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.
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  • St_Matty
    Houston, Texas5,683 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful House and Gardens
    If you are going to visit a plantation house this probably one of the best to see. The gardens are very well kept and the house is very pretty. They do regular tours of the house, you are given a time when you pay for entry. For some reason on this trip my gps tried to send me on a different route, so maybe check if your traveling there.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Goguit
    Texas156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful plantation but overpriced entrance fee for what you get
    Nice place, well preserved. There’s a restaurant and a cafeteria on site. Both pretty good. The only down side is the tour. It lasts 30 Min and the information is limited. If you want to learn more about the plantations, I would recommend visiting first Laura’s plantation. It’s smaller but you do learn a lot. At Laura’s the guide tours the whole property explaining every thing. In this one, it’s only the house and you do the rest on your own. Pricey for what you get.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Carol R
    Axbridge, United Kingdom189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning location & well worth seeing
    We stayed in cottage 8 for two nights as part of our tour of the South & we were delighted with the accommodation. The cottage was very clean, lots of space & a superklng comfy bed. We had the dinner delivered both nights & the food was good- the gratin was very rich & stale bread but tasted good. You must know which cottage you will be in to enable you to order the food before 2pm the day before. We did a tour of the house & the thought provoking & informative slavery exhibit & it was also lovely to walk around the immaculate grounds - very peaceful after full on Nashville & Memphis!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • bostonrocker51
    Boston, Massachusetts33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Oak Trees!
    Impressive mansion with lots or real estate. Sugar cane plantations were big and sometimes were thousands of acres. There is a lot to see just wandering around, Inside the mansion very nice. You have to sign up for a tour, they will not let you just walk in. This bothered me. My partner was not feeling great and we missed the scheduled tour, and didn't have time to wait for the next available one
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Francisca M
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place
    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 !
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,498 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're a gamer, you know this place! Relive Red Dead Redemption 2's Braithwaite Manor!
    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!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 January 2024
  • daesquiv
    San Jose, Costa Rica635 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Visit, amazing oaks
    We drove about 1 hour from New Orleans to see this famous home and garden. The visit was quite ok although I expected a bit more of the house visit, you cannot go inside without a guide so you cannot stay much longer in the balcony for example. We got there and we were put in the group starting 1.45 hours later, which was quite ok since we got a chance to wander around the garden and see films about the sugar cane processing, visit the shop and have something to drink...was ok. ticket is USD27 and USD30 (with the house) If you have time to spare come se this but the oaks are very similar to the ones you will see in New Orleans so if you don't have time to come then check those out.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2024
  • jeffreysF3883MI
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    perfect spot for a family reunion
    I hosted our family reunion at Oak Alley. There were 98 adults, 12 children between the ages of 6-12 and 26 children under the age of 6! What a fun day with so many family members. Angie was wonderful working out the details of the facility and a place for the children to have an Easter egg hunt. Everyone enjoyed the Cajun buffet and had plenty to choose from.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Lynn B
    Middleville, Michigan26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oak Alley Plantation
    We took the Oak Alley Plantation tour. Reservations are certainly recommended as the tours do fill. The house tour is guided, then the gardens and slave quarters are self-guided. There is also a video running about sugar cane harvesting which we found interesting. The Oak tree alley is beautiful.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 April 2024
  • CharlieV2011
    Chicago, Illinois2,149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative Tour Guide!
    I enjoyed all attractions at this plantation. Jackie was a wonderful tour guide for the house portion and I learned a lot about the history of the house, the residents, and what life was like in the house during various times. I also loved seeing the furniture and decorations that date back to the 19th century. The grounds were also nice to walk through on a beautiful day. There is a restroom and a few food options. One tip is that located in the same building as the gift shop is a self serve place that has salads, wraps, cakes, and coffee.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 April 2024
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Debug D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
vampire touched me , held me down and licked me. i would be lyimg if i said it didnt feel good. the vampire around me in all tje right ways
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Written 4 July 2024
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buckeyepamela
Worthington, OH4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Very disappointed in this plantation and tour. Everything in the “big house” was reproduction. Nonetheless no photos inside allowed. Worse, the slave quarters also were recreated. Only brief mentions of the slaves. More focus on the owner. The sugarcane movie was just an infomercial for modern day farming methods, ignoring the history of slave labor. The only bright spot was the gorgeous oak alley of oak trees that are breathtakingly beautiful. It is not an authentic plantation tour. We much preferred Laura Plantation.
