Oak Alley Plantation is a AAA-approved Three Diamond accommodation .
The following is a list of productions filmed in part or entirely on location at Oak Alley Plantation: Midnight Bayou . Ghost Hunters. Beyoncé’s “Déjà Vu” Music Video and “B’Day” CD insert photos. Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte . Nightrider. Dixie: Changing Habits. Days of our Lives . The Long Hot Summer .
Laura is much more plain (still very interesting, though), but it has several of its outbuildings still standing. Oak Alley is grander and more elaborate, mostly lacking outbuildings. The tours at both were very good .
Planted before the house was constructed in 1837, this formal planting is a historic landscape design long recognized for its beauty. An important event in American horticultural history occurred in the winter of 1846-47 when Antoine, a slave gardener at Oak Alley , first successfully grafted pecan trees.
The Oak Alley experience offers visitors an unrestricted opportunity to explore at their own pace (exception: “Big House” exhibit is only at specific times and can be confirmed with you arrive at the mansion). Be sure to allow at least 2 hours for your Oak Alley visit .
The enslaved community at Oak Alley, for example fluctuated between roughly 110 and 120 men, women, and children.
The 1998 film “Primary Colors” was partially filmed there, and the 2008 Lifetime movie “Midnight Bayou” prominently featured both the house and grounds as a newly purchased haunted manor.
The Movie Locations blog gives more details: The Gump boarding house and Jenny’s (Robin Wright Penn) farmhouse stood on the Bluff Plantation, Twickenham Road, just southeast of Yemassee, on the Combahee River between Varnville and Beaufort . Built only for the movie, they were torn down after filming.
|Admission type||Single admission|
|Adults (19 yrs & older||$25.00 (+tax)|
|Youth (13 to 18 yrs old)||$10.00 (+ tax)|
|Children (6 to 12 yrs old) 5 yrs & younger||$7.00 (+ tax) Free|
|Friends of Oak Alley Members (Learn more)||Free for Member and 1 guest|
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While the history of Oak Alley Plantation begins with the Jacques Telesphore Roman family, it is the legacy of Mrs. Josephine Armstrong Stewart which keeps the iconic Oak Alley Plantation open to the public today.
While the alley trees are very old— approximately 300 years —the average age for a Live Oak is 600 years , making these only middle aged! There are 28 trees, to match the 28 columns on the “Big House”. Each tree in the alley is named after a person who owned Oak Alley Plantation at one time over its 170 year history.
Oak Alley Plantation is located in the town of Vacherie, about 54 miles (87 kilometers) west of New Orleans .