Oak Alley Plantation has many layers to its story. There is the history of the property as a sugar plantation and the story of the African slaves that worked for the Stewart family. An overwhelming amount of history and detail is provided on the tour relating to the life that slaves endured. One slave named Antoine made quite a name for himself in horticulture. His chief accomplishment was his innovation in the grafting and production of pecan trees. Antoine's work along with the architecture of the plantation helped make this property a National Historic Landmark. The abundance of history here at Oak Alley makes it an important detour from New Orleans.
1. Oak Alley Plantation
2. The big house at Oak Alley Plantation
3. Slave house on the Oak Alley Plantation
4. One of twenty-eight 300 year old oak trees lining the main drive
5. Big House's master suite
6. "Sick Room" in the big house
7. Sitting area in the big house