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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Men and women, it was the common term for a house slave, referring to those who worked inside the house and often had specific etiquette training. The Romans referred to their Domestics as "Servants" as opposed to Field Slaves, whom they referred to as "The Negroes."