Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour

Adult: $92
Child: (under 12) $69
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Travel beyond New Orleans and follow the Mississippi River down scenic River Road to visit Oak Alley and Laura Plantation, two of South Louisiana's most famous antebellum plantations.

Laura Plantation, named for one of the Creole women who ran it, is a 200+ year-old sugarcane plantation that dates back to a plot of land granted by Thomas Jefferson to Guillaume Duparc, a French naval veteran of the American Revolution. Learn the rich, unique history of this sugar farming complex, from the time that it was built in 1804. Although much of the original home was destroyed in 2003, you'll have the opportunity to experience the brilliantly restored "Big House" and slave quarters, which were lovingly rebuilt with authentic, repurposed materials.

Oak Alley Plantation, known as the Grande Dame of the Great River Road, was built in 1839 and boasts a stunning quarter-mile of centuries-old oak trees that line the entrance to the sprawling estate. This tour will immerse you in the grand story of the settlement of St. James Parish, the lasting legacy of the Jacques Joseph Roman family, and the fascinating history of the residents and owners of the fully restored mansion and its grounds.

The Oak Alley and Laura Plantation tour provides guides with a passion for local history and in-depth knowledge of plantation life who take you on a journey into the past. Learn the rich history of Louisiana's Spanish and French Creole settlers, explore old slave quarters and experience the stunning architecture and grandeur of the old South. The six-hour tour travels through some of the region’s most scenic and diverse natural landscapes.

  • Location:

    Oak Alley Planatation, Laura Plantation
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  • Tour Length

    Approximately 6 hours. Please note: Round-trip travel time from New Orleans and between the plantations is approximately 3 hours. Actual tour time at the plantations is about 3 hours.

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Pick-up service is available from the downtown New Orleans hotels. Guests are picked up within 30 minutes of tour start times.


33-passenger Shuttle Bus

Special Requirements

Wheelchair accessible buses may be provided with at least 48 hours advance notice.