What you'll do
I will walk with you through each exhibit (The "Big House", The Landscape, The Sugarcane, The Slave Quarters, & The Blacksmith Shop) & share with you the history of each exhibit. The "Big House": We will tour Jacques & Celina Roman’s "Greek Revival" style mansion, built in 1837 by their slaves. The architecture has classical elements, and is also well-suited to Louisiana’s weather. The Landscape: Oak Alley's landscape with her 28 evenly spaced 300 year old Southern Live Oak Trees is breathtaking. We will walk alongside the Great Oaks & learn the history behind them. Taking photos of and with them are a MUST! The Sugarcane: AKA "White Gold", where you will learn the history of the Sugarcane process then & now. We will go back in time to see what life was like as a field slave. Slaves weeded rows of sugarcane in the summer and harvested them in the early winter, a season known as grinding. The Slave Quarters: We will walk in the footsteps of slaves as we enter their quarters. See & learn how hard life was for people of different color. The Blacksmith Shop: You will learn the enduring legacy of Louisiana craftsmen and share the history of forging metalwork on plantations.
Lunch is included at Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant.
Beverages are included at the Oak Alley Plantation "Spirits" Bar.
Admission to Oak Alley Plantation is included.
I will pick you up in my spacious Toyota RAV4 (SUV) so you will be cool & comfortable to & from Oak Alley Plantation.
CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING SO I CAN ADJUST THE PRICING PER PERSON & TIME (8AM-1PM) FOR YOUR PARTY. 1 Person - $300 2 People - $275 per person 3 People - $250 per person 4 People - $225 per person I'm Paul, a born & raised 49 yr. old native of New Orleans. I have given hundreds of tourists from around the world my Oak Alley Plantation Experience. I have taken several courses on Louisiana History & read most of the books about Oak Alley. I'm also a Licensed New Orleans Tour Guide & have a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Business Administration from The University of New Orleans. Come along with me on this journey to see & learn the history about one of the World’s most famous plantations, OAK ALLEY! I also offer "THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY" (PRIVATE TOUR) https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/407663
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Where you'll be
Oak Alley Plantation is located in Vacherie Louisiana, about 45 miles from New Orleans. Oak Alley was a sugarcane plantation, owned by a French Creole family, the Romans. From its 28 evenly spaced 300 year old Southern Live Oaks to its open spaces, Oak Alley’s Landscape tells the story of a plantation in its evolution. The historic grounds and exhibits at Oak Alley Plantation reflect this evolution at this 200 year old National Historic site.
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Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 1 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
THIS IS A PRIVATE EXPERIENCE, ONLY YOUR GROUP WILL ATTEND. If a day/time slot that you want is not available, call me (504.259.1444) & I will try to accommodate you.
OAK ALLEY PLANTATION (PRIVATE TOUR)