Plantation Overview

Plantation Highlights

• Enjoy a professionally guided tour of the Big House
• Visit the Confederate Commanding Officer's Tent
• Witness the "Slavery at Oak Alley" exhibit's reconstructed slave quarters and learn about those who made plantation luxuries possible
• Watch the video and learn how sugarcane is grown at the Sugarcane Theater
• Explore 25 historic acres using an interpretive map (self guided) and see the legacies left by those who once resided here
• See newly planted pecan trees commemorating Antoine, an enslaved gardener who grafted the first paper shell pecan
• Visit the blacksmith shop which houses the plantation's original forge
• Stroll the magnificent alley of 300 year old live oak trees leading a quarter mile to the Mississippi River
• Dine on Cajun/Creole Cuisine in the restaurant or enjoy a quick snack or ice cream in the Plantation Cafe
• Discover keepsakes and unique gifts in the Gift Shop
• Stay the night in one of the overnight cottages located on the grounds of the plantation

We suggest that visitors plan at least two hours for this self-guided walking tour of the historic grounds and the guided tour of the Big House.  
After your tour, enjoy a Mint Julep (here's the receipe!) or a Virgin Mint Julep at the refreshment table at the back of Big House.

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Also included on the self guided walking tour:

  • Exhibit: "Slavery at Oak Alley"
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • Confederate Commanding Officer's Tent
  • Sugarcane Theatre Video
  • Stewart Gardens
  • Roman Family Tombstone
  • Plantation Bell
  • Stewart Family Graveyard

Photography is welcomed at Oak Alley Plantation, as long as it does not disrupt our tours. Videotaping and video-streaming are prohibited during guided tours.

For safety reasons, the use of "drones" or any aerial photography devices is not permitted.

Oak Alley: See Historic Grounds and Big House!

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.