Oak Alley Plantation
The spectacular quarter-mile canopy of 28 evenly spaced giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home built in 1839. The opulence of the home has been authentically restored to its original grandeur. Daily tours of the mansion are conducted by guides dressed in period costumes and are given every half hour, generally lasting 35 to 40 minutes. Visitors may walk the well-manicured grounds at their leisure with the help of a grounds map. Be sure to try one of our famous mint juleps while strolling the grounds, this will make you feel like Rhett and Scarlet from a bygone era, as you retreat to the peace and tranquility of plantation life. The Grounds open at 9:00 a.m. and tours begin at 10:00 a.m. last tour is 4:40 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
While here browse our Gift Shop, not far from the antebellum mansion. It offers a wide selection of Louisiana and Oak Alley souvenirs, such as postcards, t-shirts, novelty items, and handmade collectibles, as well as cookbooks, beautiful regional photography, unique gift items and fascinating books on the architecture, history and culture of the River Region.
Come early for a plantation planter's breakfast, indulge in true Creole/Cajun cuisine for lunch featuring Gumbo, poboys, jambalaya & other local favorites, as well as daily chef specials. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, Oak Alley Restaurant is housed in a 19th century cottage located on the grounds of the plantation, behind the antebellum mansion.
For a true southern experience spend the night in one of our private century old plantation cottages located on the grounds, not far from the antebellum mansion. They are comfortable and secure in an uncluttered and quiet setting. All rooms are equipped with central air conditioning and heat, game boards for your entertainment, microwave, coffee maker and of course the makings, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and luxury waffle monogram robes. Some cottages are also furnished with Tempur-Pedic mattresses for a most restful night's sleep, Cable T.V. and wireless internet. Indeed, our guests find delight in leisurely strolls on the lush grounds or on the levee where they watch the mighty Mississippi River roll by. Your stay here is a wonderful retreat to unwind, clear your mind, and awake refreshed and ready to enjoy a full country breakfast the
In addition to being a perfect day outing for group tours and lunches, Oak Alley Plantation is also truly a unique experience in the evening for cocktail, dinner parties, weddings, corporate or special events. 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.
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.
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