Archaeology

Archaeology is a crucial part of our mission here at Oak Alley. As previous owners and residents arrived at the plantation, each adapted--not just the landscape and crops, but the buildings and layout--to their individual needs: The Romans grew sugarcane; the Hardins raised cattle, etc. and “their” Oak Alley reflected those needs. Archaeology allows us to get a better understanding of what Oak Alley looked like under each ownership, how it operated, and the people involved.