Oak Alley Plantation | Gray Line New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Feel the gentle breeze from the Mississippi River on a tour that takes you back in time!

You'll experience one of the South’s most intriguing settings-Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839, and marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile-long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old, that gave the plantation its name. 

Your guided tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history. Perhaps the most photographed plantation over the years, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as Interview with a Vampire, Primary Colors, and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, Days of our Lives.

On your journey to this historic setting, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Pontchartrain as you cross the Bonnet Carre Spillway (the flood outlet of the Mississippi River).  

Experience the following exhibits on 28 historic acres: Slavery at Oak Alley, East and West Gardens, Blacksmith Shop, and Sugarcane Theater. 

Travel past Whitney, Evergreen, Felicity & St. Joseph Plantations, ghosts of the past that front the Mississippi River, where rich crops of sugar cane, cotton, and indigo from these fertile lands once traveled to far ports of trade.  

You can purchase a snack, salad, or sandwich in the Plantation Café to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach. 

This tour includes Motorcoach transportation and a guided tour of the plantation house.

Combine this tour with a swamp & bayou tour on the Plantation/Swamp Tour.

  • Double Plantation with either Whitney Plantation or Laura Plantation (7 1/4 hours).  Click here for further information.                                                       
  • Plantation Combo, Brunch, & Cajun Swamp Experience with Laura Plantation & Swamp Tour (8 3/4 hours).  Click here for further information.

Click  HERE to view our map overview of Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation Interior
Oak Alley Dining Room
Touring the property
Outer Buildings
Outside area
Museum on Enslavement
Oak Alley Exterior
Alley of Magnificent Oaks

Shuttle for transportation

Note: Due to the homes' historic nature, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.
No video is allowed inside the plantation home.
Your coach will transport you to Oak Alley and other guests to Whitney.
Includes Motorcoach transportation and guided tour of plantation home.

Tour Details


5.25 hours (includes travel time + 2.25 hours site time); times are approximate

Departure Time:

Jan1 - Dec 31
12pm & 1pm Daily
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

Departs From:

All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse Street & the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.


Adult: $71.00; $79.00 for bookings starting January 1, 2023
Child: $35.00 (ages 6-12); $39.00 for bookings starting January 1, 2023
Call for group pricing
  • Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults on our regularly scheduled tours.
  • Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance.

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