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Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Louisiana

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Cane River Creole National Historical Park

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  • National Heritage Area

    Atchafalaya

    Our country’s landscape is rich and mysterious. It is filled with twisting bayous, rivers and America’s largest river swamp. We have fields of sugar cane and cotton, ancient live oaks and towering cypress. Alligators, raccoons, and even bears roam our lands while 270 species of birds take to our skies. From our waters come catfish, shrimp, oysters and the crawfish that make us so well known.

  • National Heritage Area

    Cane River

    Natchitoches, LA

    More than 300-years of history are etched into the rural landscape of colonial forts, plantations, churches, cemeteries, and homes that comprise Cane River National Heritage Area. Historically, this region lay at the intersection of the French and Spanish Realms in the New World, with the town of Natchitoches originating as an important 18th century trade center.

  • National Historical Park

    Cane River Creole

    Natchez, LA

    The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. The nearly three hundred year relationship between the Cane River Creoles and their homeland was shaped by the river. This relationship was tested by flood, drought, war, and numerous other obstacles. Luckily, their resilience and resourcefulness has allowed the Creole culture to endure and thrive.

  • National Historic Trail

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    Various States, TX,LA

    Come on a journey that will carry you through 300 years of Louisiana and Texas frontier settlement and development on a Spanish colonial "royal road" that originally extended to Mexico City, Mexico.

  • National Historical Park and Preserve

    Jean Lafitte

    New Orleans, LA

    In Jean Lafitte's day, silver and gold filled a pirate's treasure chest, but today's treasures are people, places, and memories. Discover New Orleans’ rich cultural mix. Learn Cajun traditions from people who live them. Watch an alligator bask on a bayou’s bank. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought at 1815’s Battle of New Orleans. Follow the link to find out about the park’s six sites.

  • National Historical Park

    New Orleans Jazz

    New Orleans, LA

    Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for jazz! Drop by our French Market visitor center to inquire about musical events around town. In the mood for a world class musical experience? Attend a jazz concert or ranger performance at the new state of the art performance venue in the Old U.S. Mint.

  • National Monument

    Poverty Point

    Epps, LA

    Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3,000 years ago was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It was - and is - also an engineering marvel, the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites.

American Battlefield Protection Program Grants

  • Deloach's Bluff Battlefield: Archeological Survey

    American Battlefield Protection Program - $41,000 grant, 2010
    Partner: Northwestern State University of Louisiana

  • Fort Derussy Battlefield: Fee Simple Acquisition

    American Battlefield Protection Program - $70,000 grant, 1998
    Partner: Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, And Tourism

  • Mansfield Battlefield: Remote Sensing Survey

    American Battlefield Protection Program - $20,000 grant, 2008
    Partner: Louisiana Office of State Parks

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