Thanksgiving Holidays' Special Note

       Admissions are available for purchase upon arrival and not in advance.   With the holidays, we anticipate larger crowds so we encourage you to  come early to avoid longer lines.  


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.