• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Where To Eat

Pigeon for Where to Eat Page

Although historic pigeonniers like this one on Magnolia Plantation add to the region's Creole architectural flavor, meat pies and crawfish have replaced squab as local culinary favorites.


Numerous restaurants are located in nearby Natchitoches, Louisiana. For information on Natchitoches restaurants please call the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 259-1714.

The closest eating establishment to the park is 3-J's Fourway, located at 11028 Highway 1 South in Natchez, Louisiana.

Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation have picnic benches available for those who bring a lunch to the park.

Did You Know?

Magnolia's Gin Barn

Gabe Nargot was a cotton gin engineer whose African-born grandmother had been enslaved at Oakland. Gabe Nargot was the last person living at Oakland who had been enslaved there, and the ruins of his cabin are located in the area of the Slave/Tenant quarters.