Slavery Database

 

 

Online Ticket and Advance Reservations

Beginning August 15 at 6pm, visitors will be able to secure their admissions and reserve a tour time in advance, online.  We will be offering 2 admissions types:  Historic Site with the “Big House” Exhibit and Historic Site without the “Big House” Exhibit
 
If you are planning a visit to Oak Alley on August 16 or later, please check back to make you reservation or for more information on admissions pricing and details, please click HERE.  While we highly encourage purchasing your admission online in advance, walk-ins are welcome and are subject to availability. 
 
We look forward to your visit and please contact us at 800-442-5539 or at ContactUs@OakAlleyPlantation.org if you have any questions. 
 
 
Slavery Database

 

About this Database:

This database makes accessible to the public all currently available information pertaining to the enslaved community which built and sustained Oak Alley plantation. It brings to light attributes of personhood including names, origins and relationships, and presents them simultaneously with the marks of slavery that dehumanized--such as appraised value. 

The Scope:

This database focuses on the individuals enslaved at Oak Alley, but entries occasionally include transactions that occurred on other plantations. This is most often seen in sales and sacramental records. 

Sources:

Oak Alley has a limited archive. As a result, the information presented here comes from materials housed at: The St. James Parish Courthouse, The Archdiocese of Baton Rouge Sacramental Records, Tulane University, and New Orleans Notarial Archives. Please forward any interest in document copies to the respective institution.

 

All people        All transactions       All References

 

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