Oak Alley Plantation Tour – House tour about 35 minutes, Hotel Pick Up and Transportation included.
The Oak Alley Plantation Tour includes round trip transportation an admission to the grounds. Tour number one of the day starts at 8:00 AM. Tour number two of the day pickup begins at 1:15 PM. We use Crescent City Tours & Transportation for the ground transportation service. The Plantation is located 70 miles (about 1 hour 10 min) from the French Quarter and features picturesque Oak Trees, beautiful landscaping, an elegant 1837 Greek Revival style plantation house, a blacksmith shop, a restaurant, and antique farm equipment. You will spend approximately 2 hours at the plantation. Guests will get a tour of the Oak Alley’s house, approximately 35 minutes, conducted by Oak Alley’s own tour guides. After the house tour, you will get a chance to explore the entire property from the blacksmith’s shop to the various exhibits and of course the souvenir shop.
The Oak Alley plantation tour is one of the most magnificent plantation tours near New Orleans because of the 28 evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from River Road to the Plantation House. It looks like the movie “Gone with the Wind”. The Greek Revival style home dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds are a restaurant, blacksmith shop, souvenir shop and antique farm equipment. The Oak Alley tour is the complete plantation experience! The Oak Alley house tour is approximately 35 minutes and is conducted by the plantations own tour guides.Walking is required for this tour. The distance from the Plantation house to the restaurant and souvenir shop is about one block in distance. Along the path, there are benches shaded by the oak trees.
Over the years, many wonderful and fascinating individuals have had a hand in shaping a dream for Oak Alley … some tried and won, some tried and lost, others just tried and gave up. Still, they all had one thing in common … they CARED enough to try. Most of them are gone now, leaving only bits and pieces of the whole story … yellowed documents in parish archives, remembrances shared from generation to generation, a letter or two, and faded photographs. But most important of all, Oak Alley herself. Oak Alley’s adaptive restoration in 1925 by her new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, was the first example of Antebellum restoration along River Road. Through the years, Oak Alley was the scene of many events affecting those who had given her a second chance at survival in the struggle against time and the elements. Josephine Stewart outlived her husband by 26 years. Shortly before her death on October 3, 1972, Josephine created a non-profit foundation which would be known as the Oak Alley Foundation. Since then, the home and 25 acres of grounds has remained open for all to share.
Once arriving at Oak Alley you will be given a guided tour of the mansion witch will last about 30 minutes, in addition you will have another 30 to 45 minutes for a self guided tour and if you use your time wisely you can maybe have lunch at the Oak Alley cafe or Deli or enjoy a mint julep under the beautiful oaks hotel return will be around noon.