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Oak Alley Welcomes SABIT: In June, Oak Alley was honored to host the U.S. Department of Commerce's SABIT Program: Destination Development and Marketing delegation.  The SABIT Hotel Management delegation which is a program to facilitate an open exchange of ideas with diverse countries, and provides their delegations with valuable & practical information to improve tourism infrastructure in their homelands. SABIT targets economic decision-makers from the countries of the former Soviet Union and other regions of the world.

Oak Alley was honored to host a performance by Grammy-award winning Zydeco artist, Chubby Carrier.  Mr. Carrier and his band performed in our West Pavilion to a thrilled crowd, and had many Zydeco dancers up-and-swinging, even joining him on stage.

Chef Tony Reymundo prepared a wonderful dinner for attendees, and "mais cher, a good time was had by all!"

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, this canopied path is created by a double row of live oaks.
"A Most Extravagant Example of America's Highfalutin Past"
Oak Alley Foundation Education: Bayou Country Children's Museum

Helen M. Orcutt of the Tulsa Examiner recently published an outstanding article about Oak Alley Plantation, featuring our newest exhibit "Slavery at Oak Alley."

Ms. Orcutt mentioned several key aspects of the Oak Alley experience that made the visit special for her: our Southern hospitality, beautiful Big House and grounds, and our determination to keep history "alive" for our visitors. She was fascinated about the inclusiveness created by the beautiful antebellum Big House mansion and reconstructed slave quarters, both of which help us tell the complete story of Oak Alley's 300-year-old history.

When building an engaging new exhibit, how does Oak Alley research the best methods for sharing history?

Happy anniversary to our Executive Director, Zeb Mayhew, Jr. Today, Zeb celebrates 37 years of overseeing the many rewarding and challenging responsibilities of managing Oak Alley. The experience of our visitors today is a product of his vision for Oak Alley's future. Zeb's moto has always been "Hold fast to that which is good." Congratulations Zeb, you have always been a great leader and inspiration to all of us.

National Geographic has rolled out a new site focus on GeoTourism. Highlighted in the Gulf Coast States section is our very own beloved Oak Alley Plantation.

If you visit, feel free to click the THUMBS UP button to let folks know you love Oak Alley as much as we do! has named Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn with a 2013 Award of Excellence, honoring it among the top 10% of all destinations in the world. We are quite honored by this recognition.

From TripAdvisor:
"TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

Wishing Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn much continued success throughout 2013 -- TripAdvisor"