Cane River Creole National National Historical Park preserves 62.36 acres of cultural landscape, 65 historic structures, an estimated 300,000 artifacts, as well as many other unique resources. Since establishment of the park in November 1994, the National Park Service has made tremendous investments in the development of the park for the enjoyment of all visitors.
Read about the establishment of Cane River Creole NHP and the challenges in interpreting our complex story in Frankly Scarlett, We Do Give a Damn: The Making of a New National Park.
Did You Know?
The French founder of Oakland was Jean Pierre Emanuel Prud’homme, who began farming the area in 1785 and received a Spanish land grant in 1789. Eight generations of his French Creole family lived and worked on this land, managing to keep the physical complex intact for two centuries.