The Roman Family in New Orleans

Oak Alley's Restaurant is OPEN.  Breakfast is available daily from 8:30 am until 10:30 am with lunch available from 11am until 3pm.    Visitors are asked to park in the restaurant parking while the historic site remains temporarily closed. 


The Gift Shop, Cafe & Spirit's Bar will remain temporarily closed. 


For information on the adjacent historic site and exhibits, please visit: 



The Family Dynasty

From their first arrival here in 1740, the Roman family had a plan to build a financial and political dynasty in the French Creole region of Louisiana. At its peak, the extended Roman family controlled properties and businesses stretching from Opelousas, Louisiana to Gulfport, Mississippi. The bulk of the family holdings were in New Orleans, and in St. James, Louisiana.

Here is a map of some of the major properties that the Roman family members frequented, owned, shared or rented in the city. Click on any one to learn more about that property's connection to the extended Roman family.