Oak Alley Plantation

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REOPENING MAY 30, 2020

Oak Alley Plantation Historic Grounds and Gardens will reopen its doors to the public beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020.  The grounds and exhibits will open at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the first visit of the "Big House" exhibit beginning at 9:30m and the last visit at 5pm.

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Both enslaved men and women, cooks were often designated as either "cook" or "cook for the negroes." Those with the first designation prepared meals for the slave owner`s family, guests and often other domestics, while a "cook for the negroes" prepared large communal meals--generally breakfast and lunch.

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