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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.
Oak Alley Plantation welcomed her 5 millionth visitor (yes, you read that correctly- 5,000,000) since her opening in 1976. Today, October 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Mr. Steven Keene purchased the 5,000,000th ticket.
Jacques Télésphore Roman was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, on May 22nd in 1800. "Télésphore" Roman is well known here at Oak Alley Plantation - he was the owner of this property, and it was under his tutelage that our antebellum Big House mansion was designed and constructed between 1837 and 1839. Today, we honor Jacques' birthday.
If you've visited Oak Alley in the past, you may be aware that Jacques' extended family once owned much of the land in this area and along the river, including the land that comprises today's Oak Alley Plantation. The Romans owned this property until just after the US Civil War.
But, did you know that the aristocratic Roman family had been in the "New World" for several generations before Oak Alley's Big House was built, and "our" Jacques was not the first Jacques Roman in his family to live in Louisiana?