Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation

The most beautiful plantation!

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Visit the Picturesque Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation

The Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation was built in 1839 and originally named Bon Séjour. Enjoy the picturesque avenue lined with 28 giant live oaks leading to the house. This is the most photographed plantation, so bring a camera and take home some of your own great pictures.

Step inside the gracious interiors that echo with the romance of another era, where gleaming hardwood floors and shimmering chandeliers reflect both streams of sunlight and the venerable history of this magnificent home. The “Slavery at Oak Alley” exhibit shares the story of those who were enslaved on this sugar plantation from approximately 1835 to the end of the Civil War. It also shares the daily life of these slaves, including topics such as healthcare, punishment, and life after emancipation.

Plantation Tour Highlights

  • “The Confederate Commanding Officer’s Tent” exhibit
  • The Sugar Cane Theater, which tells the story of sugar’s impact on the people of Oak Alley through video and historical artifacts
  • The Blacksmith Shop, one of the few remaining 1890s-era forges of its kind in Louisiana