Visitors are invited to explore Oak Alley Plantation’s complex history. We invite repeat visitors to join us in Rediscovering Oak Alley - the one we thought we knew. Drawing on the first comprehensive research effort since the establishment of the Oak Alley Foundation, the visitor experience now includes previously unshared histories and embraces the often-terrible complexity of what a ‘sugar plantation’ means. In tandem to bringing new narratives to the visitor experience and a new mansion tour, ReDiscover Oak Alley also looks to correct decades-old legends, including its namesake, the famous Alley—not planted by some unknown French settler, but as part of a massive landscape endeavor.
Visitors are able to explore the iconic landscape. Oak Alley’s landscape tells the story of a plantation over time. Step off the path and wander the historic site’s 28 acres at your leisure. Explore the history of this plantation during it’s time as a slave holding plantation through exhibits and additional points of interest.
Visitors are able to CONNECT WITH Oak Alley STAFF at the “BIG HOUSE” & in the Slavery and Landscape CONVERSATION SERIES. Historical Interpreters provide a guided experience through the antebellum mansion in addition to our Site Interpreters that provide “talks” on the grounds and slavery exhibit. Our Interpreters are there to answer any and all questions you might have. Keep an eye out for our Site Interpreter’s trademark Clocks! They mark places around the plantation where you can enjoy brief talks on everything from the iconic oaks to plantation life.
WE INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, LEARN AND RETURN.
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.