Why we like it
- Stroll the magnificent alley of 300 year old live oak trees leading a quarter mile to the Mississippi River
- Guided tour of the Oak Alley Plantation grounds is available
- Enjoy traditional Southern dishes, like Cajun shrimp and grits
- Antebellum Mississippi River mansion
- Perhaps the most photographed planation home on the Mississippi
About Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley plantation is located in Vacherie, Louisiana on the Mississippi River midway between the historic cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The working plantation offers antebellum attractions and historic sites as well as rustic charm. Century-old plantation cottages are located on the grounds close to the mansion, and are comfortable and secure in an uncluttered and quiet setting. Enjoy a tranquil evening strolling the stately grounds and imagining what it was like to live here in the 1800s, feeling like you have the place all to yourselves.
Take a tour of the ‘big house’ and learn about the impact of the Civil War on the region. Oak Alley Restaurant is open daily, offering Southern Cajun and Creole dishes within a 19th century cottage. Breakfast includes beignets, plantation omelettes and Cajun French toast; lunches are served Louisiana style, with gumbo and po-boys. There’s also a Plantation Café for lighter bites. A gift shop sells interesting souvenirs.