Experience a bygone era and savour aristocratic splendour and traditional southern-style comfort. Oak Alley Plantation is one of Louisiana’s most photographed mansions, which has been brought back to life in numerous Hollywood movies including The Long Hot Summer.

The story of Oak Alley begins with their famous avenue of oak trees, which spread a quarter of a mile towards the river from the Greek revival style mansion.Nowhere else in the Mississippi valley will you find such a spectacular setting.

Spared during the Civil War, Oak Alley was sold at auction in 1866.A succession of owners followed until 1925, when Andrew and Josephine Stewart bought the plantation home and its surrounding 1,360 acres.The Stewarts began what was to be the first of the Great River Road plantation restorations. Enjoy a stroll around the mansion and admire its grand design, combining several styles, the most notable being the 28 classic columns surrounding the house and the sprawling veranda, designed to protect its residents from the fierce summer temperatures. Inside, the house has been restored to its 19th century glory, a noble tribute to those who left their indelible mark on this rich river region.

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