Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Cane River Creole National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Cane River Creole NHP partners with New Orleans Jazz NHP and Asbury United Methodist Church to present "Freedom Is Coming Concert". Read more
Students and local ball players help keep Cane River's baseball legacy alive. Read more
Park hosts annual Christmas Down River events at Oakland and Magnolia plantations. Read more
Local students use photos to commemorate class trip. Read more
Cane River Creole NHP, Cane River National Heritage Area, National Park Foundation, Louisiana State Parks, and the Army Corps of Engineers work together to provide a field trip for local fifth graders. Read more
Did You Know?
The Slave/Tenant Quarters and Ruins at Oakland Plantation are remnants of a larger community, which extended for a quarter-mile southward along the river. After the Civil War, sharecropper and tenant farmer families continued to live in these quarters as late as the 1970s.