Big House

Guided Tours of the Big House

Step back in antebellum elegance and tour the Big House with a Historical Interpreter in period dress. Learn about the creation of this national historic landmark and about the lives of the people who graced this majestic home.

Tours of the Big House  are given on the hour and half hour, generally lasting 35 to 40 minutes.

For those guests unable to climb the stairs to the second floor, an iPad with headphones is available to watch a video of the second floor tour. An historical interpreter will be available to both assist with the iPad, and to answer any questions guests might have. 

We offer ample handicapped parking for our visitors near the Big House and restaurant.  Our grounds and first floor of the mansion are handicap accessible.

Photography is welcomed at Oak Alley Plantation, as long as it does not disrupt our tours.  Videotaping is not allowed inside the Big House. For safety reason, the use of "drones" or any aerial photography devices is not permitted.

All commercial uses of Oak Alley's image are prohibited without express written permission from Oak Alley Plantation. See our Media Page if you are a journalist or would like more information about commercial uses of images of Oak Alley.

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.