Step back in time among the majestic oaks of Oak Alley Plantation before diving into the enchanting depths of Louisiana’s swamps, where alligators and Spanish moss create a truly unforgettable combo tour experience. Book online today!
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 4-12
- Infant Ages 3 and Under
Discover Southern charm at our Oak Alley Plantation Tour in Louisiana!
We will pick you up from Nola!
Ready to see where ancient oaks, grand mansions, and captivating stories await? The Oak Alley Plantation is located 70 miles or about 1 hour 10 min from the French Quarter. The pick-up begins at 8:15am. We use our sister company “Alert Transportation” for the ground transportation service. The driver goes hotel to hotel for the pick-up service. We ask that you allow us up to 30 minutes for the pick-up service. Pick up will be curbside of your hotel. You will spend approximately 2 hours at the plantation. The guided house tour will be about 35 minutes in length. The remainder of your time will be spent self-exploring the grounds. If you use your time wisely, you can grab a sandwich at the gift shop for lunch and still have time to walk the grounds.
We suggest closed toe shoes, a camera, and a bottle of water.
The Oak Alley plantation tour is one of the most magnificent plantation tours near New Orleans because of the 28 evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from River Road to the Plantation House. It looks like the movie “Gone with the Wind”. The Greek Revival style home dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds are a restaurant, blacksmith shop, souvenir shop and antique farm equipment. The Oak Alley tour is the complete plantation experience! The Oak Alley house tour is approximately 35 minutes and is conducted by tour guides dressed in authentic plantation style apparel.Walking is required for this tour. The distance from the Plantation house to the restaurant and souvenir shop is about one block in distance. Along the path, there are benches shaded by the oak trees.
History of Oak Alley Plantation
Over the years, many wonderful and fascinating individuals have had a hand in shaping a dream for Oak Alley … some tried and won, some tried and lost, others just tried and gave up. Still, they all had one thing in common … they CARED enough to try. Most of them are gone now, leaving only bits and pieces of the whole story … yellowed documents in parish archives, remembrances shared from generation to generation, a letter or two, and faded photographs. But most important of all, Oak Alley herself. Oak Alley’s adaptive restoration in 1925 by her new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, was the first example of ante-bellum restoration along River Road. Through the years, Oak Alley was the scene of many events affecting those who had given her a second chance at survival in the struggle against time and the elements. Josephine Stewart outlived her husband by 26 years. Shortly before her death on October 3, 1972, Josephine created a non-profit foundation which would be known as the Oak Alley Foundation. Since then, the home and 25 acres of grounds has remained open for all to share.