The Roman Family in New Orleans

Holiday Hours


Oak Alley Restaurant is open daily but will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 for Thanksgiving.  The Restaurant is open from 8:30am- 3pm for breakfast and lunch. The Gift Shop is open from 9am-5pm and staff is available 9am-9pm to assist with overnight cottage reservations.  

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.