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 Theatre
• 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

Don't forget to try one of our Famous Mint Juleps during your visit. 
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.

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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

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.