Oak Alley Plantation Tour
4.5/54.5 out of 5
- Chance to explore the history of a stately plantation
- A drive under the famous collection of 28 old oak trees
- Stories of slaves & wealthy sugar barons throughout the tour
- Immersive insight from a knowledgeable guide in period dress
- Antique farm equipment on display around the estate
What's included, what's not
Know before you book
- Children 3 and younger are complimentary.
- At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
- Roundtrip transportation is available from and to most centrally located New Orleans hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
- Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Take a walk through the grounds of Oak Alley Plantation for a tour that shows you the world of slaves and sugar barons during the heyday of sugarcane in the South. This meticulously restored National Historic Landmark includes a wealth of history detailing the fortunes and hardships of those who lived here.
After you're picked up from your New Orleans hotel, head upriver and pass under the tunnel of branches from the 28 evenly spaced oak trees that frame the path into the estate. A guide wearing authentic 19th-century apparel is waiting to show you around the Greek Revival-style manor house, ready with a wealth of insight into the estate.
Built entirely by slave labor in the late 1830s, the manor's high ceilings and picture windows were made for one of the region's leading families at the height of the sugarcane boom. Learn the story of Antoine, a Creole slave who created what became known as the Centennial Variety of pecans while living in bondage at the estate, and get a look at the authentically preserved blacksmith's shop and farm equipment before your tour is through.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Masks required
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Individually wrapped food options available
- Temperature checks given to staff