• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Things To Know Before You Come

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Visitors to the "downriver" plantations may decide to bring a picnic lunch. Drinking water is available at the Oakland Pavilion.

Did You Know?

Mule Barn

The central structure of the Oakland mule barn was built as a smoke house in the 1820s. The resourcefulness of plantation residents can be seen in the adaptive reuse of the smoke house structure to accommodate the mules that were displaced when the original barn burned.