Oak Alley Plantation
Nowhere in the South is there a more spectacular setting! A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past: opulence and slavery, beauty and civil war, grandeur and desolation. At the time Oak Alley was built, the River Region sugar industry was flourishing, and a chain of stately plantations lined the banks of the Mississippi. Too many of these since have been devoured by the passage of time, exposure to the elements and mankind's struggle to move on, but Oak Alley remains as evidence of the old South's golden age. She offers the enchantment of one way of life without compromising the significance of another.
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Here indeed is an experience as compelling as the plantation's famous allee' of oaks.
Explore 25 historic acres and see the legacies left by those who helped shape this iconic landscape. Witness the reconstructed slave quarters and connect with the plantation's complex past in a deep and truthful experience. Learn how enslaved workers lived, worked and made a way of life when there seemed to be none. Visit the Civil War exhibit and learn about the Blue and the Gray and the impact the Civil War had on the River Region. Experience the grandeur of the antebellum mansion during the guided tour of the Big House and learn of its owners, from the French Creole Roman family to the woman who saved Oak Alley from decay.
Dine in the Restaurant and enjoy true Cajun/Creole cuisine as well as daily specials in the Restaurant. Browse the wide selection of Louisiana and Oak Alley souvenirs, regional photographs and fascinating books on architecture, history and culture of the River Region. Grab snack or light lunch in the Cafe; Enjoy a refreshment from the Spirits Bar offering local selections while strolling the grounds. Stay the in the night in one of the turn of the century cottages located on the grounds and experience for the first time, in a long time, the real measure of true relaxation.
In addition to offering a complete plantation experience for groups including tours, lunch and dinner, Oak Alley Plantation is also truly a unique experience for any special event. Whether it be a cocktail party, dinner party, wedding or company family picnic, Oak Alley Plantation offers professionalism and true southern hospitality with the charm of authentic Old South. Traditions from around the world can freely harmonize with golden days of past elegance, blend with the unequaled beauty of nature, and are captured, just for you. Experience, professionalism, and true southern hospitality with the charm of authentic Old South.
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Famous for many movies: Interview with a Vampire, Primary Colors, Long Hot Summer, Days of our Lives, to name a few. And no antebellum plantation home is without at least one ghost, running the gamut from wispy shadows to an assortment of aggressive, howling poltergeists. Oak Alley is no exception.
Oak Alley offers an experience for everyone. So why wait...Come enjoy her beauty and dream of her rich past...
Historic Grounds open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Big House guided tours available 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday (March-October) and 9:30 a.m until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and until 5:00 p.m. (November- February).
Restaurant open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Spirits Bar open daily from 10:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Cafe and Gift Shop open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.