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 Plantation main house 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?
As textile mills in the north increased their demand for cotton, the use of enslaved labor increased in cotton-growing plantations such as Oakland and Magnolia. In this way the industrial revolution in the northern states encouraged the expansion of the plantation labor systems of the south.