• 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?

Magnolia Quarters

The layout of Magnolia's slave houses does not seem to facilitate the feeling of community. The fronts of most of the houses face the backs of other houses. Perhaps the owner placed a high priority on the look of solid uniformity achieved with the grid-like arrangement.