Operating Hours & Seasons
Cane River Creole National Historical Park consists of Oakland Plantation and the outbuildings of Magnolia Plantation. Grounds of both sites are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.. daily, and self-guiding maps are available on-site. A guided tour of the Oakland Slave/Tenant Quarters are available at 12:30 p.m. daily. The Oakland Plantation main house tour is conducted by a ranger every day at 1:00 p.m. Depending on staff levels, more tours may be available. Please call us at 318 356-8441.
Did You Know?
Brick was an uncommonly expensive and durable substrate for a slave structure. Most slave houses were built of planks or logs and were extremely drafty. Magnolia’s brick cabins with wooden floors provided a level of comfort seldom found in slave dwellings.