The Executive Director

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

The Historic Site & Exhibits will be open daily from 8:30am-5pm.
Please note that we stop selling tickets at 4pm and expect a higher volume of visitors so we recommend you purchase your admissions in advance. Please pay close attention to the details as you make your reservation and on your confirmation regarding arriving 30 minutes prior to the selected time. Late arrivals are not guaranteed access to the "Big House" exhibit if that is the ticket you purchase. We look forward to your visit.

To purchase your admission in advance, please click HERE

 
Meet the Director

Mr. Zeb Mayhew Jr.'s relationship with Oak Alley precedes his tenure as Director by decades. Great-nephew to Mrs. Josephine Stewart, he spent vacations at the plantation and considered Louisiana his second home, attending Tulane for his B.A and Graduate Studies.

Since 1976 when he first accepted the position of Director, Zeb has overseen the growth of the Foundation from a Mission Statement and no endowment to a fully developed Historic Site that welcomed its 5 Millionth visitor in 2014. Under his guidance the mansion has been restored and furnished; the Site listed on the U.S National Register of Historic Places and as a U.S National Historic Landmark, and more recently he established a Department dedicated to furthering research and interpretation. In addition to bringing sustainability and vision to the Foundation, Zeb has also sought ways to develop the River Region as a whole, looking beyond Oak Alley and searching for opportunities for the area to unite and celebrate our shared cultural resources, sites and landmarks, preserving and interpreting them for an ever-growing public. 

His motto has always been: 

“Hold Fast To That Which Is Good