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About Oak Alley

Known worldwide from photos depicting the alley's 28 live oaks leading to the plantation house, Oak Alley remains a major tourist attraction in Southern Louisiana and a popular stop for riverboats, which tie up at its levee.

The graceful house, which has columns on all four sides, is a star -- many movies have been filmed here, including, "Interview with the Vampire" and "Primary Colors."

Until recent years, the mansion tour was a tribute to the Stewart family, which saved and restored the house in 1925. However, a recent restoration, which brought in period furniture early owners might have used, prompted a change in the program; it now focuses on the plantation's history, especially on Jacques Roman, who built Oak Alley in 1839.

In 2013, six reconstructed slave cabins were erected on the grounds, with exhibits about life and work for the plantation's 200 slaves.

There are eight overnight cottages with porches. Behind the main part of the property, Oak Alley also has a large gift shop, restaurant and cafe. You can visit the shop and restaurant without paying an admission fee to the grounds.

Oak Alley is midway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, an hour's drive to either one.

More about Oak Alley

Why go to Oak Alley?

Pros: Oak Valley is one of the most recognizable Southern mansions thanks to many movies filmed here.

Cons: There is often a wait for themed tour tickets and groups can be up to 45 people.

Bottom Line: Oak Valley offers scenic plantations, which offer a glimpse into slave life of the past.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The United States dollar is the only currency accepted; credit cards are widely accepted. There is an ATM in the gift shop at Oak Alley.

Language

English is the language spoken here.


Oak Alley Cruise Reviews

Queen of the Mississippi
Gardening Granna
Sail Date: Mar 2018
Oak Alley grounds were perfect for visiting lovely gardens and out buildings....Read More
Queen of the Mississippi
Brataf
Sail Date: May 2017
Beautiful home and grounds. Lots of information spots and an excellent gift shop...Read More
Queen of the Mississippi
dbjennings
Sail Date: Apr 2018
Beautiful....Read More
Queen of the Mississippi
lynnmarv1
Sail Date: Mar 2018
We did a self guided walk through the plantation and skipped the house tour this time because we had seen it before. We got a complimentary mint julep and I was able to take one back to my dad on the boat, since he...Read More
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