The Foundation

 

 

Online Ticket and Advance Reservations

Beginning August 15 at 6pm, visitors will be able to secure their admissions and reserve a tour time in advance, online.  We will be offering 2 admissions types:  Historic Site with the “Big House” Exhibit and Historic Site without the “Big House” Exhibit
 
If you are planning a visit to Oak Alley on August 16 or later, please check back to make you reservation or for more information on admissions pricing and details, please click HERE.  While we highly encourage purchasing your admission online in advance, walk-ins are welcome and are subject to availability. 
 
We look forward to your visit and please contact us at 800-442-5539 or at ContactUs@OakAlleyPlantation.org if you have any questions. 
 
 

Over the years, many wonderful and fascinating individuals have had a hand in shaping a dream for Oak Alley ... some tried and won, some tried and lost, others just tried and gave up. Still, they all had one thing in common ... they CARED enough to try.

Most of them are gone now, leaving only bits and pieces of the whole story ... yellowed documents in parish archives, remembrances shared from generation to generation, a letter or two, a faded photograph and, most important of all, Oak Alley herself.

Oak Alley's restoration in 1925 by her new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, was the first example of ante-bellum restoration along the River Road. Through the years, Oak Alley was the scene of many events affecting those who had given her a second chance at survival in the struggle against time and the elements. Josephine Stewart outlived her husband by 26 years and, shortly before her death on October 3, 1972, created a non-profit foundation, which would be known as the Oak Alley Foundation, in order that the home and 28 acres of grounds would remain open to the public.

Oak Alley Foundation Mission Statement

Oak Alley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit trust organized and operated exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes. Its trustees are charged with maintaining and preserving the mansion (Big House) and surrounding sixty-three (63) acre National Historic Landmark site for public exhibition as an historical monument to the times and area in which the property was built and for the instruction, education, enlightenment, information, edification and cultural benefit of the citizens of the State of Louisiana, the United States and the public generally.

Oak Alley Foundation’s IRS form 990 Return of Exempt Organization is available at the Oak Alley Plantation administrative office during normal business hours.

Below are ways you can help support the Foundation.