Sugarcane Theater


The Historic Site & Exhibits will be open daily from 8:30am-5pm.
Please note that we stop selling tickets at 4pm and expect a higher volume of visitors so we recommend you purchase your admissions in advance. Please pay close attention to the details as you make your reservation and on your confirmation regarding arriving 30 minutes prior to the selected time. Late arrivals are not guaranteed access to the "Big House" exhibit if that is the ticket you purchase. We look forward to your visit.

To purchase your admission in advance, please click HERE


The Sugarcane Exhibit invites visitors to explore how the crop shaped Oak Alley, how it defined the lives of the plantation’s inhabitants, and the role that it plays in the region today.
The Roman family built an agricultural empire out of “white gold” and the influence their family held in politics, banking and slave trading was powerful. Displays at this exhibit detail the dependent nature of sugarcane and slavery and subsequently the repercussions felt by thousands of people enslaved for the benefit of this high-maintenance yet lucrative crop. Another display takes guests through the process of cultivating sugarcane—planting, growing, harvesting—both in the 1800s and then today, and a video details the continued impact the crop has on the area’s agricultural economy.




AAA Gem Designation

Oak Alley Plantation is a AAA Gem. Attractions distinguished with the Gem Designation are judged to be of exceptional interest and quality by AAA's professional evaluators. Read more about the Gem Designation.