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Tour a Historic Plantation Near
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Over 200 Years of History

a tree in front of a house

A sugar plantation; an abandoned investment property; a cattle ranch; a landscape of defiance in the face of the Army Corps of Engineers–Oak Alley has been many things in its over 200 years of history. Today it is a historic site, dedicated to preserving and interpreting each chapter of this plantation’s memory.

Open to the public since 1976, our institutional values include complete respect for the National Landmark with which we have been entrusted. This not only is evident in our dedication to its preservation and maintenance but in our complete adherence to narrative integrity, in deference to this iconic historic site whose past includes serving as a place of enslavement even as it was celebrated for its stunning landscape.

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Top-Rated Historic Attraction in Vacherie, Louisiana

"Highly recommended"

I really enjoyed my visit to the Oak Alley Plantation. Decided to stop by on my way to New Orleans, which I'm so glad I did. The architecture and the plantation grounds are just breathtaking with so much beauty that you would have to just see to believe. The tour was very informative and quite interesting. Very highly recommended tourist attraction!

– Joe P., Google review
"Beautiful, informative"

This is such a beautiful, informative and cultural place to visit. Not only is everything about the grounds and main house befuddled to look at, you learn so much about the history of the families, area, state, slavery, progression and even descents from the main family as well as the slaves and their freedom.

– Kristi C., Tripadvisor review
"Worth the drive"

Very cool place to visit. The tour was shorter than expected but the history shared was great. We toured the enslaved people’s exhibit and thy did an excellent job of relaying the information. Very much worth the drive from New Orleans.

– Scott W., Google review
"Lovely grounds"

Lovely grounds! We only had a chance to tour the grounds this time before heading home, but so worth it! We plan to go back this fall and tour the main house. We got some stunning photos! The trees are so old! Just unbelievable! Sooo much rich history here and can't imagine what these trees have seen in their lives.

– Anna S., Tripadvisor review
"Well organized"

We had an amazing experience visiting the Oak Alley plantation. Both the outside and the house tours were really well done, well explained, and overall well organized. The guides on site were very open to some questions, even the painful ones.

– William B., Google review
"Amazing place"

Oak Alley Plantation is an amazing place to visit. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The home tour was fascinating. After the tour we walked around the grounds. Great information on slave quarters. Our entire family, including our teenage sons, enjoyed it. Thank you for a wonderful time.

– Dani S., Tripadvisor review