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.


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Date of birth: 
9/1834* (estimated)
Date of death: 
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
September 13, 1835; Sponsors: Lazare (slave) and Françoisé (slave)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Mother: Antoinette; Siblings: Simon
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 5; Page no. 159; Entry no. XXX
    • Lists Antoinette as Roselia's mother
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $14,750 (includes a total of 14 people)
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Henri Jacques Roman
  • R5.016
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman and Celina Pilie Marriage Contract, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 2 act 185
    • Lists Antoinette as the mother to Roselia
    • Lists Simon as the sibling to Roselia
  • R17.006.9
    • Bill for Shoes, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Reads, "Pair of shoes for Rosélia | 1.00"


* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 




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