Oak Alley Plantation Tour – House tour about 40 minutes
Oak Alley Plantation Tour Near New Orleans
Oak Alley Plantation Tour – House tour about 40 minutes, Hotel pick up and Transportation included.
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 the river road to the Plantation House. It looks like the movie, “Gone with the Wind”. The Greek Revival home, dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds, is a restaurant, blacksmith shop, Souvenir Shop and antique farm equipment. It is a comprehensive plantation experience. The tour of the Oak Alley’s house is conducted by guides in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour. Plantation house to the restaurant and Souvenir Shop is about 1 block in distance. There are benches along the path, shaded by the Oaks.
Time: 8:30 am to 2 pm (5.5 hours)
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, a faded photograph yet, 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 the 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 and, shortly before her death on October 3, 1972, created a non-profit foundation, which would be known as the Oak Alley Foundation, in order that the home and 25 acres of grounds would remain open for all to share.
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