Oak Alley Plantation Vacherie, LA

Built 1837-1839 and originally named Bon Sejour, this is probably the finest of the few remaining full peripteral plantation houses, with a colonnade of 28 Doric columns. A double row of giant live oak trees forms the 800-foot-long "oak alley" leading to the house.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
273769
Names
Oak Alley Plantation
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Timeline

2 Dec 1974
Oak Alley Plantation designated a National Historic Landmark
2 Dec 1974
Oak Alley Plantation added to National Register of Historic Places
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National Register Data

Oak Alley Plantation has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places with the following information. Note: some of this data may have become outdated since the listing date. View full NRHP data →

National Register ID
74002187
Date Listed
19741202
Name
Oak Alley Plantation
Other Names
Bon Sejour
Address
2.5 mi. N of Vacherie
City/Town
Vacherie
County
St. James
State
Louisiana
Category
building
Creators
Swainey, George
Level of Significance
national
Years of Significance
1837; 1839
Areas of Significance
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE; ARCHITECTURE; AGRICULTURE