Written 27 June 2024
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Mackmm
Cambridge, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We had the honour to stay here for one night and enjoy the grounds. Access to house is by tour only and cost $30. Ground access was $27 and included in the stay, so a shame that we couldn’t pay the extra or just have it included in the overnight price. Having said that we wouldn’t have missed the tour of the plantation house, which was beautiful and informative. Breakfast was basic but okay. The accommodation and grounds with the beautiful trees were incredible, hence the five star review.
Written 9 June 2024
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Jessica 7Run2
Council Bluffs, IA70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed this tour, the views, the availability of refreshments, and the gift shop. We had no trouble understanding our guide. I did appreciate the slave cabins, even though they are not original, and all of the details that may read at one's own pace. I think because is such a sensitive part of the past for many people, it is done this way. The Laura Plantation did a better job of talking about slavery if that's important in your choosing a tour.
Written 1 June 2024
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BHD11
Carpinteria, CA4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
No one in my family understood the tour guide. After the tour, we found out other people in the tour also expressed the same opinion. Many people in our tour, no one could ask any question due to the size of the tour but mainly no one could understand the tour guide. The tour was also very rushed. The building/house is nice, and the oak trees are good for photos, that's it. I recommend skipping this plantation and just go to the other plantation which is 3 miles down the road.
Written 29 May 2024
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Addison O
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Good:
Oak Alley itself is very beautiful. The gardens and the alley are well cared for, and make for some amazing photographs.
The interpreter at the plantation about the slave trade was very good but see my other notes for why it felt still strange.

Not-So Good:
- If you are expecting somber but respectful atmosphere for the horrific slave trade of the 19th and 20th centuries, you will not find it at this plantation. The interpretation outside by the cabins was great but it felt very strange to listen to twangy southern music at the gift shop and bar then turn around and be literally a stones throw away from the slave cabins. People were also taking selfies and photos smiling in front of the cabins and we just found it very strange. We are not American however, so maybe that is just the culture?
- The house tour was very brief and very much focused on the owners of the plantation. You could tell they wanted to shuffle as many people through as they could to make the most money. Our guide was good, but almost too funny? The house was literally built by slaves, so her humor threw me at first. We are Canadian, and at a Residential School site in Canada if you were laughing and making jokes it would be VERY frowned upon. For some reason I expected the same here
- On that note, do your own research about the plantation and the Atlantic Slave Trade before you arrive. Our guide seemed a little squeamish/unknowledgeable about the topic and did not talk about it at all on the bus out. She almost openly admitted that she does not like to talk about it and knows too little about it to have a conversation about it. I encourage tour companies to educate their guides especially if they are going to have them deal with such a sensitive topic. It is a part of history, it happened. People, especially unknowing tourists, should be somewhat prepared for what to expect when they arrive and their guide can help there. The young man who talked about slavery outside was great, but again, a gift shop? Really? Just sat with us wrong.
Written 10 May 2024
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Manistique1,290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
There's a canopy of huge live oak trees between the house and the Mississippi River- absolutely beautiful!!! The big house is gorgeous, inside and out. The furniture and decor are fabulous! The grounds including the reconstructed slave dwellings are very educational. Definitely one of the better plantations that we've toured.
Written 29 April 2024
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Cynthia G
Storm Lake, IA3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The plantation and the grounding are beautiful and well kept. The tour guides are very knowledgable of the history of the place. The tour is à bit short and could go into à little more détail but over all it was good.
Written 24 April 2024
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Karen R
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Although this plantation was not part of our plan for the day, since we were so close, we decided to stop and take the tour. What a disappointment. The guide that we had -- don't recall his name as he was just that boring -- made it difficult to remain engaged in what he was saying. Interestingly, we were all instructed that no video or pictures would be allowed inside the home due to the "hundred-year-old antiques and furnishings". Not sure what someone thought would happen to those items if they had been photographed or video -taped, but . . . . . . . . . The tour was only about 20 minutes. Having come from another plantation tour that was about 75 minutes for the same price, no comparison all around.
Written 23 April 2024
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dmlisland
Phoenix, AZ20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We signed up for the tour and what a horrible disappointment. The tour lasted about 20 minutes and the guide was awful. We had just come from Laura Plantation tour which was totally amazing but wanted to see an antebelum plantation for comparison. There was no comparison. I would not do this tour again.
Written 23 April 2024
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