• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Frequently Asked Questions

Magnolia Home
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"Is the house open?"

The main house at Oakland has been stabilized and the very first pieces of original furnishings are beginning to be placed back into it. The daily 1:00 tour includes a visit to the Oakland Main House.

The main house at Magnolia is privately owned. Tours may be available by calling the property at (318) 379-2221.

It is important to understand that a plantation is much more than a main house, and the self-sustaining plantations of Oakland and Magnolia included pigeonniers, corn cribs, slave/tenant houses, cotton gins, blacksmith shops, etc. Be prepared for hot or wet weather, and uneven ground, as you tour the plantations.

Did You Know?

Toussaint

Today a few of the direct descendants of Oakland's enslaved (such as Marvin Toussaint, great-great grandson of Minique Toussaint, an Oakland fiddler and carpenter) now actively participate in local historic preservation of African American institutions.