• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Fees & Reservations

Antique hay bailer at Magnolia plantation
Antique Hay bailer at The Magnolia Gin barn.
NPS photo
 

Currently there are no fees to visit Oakland or Magnolia plantations. However, reservations are suggested for groups larger than 15 people. Both plantation grounds are open daily from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There is a daily house tour of Oakland at 1:00 p.m. everyday. The house at Magnolia is closed and tours are not offered.

Did You Know?

Cotton

The cultivation of cotton by traditional methods required a large workforce, and until recently this was composed of African American and Cane River Creole workers. It was the departure of these workers in the 1950s that signaled the end of the plantation system.