History

History of Oak Alley Plantation

A sugar plantation; an abandoned investment property; a cattle ranch; a landscape of defiance in the face of the Army Corps of Engineers--Oak Alley has been many things in its 175 year history. Today it is a historic site, dedicated to preserving and interpreting each chapter of this plantation’s memory.

But over a century of history is a lot to absorb in one visit. Here you will find the Oak Alley story continued…enjoy it before your visit or stay in touch after you leave. Access our Collections, enjoy photographs of the historic site or listen to podcasts by our curatorial staff.

Plantation Overview

Research & Collections