A River and Its People

The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. Generations of the same families of owners and workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years. The park tells their stories and preserves the cultural landscape of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States.

a colorful view past the red spider lilies down the oak alley from the front porch of the house

Oakland Plantation

Morning sun highlights the oak allée and bottle garden at Oakland Plantation. Learn more about Oakland Plantation.

A distant view of the large Live Oaks with the blacksmith shop in the background.

Magnolia Plantation

The blacksmith shop and live oak allée at Magnolia Plantation. Learn more about Magnolia Plantation.

Last updated: September 28, 2018

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400 Rapides Dr. (Headquarters)
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Phone:

(318) 352-0383 x316

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