My Visit to Haunting Oak Alley Plantation – Photo Essay

I’ve always wanted to visit Oak Alley Plantation and had the opportunity during my stay in New Orleans area. I was staying at Ponchatrain Landing RV Park. They offer a shuttle to the French Quarter.

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Beautiful Grounds

I’ve always wanted to tour some of the old southern plantations and had quite a list of them lined up for last spring. COVID19 made that impossible but I did manage to get what is arguably the most well-known plantation you can actually visit, Oak Alley Plantation just outside New Orleans.

Built in 1827, it was originally the home of a sugar cane grower.

View From the Side of the Plantation House

Oak Alley now sits on twenty-five acres. The house was renovated in the 1920s. The columns and iron details are stunning.

The Oaks of Oak Alley Plantation

There are a total of twenty-eight columns on the house and there are twenty-eight massive oaks lining the front walkway.

The Famous Oak Alley

Of course, you can’t miss the money shot and the reason they call it Oak Alley.

Laundry Washing Pot

The slave quarters. There was a street lined with these houses on both sides. There was room for many. That’s a big washtub in the foreground.

Former Slave Quarters
Former Slave Quarters

One day I’ll visit more of these historic places.

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