• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Plan Your Visit

Winter shadows at Christmas time on Cane River Lake.
Since 1867 the Prud'homme Store has been a place where members of the Bermuda community gathered and exchanged information. The store also served as a post office. Currently, the Prud'homme Store serves as the visitor center for Oakland Plantation.
NPS Photo/T.L. Van Cleave
 
Magnolia store served as  a gathering place for the community of Derry for over 100 years.
The historic Magnolia Store serves as the visitor center for Magnolia Plantation. The site is equipped with self-guiding site maps, picnic tables, and accessible restrooms.
NPS photo/ Jean Carter
 
Jo Ann with visitors
Ranger-led tours of Oakland Plantation are offered every day at 1:00 p.m.

Ben Fleischer
 
NPS Photo
While touring the grounds, visitors may see archeologists, masons, limewashers, and other preservationists at work. Due to the preservation and restoration work in progress on these buildings and the grounds, access to building interiors may be limited.
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

African Americans

The vibrant African American communities in the Natchitoches region today trace nearly three hundred years of cultural history to the fertile land surrounding the Cane River.