Plantation Overview

Plantation Highlights

• Enjoy a professionally guided tour of the Big House
• Visit the Confederate Commanding Officer's Tent
• Witness the "Slavery at Oak Alley" exhibit's reconstructed slave quarters and learn about those who made plantation luxuries possible
•Learn about sugarcane and it's impact on Oak Alley then and now at the Sugarcane Theater
• Explore 25 historic acres using an interpretive map (self guided) and see the legacies left by those who once resided here
• See newly planted pecan trees commemorating Antoine, an enslaved gardener who grafted the first paper shell pecan
• Visit the blacksmith shop which houses the plantation's original forge
• Stroll the magnificent alley of 300 year old live oak trees leading a quarter mile to the Mississippi River
• Dine on Cajun/Creole Cuisine in the restaurants nearby or enjoy a quick snack or ice cream in the Plantation Cafe
• Stay the night in one of the overnight cottages located nearby the plantation

We suggest that visitors plan at least two hours for this self-guided walking tour of the historic grounds and the guided tour of the Big House.  
After your tour, enjoy a Mint Julep (here's the receipe) or a Virgin Mint Julep at the refreshment table at the back of Big House.

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Also included on the self guided walking tour:

  • Exhibit: "Slavery at Oak Alley"
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • Confederate Commanding Officer's Tent
  • Sugarcane Theater
  • Stewart Gardens
  • Roman Family Tombstone
  • Plantation Bell
  • Stewart Family Graveyard

Photography is welcomed at Oak Alley Plantation, as long as it does not disrupt our tours. Videotaping and video-streaming are prohibited during guided tours.

For safety reasons, the use of "drones" or any aerial photography devices is not permitted.

Oak Alley: See Historic Grounds and Big House!

AAA Gem Designation

Oak Alley Plantation is a AAA Gem. Attractions distinguished with the Gem Designation are judged to be of exceptional interest and quality by AAA's professional evaluators. Read more about the Gem Designation.