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    Cane River

    National Heritage Area Louisiana

Operating Hours & Seasons

Oakland Plantation Main House, Photo by John Lees
Within the National Heritage Area there are many individual sites with various operating hours and fees. This is not meant to be a complete listing of all area sites. Detailed information and upcoming events can be viewed at the Natchitoches Convention and Visitor Bureau's downtown location or by visiting their web site.

781 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457

phone: 800/259-1714
fax: 318/352-2415

Email: est1714@natchitoches.net
Web site: www.natchitoches.net

Cane River Creole National Historical Park -
Magnolia Plantation Complex (National Park Site) Open daily, 8a.m.  4p.m. - No Admission
Oakland Plantation (National Park Site)Open daily 8a.m. - 4p.m. -No Admission

**Kate Chopin House/Bayou Folk Museum closed as historic Landmark property tragically burned Oct. 2008

Magnolia Plantation Big House - Privately owned, Admission charged - Hours vary

Melrose Plantation - Open daily, 12p.m. -4p.m. Closed on Mondays - Admission - Adults, $10.00, Children/Students, $5.00
(Tour times:  12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.) Closed on Major Holidays!

National Historic Landmark District - Open daily and free

**Admission prices are subject to change without notification.
Main House at Oakland Plantation, Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Photo by John Lees
 
Historic Front Street, Photo by John Lees
Adais Indian Nation Cultural Center and Museum - Open daily, 9a.m. - 5p.m., Admission, Adults $6.50, Ages 3-12 $4.75, Children under 3 Free

Fort St. Jean Baptiste - Open daily, 9a.m. - 5p.m. Admission - $2.00 (ages 13 -62)

Fort Jesup State Historic Site - Open daily, 9a.m. - 5p.m., Admission $2.00 ages 13-62

Los Adaes State Historic Site - Open by Appointment Only

**Admission prices are subject to change without notification.
Historic Front Street Downtown Natchitoches, Photo by John Lees

Did You Know?

Couple gardening in heritage area, Photo by NPS

The City of Natchitoches, Louisiana located in the Cane River National Heritage Area is also known throughout the nation as the "City of Lights," because of the annual Christmas Festival which takes place the first Saturday in December.