came. Was able to get great pics before lots of people arrived. Then ate at the Oak Alley restaurant. Great food. Beautiful grounds and home.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Jenni M
    Decatur, Indiana556 contributions
    Beautiful Look Back in Time
    Today was my first visit to Oak Alley Plantation. I was completely an awe of how beautiful the grounds of the plantation featuring the amazing oak trees. The tour was informative, but considering how expansive the house is, it was really short. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Michelle A
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom198 contributions
    Interesting and attractive setting
    The history of the place is interesting and the guides are excellent. The Oaks are beautiful. The slave homes are interesting and the site is well sign-posted giving you plenty of information. However, they need more displays to justify the cost of entry.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 April 2023
  • G the advisor
    Louisville, Kentucky2 contributions
    Plantation joyful experience
    First plantation we did, interesting, well located. Guiding tour useful for the basis of Louisiana. Pictures from the website matched reality. For non English speaker, use your language guide document to follow the tour.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 April 2023
  • DonHalazon
    555 contributions
    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
    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
    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
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Amy P
1 contribution
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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Cornwall, Canada3 contributions
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, Canada97 contributions
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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Julie H
3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend. Lovely home and grounds. It truly feels like you stepped back in time.i enjoyed the history and views. If given the chance, I’d visit every year.
Written 14 February 2024
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,044 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
As a gamer, I would say this was the highlight of my trip to New Orleans. The grounds were massive and every part of the plantation provided informational exhibits of what was life back then not only to the family living in the big mansion, but also their slaves back then.

We were given a tour of the big house, and while photography was not allowed inside, one you step outdoors to the balconies at the upper floors, photos are allowed. The tour guide did a great job explaining about the life of the original family living here, and the subsequent owners who decided to convert it to a living museum for public visitation. As we went outside, he mentioned which movies used the Oak Alley Plantation as a setting, but the biggest, most high profile piece of media that featured the plantation was actually a game called Red Dead Redemption 2!

The iconic scene of Dutch's gang going to their manor to try to save Jack Marston emanates to the real life. It evokes that feeling. And when we were sent out to the balconies, leaning on the columns felt like taking cover during the shootout scenes in that mission in the game.

While in-game, it offered multiple crops, in real life it was a plain sugar plantation. They have exhibits by the side about it. They also have beautiful gardens on both sides, including a cemetery on the right side. The slave quarters were rebuilt and looked pretty identical with those in-game. Including the outhouses too! The gift shop and the restaurant at the back provided great refreshments and souvenirs.

Would totally recommend and evoke the iconic scene of Red Dead Redemption 2 in this historic plantation!
Written 14 January 2024
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Brandie E
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The plantation is beautiful!! We had a wonderful time, and will definitely do more plantation tours.
Written 29 December 2023
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Sandra L
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
My family and I misunderstood the meeting point for our 10:45 tour and arrived at the plantation door at 10:48. While we were late and apologized, the manager (Robert Laws) was condescending and rude asking why I couldn’t follow direction and threatened with not allowing us to join our group. He was rude to my minor children and another guest with us. At the end of the tour, I asked to speak to him and his rudeness continued with an unforgettable ending when he asked my daughters to leave the porch (threw us out). My husband is a law enforcement officer for almost 25 years, and I’ve been in the hospitality industry for 25 years. A code of respect with guests was never more violated. I was embarrassed and disrespected. It was a horrible experience to what was an anticipated visit to experience southern hospitality. I have a video to prove it!!!

The tour guide, however, Amy, was gracious and knowledgeable. I asked to speak to the head manager and she did meet my husband and I to apologize. My alarm was dispelled to learn others in this tour do care. I will never return!!!
Written 27 December 2023
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Francisca M
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
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 !
Written 17 December 2023
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Mida H
13 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
It’s a good way out of town. Unfortunately the garden wasn’t in bloom I’m sure it would be beautiful. We loved learning about the sugarcane business. The house was beautiful and the slave quarters were educational.
Written 24 November 2023
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Traveler2AM
Poughkeepsie, NY774 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and very educational. The house and grounds are beautiful as are the other plantations I have seen, but what sets Oak Alley apart is the reconstructed slave quarters. They are in sharp contrast to the opulence of the slave owners house and gardens.

The tour guide was very good.
Written 17 November 2023
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