Oak Alley Plantation
Located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the “Grande Dame of the Great River Road”. The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home.
Built in 1836, the design of the mansion combined several styles, the most notable being the 28 classic columns surrounding the house. The columns measure 8 feet in circumference and are solid brick. The bricks were made in pie-shaped molds in order to achieve the circular form of the columns. all the materials used in the construction of the home were found or manufactured on the plantation with the exception of the marble for the floors and fireplaces and the slate for the roof, both of which were imported.
The house was designed for maximum protection from the fierce summers of this area. The veranda extends approximately 13 feet from the walls, keeping the home in shade most of the day. The tall windows and doors face each other for cross ventilation and the ceilings are 12 feet high. Most important are the 16 inch thick walls throughout the house.
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Oak Alley Plantation
3645 Highway 18 (Great River Road)
Oak Alley is open for operation seven days a week.
The Grounds open at 9:00 a.m.
Antebellum mansion is open for tours from: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Saturday and Sunday Tours begin on the hour and 1/2 hour.
Closed New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Mardi Gras Day.
Discounts are offered to Senior Citizens (65+), AAA and Active Military. We accept VISA and MasterCard. Personal checks are not accepted for tour admission. Please see Group and Private Events for group rates.
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