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COVID-19 Response UPDATE: 

Oak Alley Plantation's historic grounds & exhibits will temporarily close through April 12, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate the COVID-19 situation.  

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Lonely Planet: Discover the History and Culture of Louisiana

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.

Deterville: “Making a way out of no way”
How an Enslaved Person Copes with Little Hope
USA Today's 10 Best in South : Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Spring 2014 Photo Contest Photo eBook Now Available!
New Zealand Herald: Oak Alley a Step Back into Bygone Days

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? 

Fall Newsletter Available Online
From "French Creole culture" to "modern day Louisiana," this iconic home has witnessed 175 years of history!