Rediscovering Oak Alley: Phase 1

Holiday Hours


Oak Alley Foundation's historic grounds and exhibits are open daily from 9am-5pm, but will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020.  Admissions are required to enter the historic site and may be purchased upon arrival (no advance sales).  Visitors should allow 2 hours to visit the open spaces and exhibits but we do encourage you to arrive early to avoid longer waits for "Big House" exhibit.  Social distancing is highly encouraged and face coverings are required in all buildings and exhibits.  

The “Big House” Experience & Site Interpretation


Drawing on the Foundation's first comprehensive research effort since its establishment, Phase 1 addressed the overreaching narrative shared at the historic site, with particular attention paid to under-represented histories. With a new mansion tour and expanded visitor experience through site interpretation, Phase 1 fully integrated the contributions and histories of the enslaved men, women and children of Oak Alley Plantation and confronted the terrible complexity inherent in the definition of “sugar plantation”.  



We are looking forward to sharing with you, the new Oak Alley experience. 

Thank you for your support of this National Historic Landmark. 





AAA Gem Designation

Oak Alley Plantation is a AAA Gem. Attractions distinguished with the Gem Designation are judged to be of exceptional interest and quality by AAA's professional evaluators. Read more about the Gem Designation.